Area hospice seeks donations for CARES, Inc.

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Posted: December 8, 2018 | 12:30 p.m. 

VIRGINIA –  Crater Community Hospice is currently accepting donations for CARES, Inc.  CARES, Inc. serves as a gateway by providing women in crisis with safety and a roof over their head.  

Their mission is to serve the community by helping to alleviate homelessness and help them establish stability and independence.  

Donations of towels (a big need), brooms, mops, house cleaning supplies, and bleach will enable the families to have the supplies needed for their new homes.  Also, donations of toys for the children of all ages and gifts for their mothers will be collected.  “The highlight of my holiday season is watching the child select a gift for their mother and wrap them,” said Dr. Cheryl Riggins, Executive Director of CARES, Inc. “They are so proud to be able to give Mom a present,” Dr. Riggins added.

Donations can be brought to the Crater Community Hospice office Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or during thrift shop hours on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.  “It is important to support other non-profits in our community,” said Tracy Taliaferro, Crater Community Hospice CEO, “and we partner with other non-profits in support of our community.” 

Other organizations, including the Fort Lee Army Logistics University has helped out CARES in the past, providing needed essentials to help them achieve their mission of helping those in need.

As the only local non-profit hospice started by John Randolph and Southside Regional Medical Centers to serve the local communities, Crater Community Hospice depends upon the giving of our community to support unfunded programs and services to the uninsured and underinsured.

Since 1995, Crater Community Hospice has provided exceptional care and support to over 6,000 of your neighbors.  Our mission is to educate the community on serious illness and end of life concerns and provide families and patients with quality care and supportive services. 

We are the only licensed, nonprofit, community-based hospice in the Tri-Cities.  We also serve Dinwiddie, Prince George, Sussex, Surry, Charles City, Greensville-Emporia and Chesterfield Counties. For more information about Crater Community Hospice’s programs and services, upcoming events, or volunteer opportunities, call 804-526-4300 or visit our website at

Crater Community Hospice is a 501(c)3 registered non-profit organization.

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