Current total: $32,197!
Thank you for your support during our 2nd annual Agrace Giving Day on March 29! On behalf of our patients, families, clients and staff, we thank you for allowing us to be a part of your lives and are grateful for your generosity!
Agrace Giving Day is a 24-hour giving challenge. It’s a special day for compassionate donors, community partners and volunteers like you—who believe in the quality care Agrace provides—to share your support!
Every day in southern Wisconsin, more than 1,500 people count on Agrace to see them through difficult times, even if they have no way to pay for the services they need. Your generosity ensures Agrace can continue to be here, caring every step of the way.
Here are a few of other ways your support helps:
- When family caregivers need a break, Agrace offers respite care for our Hospice Care patients.
- When anyone in southern Wisconsin is struggling with the loss of a loved one, Agrace offers hope and healing through grief support, even if the person who died was not served by Agrace.
- Specialized education is available for Agrace’s clinical staff so we can give the best care possible—which includes providing expert tips to caregivers.
If you missed Agrace Giving Day, you can still help bring care, healing and hope to others like those featured in our stories below, and so many more, with a gift today.
Mary Sue’s Story about Personalized Care
“I remember distinctly, the nurses and caregivers … she sang to her. She’d sing ‘Mary Sue’ rather than ‘Peggy Sue’ and I just thought that was so awesome that she treated her with the love that she did. I will never ever forget that. I hope someday someone will treat me the same way.” — Laura
The Ballweg Family Appreciates Community Grief Support
“The kids love it—they would show you all around (the Agrace Grief Support Center). They both grieve so differently, and taking part in the Family Program at the Grief Support Center has been nice for me to see that it’s all normal. And, I appreciate having access to resources—if the kids are sad or don’t want to talk … what can we do. The kids didn’t know anyone who had lost a parent before group. So knowing there are others like them has been helpful, and they’ve made friends. We’ve all become friends outside of here, too—we meet for coffee and for walks or go to the dog park, so that’s been nice as well.” — Julie
Mari’s Story About Caring for the Caregiver
“At every stage, Gary’s team made sure I knew what was happening and what to expect. Someone was always a phone call away … and I called plenty. Believe me, I was scared. But with Agrace’s help, I received the confidence to help him die at home with peace and dignity.” — Mari
Celebrating Arlene’s 102nd
Throughout her life, Arlene was admired for hosting wonderful cocktail parties. So, when her 102nd birthday approached, her Agrace Hospice Care team wanted to make it one Arlene and the other residents of her long-term care community would enjoy. See how Arlene rang in her 102nd birthday as the queen of celebrations!
Honor Your Loved Ones
You can purchase an engraved brick for Agrace’s Memorial Brick Walk in Madison or a personalized butterfly to adorn the Butterfly Memorial in the Janesville gardens in honor or memory of someone that has touched your life, while also supporting Agrace.
(4×8: $250, 8×8: $750)
(Bronze: $150, Silver: $250, Gold: $500)