Due to our long-standing commitment to provide services in spite of one’s ability to pay, Sangre de Cristo depends upon donations, gifts and sponsorships to survive. As a non-profit organization, we operate the only inpatient unit in southern Colorado (The Joni Fair Hospice House) as well as the only formal outpatient Palliative Care service (IMPACT). Neither of these services is fully funded by Federal or State reimbursement programs, but they represent major components of the mission of the organization, so we appeal to the community to assist us in covering the shortages.
In recent years, Medicare funding – which represents about 85% of Sangre’s revenues – has been reduced, making it difficult to continue services at the high level for which we are known. Our special programs, such as Pet Peace of Mind and Kid’s Camps depend upon grants and donations to survive in the new era of reduced government funding.
Ways to Give
Sangre de Cristo provides many options for community support – including in-kind donations of items for our Estate Store. There are several options on our Donation Page , including the ability to pay tribute to a lost loved one, through the Tribute Gift. Online donations can be made individually or on a regular basis, such as monthly or yearly.
In order to ensure ongoing services, our Development Department oversees a number of programs that involve larger gift amounts, such as:
- One-time personal/family gifts
- Corporate gifts
- Matching gifts
- Annual gifts
- Estate donations
- Planned giving
- Sponsorship of events
- Workplace Giving
- Colorado Gives Day
Non Monetary Donations
All donated goods MUST be donated to the Estate Store. They cannot be dropped off at the Joni Fair Hospice House or our Administration Office. Examples of non-monetary donations include, but are not limited to:
- Nutrition shakes
If you would like to help with a specific need that the organization has, the below items are on our Wish List.
These items have been identified by Sangre staff, patients, families and loved ones as needs that would increase the quality of care that we provide.
To choose an item that you wish to contribute to, please select it on the “Use my donation to support:” drop down menu when you select to DONATE NOW or contact Lauren Leomiti.
- Ambulance to transport patients free of charge.
- Ice Maker Machine for the Joni Fair Hospice House.
- Hi-Low Hospital Beds that will help prevent patient wounds while at the Joni Fair Hospice House.
- Pressure Relief Boots to help prevent patient pressure sores.
- Percussion Vests for respiratory care.
- New signage for the Joni Fair Hospice House that makes it easier for families/loved ones to locate.
- Awning for the Joni Fair Hospice House to provide shade and shelter for patients and their families/loved ones.
For more information on these options, please call Lauren Leomiti at 719-542-0032.
You can rest assured that your donation (of any kind) will remain confidential, unless we are told otherwise by you. We have a strict policy of not selling or otherwise sharing personal or corporate information that emanates from our donors.
Also, if your donation is restricted to the support of a specific program, project, capital expenditure or city/town/region/office, we will respect that directive and tag the donation accordingly.GIVE NOW
Does your employer match its employees’ charitable gifts? If the answer is yes and you would like your employer to match your donation, please select “Yes” for “My company will match my gift” on our donation form. If your company is eligible, please request a matching gift form from your employer’s HR department, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. If you are unsure if your company offers matching gifts, please contact Lauren Leomiti now at (719)542-0032. The impact of your gift to this organization may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses also.
AmazonSmile – “You Shop. Amazon Gives.”
Do you ever shop online using Amazon.com? Well AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know with the added benefit of supporting charitable organizations. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice when you shop at smile.amazon.com. So please don’t forget to start at smile.amazon.com, and select Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care as the charitable organization of your choice when shopping on Amazon. Please visit http://smile.amazon.com/about for more program details.
Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care is a partner with Community Health Charities in Colorado. As an employee in the Federal, State, City, and County government entities, you have the opportunity to support Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care.
Please use these codes = CFC#: 53471 and CCC#: 0949
Colorado Gives Day 2016 – “Give where you live.”
Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care is part of the Colorado Gives Day campaign. Colorado Gives Day is officially on December 6, 2016. Learn more and visit our profile by clicking below on the Colorado Gives Day or Donate buttons.
2017 Sponsors & Supporters