Since its beginning in 1982 FAIRHOPE Hospice and Palliative Care has benefited from the generosity and foresight of individuals who wished to shape the future of our community.

As our community hospice and home of the Pickering House, FAIRHOPE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, not affiliated with any one health care system, providing care for all who seek our services, regardless of anyone’s ability to pay. One hundred percent of your gift will benefit our organization or a project you specify.

Giving to FAIRHOPE Hospice and Palliative Care

Serious illness changes everything. The changes come in waves – some hit right away, and some roll over us more slowly.  When the waves come, we look for the right mix of care, nurturing, and dignity. When the waves come, our compassion connects us.

Compassion takes many forms. It is the caring physician, the nurse at the bedside, or the volunteer who sits quietly in companionship. These professionals are devoted to your loved one’s comfort and offer support and guidance to family members. This kind of care is found in hospice and palliative care programs, the services FAIRHOPE Hospice and Palliative Care offers to its patients.

Serious illness knows neither age nor time. Programs we offer serve children and adults. The compassion that comes with hospice or palliative care happens when it’s needed, be that in the middle of the night or in the early hours of the morning. We know it when we experience it.

Your gift to FAIRHOPE Hospice and Palliative Care support the inspiring care that we are proud to offer. At FAIRHOPE families have the options and services they need while bringing hope and comfort to families facing life-limiting illness.

Let your compassion connect you by donating to support those who will need end-of-life care in our community. Let your compassion shine through so the people who devote themselves to caring for those at end of life have the resources they need to do the work they must.​  Thank you for your generosity.

Gifts to FAIRHOPE Hospice and Palliative Care are tax deductible in accordance with tax laws.

Gift Planning

Most of us, if given the chance, would like to leave some kind of lasting legacy to show that our lives have made a difference in our community, that in some way we have contributed to an important work or cause that will benefit the lives of others for generations to come.

Planned gifts and bequests have been instrumental at every turn for FAIRHOPE Hospice and Palliative Care from gifts of land where The Pickering House and the Anita M. Turner buildings sit today to generous bequests that have made possible the outstanding care we provide.

A planned gift gives you the opportunity to make a personal statement to help shape the future of FAIRHOPE Hospice and Palliative Care and to leave a lasting legacy.

For more information about planned giving please contact Development at 740-654-7077 or by email at

Ways to Give

If you are considering a memorial, tribute or annual gift to FAIRHOPE, thank you in advance for helping to provide the best possible end-of-life care and education for our community. Please click here to make a gift now OR print a gift form that you can complete and mail in.

Please consider one of these giving options:


Memorial or Tribute Gifts

Making a donation in memory of a friend or loved one – or honoring a friend, family member, colleague or FAIRHOPE staff member with a tribute gift given in their name – is an excellent way to support the work of our hospice and palliative care. The family of the person memorialized or the individual honored will be notified that you have given a gift but will not be informed of the amount. Click here to make a Memorial or Tribute gift.

Annual Gifts

You don’t need to honor or memorialize someone to make a gift. Donations are welcome anytime and are vital to sustaining the quality care our community has come to expect through our patient care, community education and outreach efforts. Learn more about the many programs made possible by private gifts. Click here to make a one-time or recurring donation.

Memorial Brick

A memorial walkway in front of The Pickering House has become a focal point. Patients and visitors alike enjoy spending time outside and admiring the many heartfelt messages and remembrances that appear on the walkway. The walkway is maintained with funds specifically designated for this purpose. All other memorial gifts are used to provide patient care and community support. Click here to buy a Memorial or Tribute Brick.


Donate when you shop:

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Kroger Community Rewards

Do you shop at Kroger? If you have a Kroger card please consider linking it to FAIRHOPE Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. This a very simple way to help raise money just by doing your normal shopping. Kroger will donate a portion of your regular purchases to FAIRHOPE at zero cost to you!

Please visit Once logged into your Kroger account you can search for FAIRHOPE Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. either by name or MR250 and then click Enroll. Note, your rewards card number is located on the back of your Kroger card, just beneath the bar code. New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card.

REMEMBER, purchases will not count for FAIRHOPE until after you have registered your Kroger card online. Once enrolled, simply swipe your registered Kroger rewards card or use the phone number that is related to your registered Kroger rewards card when shopping for each purchase to count.

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Convenient Giving Options

  • Credit Card or Check
    Make an online gift using a credit card OR print a gift form that can be mailed with your check. Checks should be made payable to FAIRHOPE Hospice & Palliative Care and mailed to:
    FAIRHOPE Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc.
    282 Sells Road
    Lancaster, OH 43130
  • Stocks / Securities
    Appreciated securities (those which have increased in value) make an excellent gift. They qualify for a charitable tax deduction and may eliminate capital gains tax for you. Before making a gift of stock or securities, please contact Development, 740-654-7077 or
  • Matching Gifts
    Many area employers will match the gifts their employees or retirees make to FAIRHOPE Hospice and Palliative Care, further enhancing the impact of their contribution. To find out your employer’s matching gift policy and process, please contact their human resources department. Typically, you would send your gift to FAIRHOPE along with your company’s matching gift form. Fairhope confirms receipt of your gift by signing the form and sending it to your employer. We will send you an acknowledgment of your personal gift and will also advise you when we receive the company match.
  • Tax Deductions
    FAIRHOPE Hospice and Palliative Care is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All the giving opportunities described here are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Your letter of acknowledgement for your gift will also serve as your receipt to keep for tax purposes.


To us, FAIRHOPE means peace, dignity and compassion.

-The George Family