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.

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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.

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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!

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

 

Volunteer Training

The Community Thrift Shop is expanding! Join us on November 11th as we open our second location at 345 Main in Huntington

Founded in 1965 by local groups to benefit those in need within the community, The Shop temporarily closed in 2020 and reopened in its new location at 345 Main Street in Huntington in July 2021.  A second location at 345 Main will open on November 11, 2022.

Today, one hundred percent of the net proceeds benefit VNSHS.  The caring support of Thrift Shop donors and patrons helps to provide compassionate care of the highest quality to families in our community who are facing a healthcare crisis.

Donations of the following will be accepted at The Community Thrift Shop Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  as well as at VNSHS at 505 Main Street in Northport Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WE ACCEPT DONATIONS OF GENTLY USED AND NEW:

CLOTHING  women’s, men’s and children’s clothing of any season and occasion including outerwear, jewelry, shoes, handbags and accessories.

HOMEGOODS AND DECOR including small furniture items that can be carried such as nightstands, side tables, small chairs, benches and small bookshelves.

SPORTING GOODS, TOYS, GAMES & NEW, UNOPENED ELECTRONICS/SMALL COUNTERTOP APPLIANCES

HOLIDAY home goods, dinner/serving wear, Halloween costumes, and special occasion clothing including children’s wear.

**WE DO NOT ACCEPT: Couches, oversized chairs, recliners, dining/kitchen tables, bedroom sets, mattresses/box springs, VCRs, TVs, stereos, medical supplies, encyclopedias, textbooks, magazines, CDs, DVDs and items that are broken, chipped, torn or stained.

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.

FOR QUESTIONS, please contact info@vnshs.org or call 631.610.2600.

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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