Bags of Cookies for Caregivers

As a community-based hospice we rely on the generosity of our donors to provide the services that set us apart from other hospice organizations. We are blessed to have many community organizations and companies support us through events and sponsorships.

Tree of Lights 2014

If you purchased a light on any of the eleven Hospice of the East Bay trees throughout Contra Costa last year, you helped us raise $93,000 to support the end-of-life care we provide to patients!

Surrounded by their friends and family, everyone who attended the ceremonies cherished their own memories of loved ones for whom they dedicated a light. In addition, trees were dedicated to the memories of Eloise Chavez and Herb Thurman in Martinez; Councilman Gary Agopian in Brentwood; Margaret May in Danville; Primo E. Facchini in Walnut Creek; Margherita Dominica Molino in Pleasant Hill; Mohamed “Bill” El Wakil in Rossmoor; Marsha Kemp, in Concord/Clayton; Bernice Glueck in Alamo; Hazel Pappalardo in Blackhawk; and Emilie Johnson in Moraga/Lafayette.

On behalf of the staff of Hospice of the East Bay and our patients and their families, thank you for your generosity.

Record Breaking SLO Golf Tournament

For the past 21 years the Nevares family have held a golf tournament in San Luis Obispo to benefit Hospice of the East Bay. Mike Nevares, his brother Jeff, and late brother-in-law Tom Gilbert began the fundraiser in 1993 to honor Mike’s mother, Mary Ann Nevares, and mother-in-law, Vicki Menzhuber.

Always a successful golf tournament, SLO broke its own record this year by raising over $14,000! On behalf of every patient and our entire staff, Hospice of the East Bay thanks the Nevares family and everyone who participated in this memorable tournament. Since its inception, the SLO tournament has raised over $73,000!

Tips for Change at Gianni’s

We are so very thankful for community groups such as the Danville/Sycamore Valley Rotary for collaborating with Gianni’s Italian Bistro for the Tips for Change event. Over 130 guests dined while being served by Rotary members on March 23rd.

This was the most successful Tips for Change event ever held at Gianni’s, bringing in $6,620. The Rotary Club added another $2,500 to make the total raised for Bruns House $9,120.

Thank you to Melanie Bartoletti, Gianni, Pat Burgess, Del Chandler, Jack Worthington and the rest of the Rotarians that made this event so beneficial for the Bruns House.

Cookies for Caregivers!

We have a new program to help welcome patients and families to Hospice of the East Bay—Cookies for Caregivers! The day our patients are admitted to hospice is one of the hardest days of their lives, so our admissions nurses bring along a special bag of cookies for them. Providing cookies might seem like small gesture, but it shows families that we intend to take care of them physically, spiritually and emotionally. Special thanks go to Volunteer Coordinator Sharon Bach for organizing this program!