Make A Gift to Support Hope
Your generosity is essential to our mission. You can donate online – or, send a check made payable to Hope Hospice to
Hope Development Department
9470 HealthPark Circle
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, Hope is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization, and our tax identification number is 59-2128697. Your donation acknowledgment letter can be used for tax purposes.
Yes, we will provide weekly acknowledgement letters for families so they will be aware of gifts made in honor or in memory of loved ones. Hope only lists the name and address of the donor, not the gift amount. If you would like to remain anonymous, please make a note in the Comments section.
A typical obituary notice would be worded as: “In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in [Name]’s memory be directed to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.”
Many local funeral homes already have Hope donation envelopes available, but please be sure to ask. You may pick up donation envelopes from the front desk of our Hope Care Centers, or – given advance notice – additional envelopes can be mailed to you. Write to [email protected] for help.
Hope’s donor information is never sold. Hope never solicits donations by telephone; if you receive a call, it will only be for the purposes of confirming or clarifying your previous donation.
Please write to [email protected] with your full name and address to be removed from our mailing lists. This request will affect all mailings including bereavement support, invitations to our special events, our Wings of Hope newsletter, and other notifications from Hope.
Leaving a Legacy for Hope
If you wish to leave a legacy to Hope Hospice by naming us in your will, we should be named as: Hope Hospice and Community Services, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Florida, with principal business address of 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Our tax identification number is: 59-2128697.
If you have already named Hope your will or estate plan, please contact us so we can properly account for your gift.
Giving to Special Appeals
We have created custom portals for gifts to be directly attributed to specific funds at Hope. You can also make a note in the comments sections of our main donation form if you would like to suggest another area where Hope may direct your support. Custom donation pages include:
Friends of Hope
The mission of the Friends of Hope committee is to sponsor and support fundraising events and, through membership and fellowship, increase volunteer participation and community awareness for Hope Hospice. Membership dues are $50 per year. Members will be listed in an annual roster and receive invitations to all Friends of Hope events. At these special events, members are joined with pillars of our community, generous philanthropists, and truly dedicated volunteers.
Complete our online membership sign up form to join the Friends of Hope!
Annual Giving Society
Our Annual Giving Society recognizes our valued donors who have supported Hope with $1,000 or more in fiscal gifts in a single calendar year. The Society is dedicated to providing transformational support for the mission of Hope Hospice – improving the quality of life for every person experiencing serious illness by providing exceptional, comforting care and choices that give hope and meaning to every moment. Download a brochure that explains the benefits associated with each level of giving, or go to our online membership sign-up form to become a member of Hope’s Annual Giving Society today.
Hope is dedicated to helping people live life as fully as possible, in comfort and with dignity. It takes more than medication and therapy – sometimes it’s about fulfilling Hopeful Wishes. We often discover things we can do to make life extra special for the people in our care.
Many times, the expense of granting a Hopeful Wish is minimal – the cost of a musical instrument, art supplies, a special doll – yet the rewards for everyone involved are immeasurable. Please contact us if you would be interested in helping grant Hopeful Wishes.
Hope Chest Resale Stores
If you have gently used furniture, clothing, or home goods to donate, please consider giving to Hope Chest, the resale stores for Hope Healthcare. All proceeds from the store sales benefit the individuals in our care, allowing us to provide comfort and compassion to people facing the challenges of serious illness. We have three store locations where donations can be dropped off, and we also offer complimentary pick-up for gently used furniture. Visit our Hope Chest page to learn more.
Other Ways to Give
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Choose us as your charity when shopping on Amazon, and Hope receives a percentage of sales at no charge to you. Our listing appears as Hope Hospice and Community Services, Inc.
Planned Giving with Hope
There are many special options available in charitable giving. Please contact Hope’s Development Department if we can be of assistance. We recommend that all donors speak with their attornies, tax consultants, and professional advisors before considering any type of planned gift. A professional will help recommend the best options that best fit your personal circumstances. Planned gifts may include:
- Charitable Remainder Trusts
- Charitable Lead Trusts
- Life Estate Gifts
- Gifts of Real Estate
- Gifts of Stock
- Gifts of Life Insurance
Charitable Gift Annuities
In exchange for a minimum donation of $10,000, Hope will provide you with high interest rates and a guaranteed income for the rest of your life. Contact us for details on getting a customized report to see exactly how a Charitable Gift Annuity could work for you. We encourage you to share this information with your financial advisor.
Benefits of a Charitable Gift Annuity
- High Interest Rates: Our interest rates are higher than other financial instruments. Rates depend on your age, so gift annuities are appropriate for those older than 65. For example, a recent interest rate for someone 75 years old was 5.8%.
- Relief from Taxes: Part of your contribution is considered a charitable gift by the IRS, and you will receive an income tax deduction. You will also be able to claim part of the annuity payment as tax-free income.
- Fixed Income: Your interest rate will be locked in at the time of your gift. That can mean a lot in uncertain times. Payments arrive every quarter, either by check or direct deposit.
- Lifetime Benefit: Gift annuities are for life. No matter what your age or how long you live, your payments will continue.
Hope stands behind all of our gift annuities with the full financial assets of our organization. Gift annuities remain in a trust account, and Hope has a reserve fund set aside to meet our obligations. Your payments will always continue without fail.