Senior man and woman in wheelchair in autumn nature.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Providing charitable, compassionate care to the community has been the cornerstone of the Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk mission since we were founded in 1952. The generosity of donors helps us fulfill our mission to provide quality healthcare to patients regardless of their income, illness, insurance or ability to pay. Please see below for the many opportunities for you to support VNSHS and help families in your own community facing a healthcare crisis.

Make a Donation Now

 

You may designate your gift to support Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk General Programs, hospice or Hospice House. Gifts may be made in memory of a loved one or in honor of a VNSHS employee, volunteer or Board Member.  All donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. You will receive a letter of acknowledgment for tax-purposes.

  • To make your donation by phone, contact Johana Rodriguez at 631.930.9311.
  • To make a donation by check, make check payable to VNSHS and mail to:
    VNSHS
    505 Main Street
    Northport, NY 11768

If applicable, please indicate who your gift is In Memory of or In Honor of and what you designate your gift to support: VNSHS General Programs, Hospice or Hospice House. If you do not indicate what you would like to support, your gift will support VNSHS General Programs.

Other ways to donate

Matching Gift Gifts of stock or real estate Gifts through your will Gifts through your life insurance
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Memorial Garden

Memorialize Your Loved Ones Name in Stone in the Hospice House Memorial Garden

The Hospice House Memorial Garden provides a lasting way to memorialize a loved one. Bricks, pavers and granite pavers are available for purchase and engraving according to the donor’s wishes. A Memorial Garden Dedication Ceremony for donors and their loved ones is held annually in September. Orders must be placed by June to be included in the ceremony.

To reserve your commemorative brick or paver, please complete the below form:

Engraving instructions will be requested from you at a later date

You can add the names for a loved one or special friend after you click the purchase button on the next page

You may also download, complete and mail the Memorial Garden Form to:
VNSHS 505 Main Street Northport, NY 11768

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Volunteers

Whether you commit to a couple hours a week or a couple hours a year, Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk (VNSHS) provides rewarding opportunities for you to make a difference in the lives of patients and families facing a healthcare crisis. Some volunteers have specialized expertise, but most are people who want to serve our community and help their friends and neighbors. Some volunteers work with patients, while others help at the office, events or in the community. Volunteer opportunities are available 365 days a year.

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Special Events

Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk hosts several fundraisers to benefit Hospice House throughout the year.
Whatever your interest, VNSHS has an event for you!

PLEASE JOIN US VIRTUALLY TO SUPPORT HOSPICE HOUSE  

WHO:           Anyone, individually or with friends and family

WHAT:         Run, walk or bike 5K in your neighborhood, favorite course, trail or gym

WHERE:       Anywhere

WHEN:         Anytime during National Nurses Week, May 6 through May 12, 2021

WHY:             To honor a loved one, special nurse or caregiver while supporting Hospice House

HOW:             Register at events.elitefeats.com/VNSHS21

$25 per adult and $10 for age 12 and under. Your swag bag ($25+ value) with running socks, personalized bib, gift certificates and more will be mailed to you. You will also be entered to win one of 25 Amazon gift cards.

PAST EVENTS

Paws for a Cause has become a treasured tradition. Although we could not be together in October 2020 for our annual dog walk and parade, VNSHS went virtual with a video pet parade which can be viewed HERE.  Enjoy! 

The 16th Annual VNSHS Golf Classic on Monday, August 3rd at Indian Hills Country Club honored VNSHS Healthcare Heroes and raised more than $30,000 for Hospice House. As golfers entered, they were greeted by hundreds of Healthcare Hero signs – one for each VNSHS employee. Sponsors and individuals generously purchased these signs in recognition of all that Healthcare Heroes do to make a difference in the lives of those in need.

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Purchase Scenic Cards to Benefit Hospice House

Photography by Bonnie Gruber, VNSHS Volunteer Coordinator

8 cards (2 of each design) for $15 includes shipping and handing in the Continental U.S.

Cards will be mailed to you within 7-10 business days of your purchase

 

Clothes rack

The Community Thrift Shop is Back! Same Bargains. Fresh New Look and Address.   

We are excited to announce that The Community Thrift Shop will be reopening at 345 Main Street in Huntington in early summer!  Founded in 1965 by local groups to benefit those in need within the community, The Shop temporarily closed in 2020 and will be re-opening at a new address.  We are honored to carry on the tradition The Community Thrift Shop. One-hundred percent of the net proceeds of all sales to benefit Hospice House.

WE’RE HIRING a part time manager. Learn more and apply HERE.

VOLUNTEER SHIFTS are available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.. on weekdays and Saturday.  Please contact bgruber@vnshs.org if you would like to volunteer.

DONATIONS OF GENTLY USED AND NEW women’s clothing, shoes, jewelry, handbags and accessories and home décor items especially all designer brands, Aerie, American Eagle, Hollister, Levi’s, Lululemon, Pink and graphic tees and sweatshirts will be accepted at VNSHS at 505 Main Street in Northport from Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

FOR QUESTIONS, please contact info@vnshs.org.

Contact Us

Administration and Home Care Services

505 Main Street Northport, NY 11768

 

631.261.7200 631.261.1985

Hospice Services

101 Laurel Road, East Northport, NY 11731

 

Hospice House and Respite 631.930.9399 631.261.5424
Hospice at Home 631.930.9335 631.261.5423

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