Maybe you’ve experienced first-hand how uplifting hospice support can be, even at a time when you’ve felt the deepest despair about losing a loved one or friend. Or perhaps your connection came after a sudden or unexpected loss, when you found strength through one of Tidewell’s free grief support groups. However the link was made, you understand the incredible difference Tidewell Hospice makes in the lives of so many families in this community when they are facing their most challenging days.

That’s where your charitable donations have an impact. Tidewell provides its services to all in need, regardless of financial status, and relies on your gifts to fill this gap while it focuses on quality of life issues rather than economic considerations.

All donations to Tidewell are used within its four-county service area to support the needs of local families. As your local, not-for-profit hospice since 1980, Tidewell is committed to respecting your wishes when you decide to make a difference in the lives of those living with advanced illness. Tidewell works diligently to control the costs of fund raising so that your gift can be used where it’s needed — in support of patients and their loved ones.

During fiscal year 2013, 88 cents of every dollar donated was used to cover the direct costs of patient care. Tidewell provided $4.2-million in unreimbursed services, including nearly $2-million in charity care for needy patients who otherwise would have been unable to afford services. The philanthropic support of thoughtful individuals including 100 percent of Tidewell’s Board of Trustees and executive team, corporate partners, and foundations makes this possible. Because of your charitable gift, Tidewell is able to assist families with limited resources and provide much needed care not reimbursed by government or private insurance (e.g., grief and bereavement support, special children’s services, veterans’ programs and complementary therapies).

Tidewell is tax exempt under the U.S. Internal Revenue code and all contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowable by law. A copy of Tidewell’s official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Florida Division of Consumer Services, registration number CH-8529.

Donation checks may be made payable to Tidewell Hospice and mailed to:

Tidewell Hospice
Philanthropy Department
5955 Rand Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34238

Click here to download a donation form, and make a gift today.
To learn more about Tidewell’s philanthropy program, call toll free 1-855-Tidewell.