REPORT FROM HOSPICE HAWAII– Hospice Hawaii’s Pediatric Program recently received donations from Eden in Love as a beneficiary of the boutique’s Giving Tree promotion. For a week during the holidays, shoppers chose a wish from the tree and made a donation towards that item, receiving a store discount in return.
Thanks to generous shoppers, Eden in Love donated art therapy supplies, disposable cameras, a gift certificate for film processing, jewelry making kits, and a video camera.
“These items will go a long way to help our pediatric patients and their families with therapy,” explained Dianne Fochtman, a Hospice Hawaii pediatric nurse practitioner.
“For example, we will give the disposable cameras to our pediatric patients and siblings to take pictures of a specific theme – such as love, friends, what makes you happy, or what inspires you – and then help them work through their feelings using those pictures.”
Serving the community since 1979, Hospice Hawaii specializes in providing comprehensive, interdisciplinary care to patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families in the comfort of their own homes. Hospice Hawaii also offers care in a home-like setting in Kailua. Created by the community and governed by a local board of directors, Hospice Hawaii strives to meet the physical, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of patients with quality end-of-life care. For more information about Hospice Hawaii, visit www.hospicehawaii.org