Casa Grande, Ariz. – The Hospice Charitable Fund of Central Arizona was recently awarded donations totaling $2,276.79 from the Central Arizona Correctional Facility to assist with needs of local hospice patients and families coping with terminal illness. Accepting the award on behalf of the Fund was board member Lorri Himes. The presentation was made at the office of the Hospice Compassus program serving Casa Grande and surrounding communities.
The Fund, which is a long-time partner of Hospice Compassus – Case Grande, strives to mobilize resources to meet specific, individual needs and provides the means to enhance comfort, and bring peace of mind to families with a loved one in the final phases of a terminal illness.
“We see hospice foundation assistance used to provide patients the opportunity to participate in activities that often enhance their quality of life,” said Dr. Franklin Baroi, Medical Director for the Hospice Compassus program in Casa Grande. “We truly appreciate the inmates’ decision to contribute to such a cause, and thank them for their help in supporting all hospices within Pinal County.”
“Financial assistance provided by the Fund can be used to grant last wishes, such as special outings and trips, as well as provide assistance for low income families or those whose financial resources have been exhausted through years of medical treatment,” said Himes. “Financial assistance is awarded based on a uniform assessment of financial need, and in a truly independent manner.”
Restorative Justice Fundraisers are one way for inmates to show they have the capacity to consider the need of others in our communities. Each month, fundraising events are available in which Central Arizona Correctional Facility inmates may participate and the proceeds are donated to non-profit service organizations, such as The Hospice Charitable Fund. Those who participate have made a cognitive decision to make positive contributions to local communities by using the limited amount of funds they have.