Hospice of the Sacred Heart Responds to UrgentCOVID-19 Need by Joining #GivingTuesdayNow in Global Day of Giving and Unity  


You can take part in #GivingTuesdayNow by supporting the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Memorial Fund on Tuesday, May 5th.

#GivingTuesdayNowis a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 –in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec 1, 2020 #GivingTuesday – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world. 

At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings people of all races, faiths, and political views together across the globe.Generosity gives everyone power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act on. It’s a day for everyone around the world to stand together and give back in all ways, no matter who or where we are. 

“The COVID-19 world crisis is unprecedented and every healthcare organization has been affected in one way or another. Proudly, our clinical team is made up of warriors… doctors, nurses, social workers and others dedicated to our mission of providing comfort, care, hope and choice to patients and their families while guiding them through the end of life journey,” said Diane Baldi, CEO,Hospice of the Sacred Heart.  

People can show their generosity in a variety of ways during #GivingTuesdayNow, whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or giving to causes, every act of generosity counts. The global movement will emphasize opportunities to give back to communities and causes in safe ways that allow for social connection even while practicing physical distancing. 

“As a global community, we can mourn this moment of extreme crisis while also finding the opportunity to support one another. We each have the power to make an impact with acts of generosity, no matter how small, and to ensure the sustainability of organizations and services that are crucial to the care and support of our communities,” said Asha Curran, CEO of GivingTuesday. “#GivingTuesdayNow is a chance for us to stand united and use grassroots generosity to show that we are all in this together, beginning to end. Even as many face financial uncertainty, generosity is not about size.From calling an elderly neighbor to chat to offering translation help; from showing gratitude to our healthcare workers to donating to your local food bank, every act of kindness is a beacon of hope in this crisis. We all have something to give, and every act of human consideration and kindness matters.”

Those interested in joining Hospice of the Sacred Heart’s #GivingTuesdayNow efforts can visit www.hospicesacredheart.org and click on “Donate”.

For more details about the GivingTuesday movement,visit the GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTuesday and #GivingTuesdayNow on Twitter. For youth interested in joining the movement,visit GivingTuesdayKids.org for inspiration and project ideas.