Friends of Hospice Board of Directors
Margaret Rizzuto, President
Ellen Galligan Vice President
Colleen Fogarty, Secretary
Carol Ziegler, Treasurer * With Deep and Heartfelt Sadness Carol unexpectedly passed on Aug. 15, 2017 

  • Sue Wilk, Past President
  • Janice Valentino, Hospice Liaison

The Hospice Auxiliary of Orange and Sullivan Counties has now become FRIENDS OF HOSPICE OF ORANGE & SULLIVAN COUNTIES. Although the name has changed, please note that our mission has not and our main goal is to broaden our membership by appealing to a larger part of the community.

The mission to reach out to inform our community about the importance of end of life care is paramount. Through our friend and fundraisers we connect with others and are able to support hospice families in need. Friends of Hospice financially helps to support The Children’s Grieving Center, a free service to the community for children who are grieving the loss of a loved one, and the purchase of sheets and mattress pads for families in need for loved ones receiving hospice care at home. Friends also supplies tote bags for families at the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence and is also called on at other times to assist the organization in other ways.

One of the ways we accomplish these things is by requesting a $25.00 donation annually to become a Friend of Hospice. We look forward to growing and making new friends.

The accomplishments of the Hospice Auxiliary of Orange and Sullivan Counties since its inception has far exceeded what the original founders could have hoped for and will continue as Friends of Hospice.

Friends of Hospice promotes and assists to advance hospice services in Orange and Sullivan Counties. Become a Friend of Hospice today. Join Now.

The White Sale/On Going Fundraiser


Wondering how you can help Hospice? There are many patients who receive Hospice care at home. Many patients are in need of bed sheets for hospital beds and mattress pads. Friends of Hospice provides these supplies throughout the year. Any donation, no matter how small, will make a huge difference to the comfort of these patients and peace of mind for their care givers.

Please send your donation to:
The White Sale c/o Friends of Hospice
800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550

All bed sheets and mattress pads are purchased at Bed Bath & Beyond in Newburgh. They honor all Bed Bath & Beyond coupons for the purchase of these items. 

Current Auxiliary/Friends of Hospice News

hospice-auxiliary-2015-12Click here to download the current edition Hotline April 2016
Hotline April 2016 

Past Auxiliary Newsletter

Hotline Feb 2016
Hotline Dec 2015

Hotline Nov 2015

Auxiliary Annual Report

Aux Annual Report May 2015
Aux Annual Report May 2014
Aux Annual Report 5 2013
Auxiliary Annual Report 2011-2012