Hospice Support Fund Legal Disclosure

HSF FACTS Solicitation For Charitable Purposes Card

Contributions made to The Hospice Support Fund (HSF) a program of The New Hope Foundation, Inc, are used for fundraising expenses, administrative costs, public education and program services. The services of a paid professional fundraiser are used to professionally assist HSF in the solicitation of funds. In the last fiscal year The Hospice Support Fund raised a total of $1,521,951. Its expense distribution was 69.39% on fundraising, 10.22% on administration, 5.93% on program services, and 14.46% on public education in conjunction with fundraising appeals. The cost of this solicitation is charged partly to fundraising and partly to public education. Fundraising costs include costs incurred in establishing a donor base. Public education costs include costs incurred in disseminating information contained in solicitations. Hospice Support Fund was founded in 1999. The Hospice Support Fund’s first Annual Report/Audited Financial Statement will be available by 2014. A free copy may be obtained by writing our headquarters address at The Hospice Support Fund, 619 Woodland Street, Nashville, TN 37206 • (615) 259-0128. The Hospice Support Fund is an independent organization and is not affiliated with any local hospice or with any local hospitals in the nation except The New Hope Foundation. For Florida residents - A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling 1-800-435-7352 toll-free within the state. Florida Registration #SC-03411. Georgia residents - A full and fair description of the programs of HSF and a copy of the most recent financial summary are available from the office and address set forth above. Illinois residents - Contracts and reports regarding HSF are on file with the Illinois Attorney General. Kansas residents - The financial summary of HSF for the preceding fiscal year is available from the Secretary of State, Capitol 2nd Floor, Topeka, KS 66612. Maryland residents - Copies of documents and information submitted by HSF are available for the cost of copies and postage from the Secretary of State, Statehouse, Annapolis, MD 21401. Michigan Registration Number MICS 9663. Mississippi residents - The official registration and financial information of HSF may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office by calling 1-888-236-6167. Minnesota: Direct Response Consulting Services, Inc. is on file in Minnesota as the professional fundraising consultant assisting with this solicitation. NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS - INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION AND THE PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED BY THE CHARITY DURING THE LAST REPORTING PERIOD THAT WERE DEDICATED TO THE CHARITABLE PURPOSE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING (973) 504-6215 AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/charfrm.htm. REGISTRATION WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT. New York residents may also obtain a copy of HSF’s annual report by writing to the Office of Attorney General, Department of Law, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, New York 10271. North Carolina residents - Financial Information about HSF and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1-888-830-4989. Registration with a state agency does not constitute or imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state. Pennsylvania residents - The official registration and financial information of Hospice Support Fund may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Virginia residents - A Financial Statement for the most recent fiscal year is available upon request from the State Division of Consumer Services, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23209. Registration does not imply endorsement. Washington State residents may obtain additional financial disclosure information by contacting the Secretary of State at 1-800-332-GIVE.

Our Assurance To You... If you wish to obtain a refund of your donation to Hospice Support Fund, simply send a photo-copy of both the front and back of your cancelled donation check made out to Hospice Support Fund to our headquarters address and a refund will be issued immediately.

Privacy Notice: Your name may be made available to other organizations. If you would prefer your name not be made available, please send a postcard with your name and address to: “Do Not Share”, Hospice Support Fund, P.O. Box 1839, Merrifield, VA 22116-8039. If you decide you no longer wish to receive mail from us, please send a postcard with your name and address to: “No Mail Please”, Hospice Support Fund, P.O. Box 1839, Merrifield, VA 22116-8039. After you send your request in it will be processed within 30 days. However, you may continue to receive mailings already in progress, but your request should be honored within 90-120 days.

YOU CAN HELP BRING COMPASSIONATE END OF LIFE HOME HOSPICE CARE THROUGH A BEQUEST IN YOUR WILL

If you already have a Will, it generally is possible to add a bequest to help bring compassionate end of life home hospice care without preparing a new Will. Through a short separate document (known as a “codicil”), you can include Hospice Support Fund as your beneficiary. Or simply add this language to your will: “I bequeath to Hospice Support Fund (a program of The New Hope Foundation, Inc.), a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, the sum of $____________ .” For more information please write to: Hospice Support Fund Estate Planning, P.O. Box 1839, Merrifield, VA 22116-8039. The net proceeds of all funds received from wills and bequests will be spent exclusively on program services.

Facts you should know about end of life home hospice care:

  • Your loved ones will live longer and patient and family will be more comfortable if end of life care is at home rather than a hospital.
  • Your loved ones will suffer less pain and receive much better care if they see a palliative care doctor who specializes in pain relief at the beginning of a serious illness rather than the end.
  • When your loved ones get end of life care at home they and their family are over 50% more like to be emotionally and spiritually satisfied with the experience.

Yet sadly, even though 80% of all Americans would prefer to spend their last days receiving care at home, 4 out of every 5 Americans are denied hospice care or don’t even know they qualify for home hospice care.

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