Make a Difference for Our Patients
We provide high-quality care and support to patients and families who choose
Great River Health System-Hospice. Health insurance covers medical care,
but we offer many other services while supporting patients and their families.
PayPal offers a convenient way for you to donate to our Hospice –
even if you don’t have a PayPal account. You can charge your donation
to your credit card or checking account through a secure web connection.
You also can send or deliver donations to:
Great River Health System-Hospice
1306 S. Washington Rd.
West Burlington, IA 52655
All donations are acknowledged. For more information about making a donation,
please call (319) 768-3352.
Our Hospice House uses many of the items you may use in your home. Please
consider helping us serve our families. Drop off items between 7 a.m.
and 7 p.m. daily. Include your name and address so we can acknowledge
your donation. If you have any questions, please call (319) 768-3352.
Items we need:
- Breakfast cereal, individual boxes
- Coffee creamer
- Coffee, unflavored regular and decaffeinated
- Cookie dough, frozen
- Dessert-size paper plates
- Dishwasher detergent, concentrated packs
- Frozen pizzas, regular and breakfast
- Music CDs, country, 1960s and 1970s
- Paper towels, limited quantity needed
- Storage totes, 18-gallon size
- Sunflower seed for birds
- Twin-size fitted sheets
- Baby monitors, audio or video – for patient use
Make Lap Quilts and Crocheted Angels
Our patients receive handmade lap quilts when they are admitted to Hospice.
Family members and friends often sign or write memories on the back of
the quilts. Patients’ family members receive crocheted angels. If
you want to share your talents in making these gifts, please call (319) 768-3374.
Be a Volunteer
Hospice volunteers may work with patients and their families in their homes
or at the hospice house. They also help the program in many other ways,
such as providing companionship to patients, running errands for families,
doing clerical work and planning fundraisers.
- Be at least 16 years old
- Pass a criminal background check
- Attend a four-part training
Volunteers with previous hospice training also are encouraged to join our
Hospice team. Only an orientation is required.
For more information about becoming a Hospice volunteer, please call (319)
768-3350 or toll-free (877) 404-4766.