This #GivingTuesday, Crater Community Hospice will celebrate giving by participating in Giving Tuesday. 

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on November 27th and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.

This #GivingTuesday, Crater Community Hospice is asking for donations to enable us to purchase a storage building to store supplies for our Memory Garden.  The Memory Garden is a place for our patients, families and the community to reflect and remember the loved ones they have lost.  It is open to our community year-round and tended by volunteers.  “We have quite a collection of shovels, sprays, gloves, and other accessories to help with upkeep that we need to house.  The small closet in our building is running over,” said Cindy Hamlin, Crater Community Hospice’s Development Director.

“The #GivingTuesday donations will allow us to use our normal funds for patient care instead of purchasing a storage building.  The dollars saved we can apply directly to support the programs and services we provide for the well-being of those whom we serve in our community,” said Tracy Taliaferro, Crater Community Hospice’s CEO. 


Creating Memories-Crater Community Hospice- Commemorative Engraved Bricks

Dedicating a brick in our Crater Community Hospice Memorial Garden is a beautiful way to create lasting memories and honor our loved ones. By purchasing a specially engraved brick and having it placed in our Memorial Garden, your loved one’s memory will be celebrated for generations to come.

Our memorial garden is open to anyone in the community. Enjoy our beautiful garden as a place to share your memories and feel connected with those special people who remain forever in our hearts.

Bricks are ordered and placed in the garden twice per year, in the spring and fall and can be ordered by using the attached form.

For more information, please contact Cindy Hamlin, Development Director, at (804) 526-4300

Click Here to download the form to fill out

Dinner and Auction Event at Petersburg Farmers Market Restaurant and Bar


Sunday March 12, 2017 at the Farmers Market Restaurant and Bar
9 East Old Street Petersburg, VA ~ 5 pm social & 6 pm seating
Chef’s Choice Gourmet Dinner ~ Photos by Jeanne Holmes ~ Music & Getaway Auction
Ticket Price: $75 Contribution

All proceeds support the mission of Crater Community Hospice.  The amount of this contribution that is deductible for federal tax income purposes is limited to the excess of $75 over the FMV of the goods/services provided to the ticket holder. The good faith estimate of the FMV is $40.

We are excited to be working with one of Petersburg’s most anticipated new restaurants for our spring fundraiser.

To reserve your spot, make a secure contribution of $75 online by clicking HERE, or call Deborah Williamson at 804 526 4300.

Via the Petersburg Progress-Index, read about the history of the project HERE and the opening HERE

More on the background from Richmond BizSence HERE

See more great reviews at the restaurant’s Facebook page HERE


Help us Help our Community

When your family member is seriously ill and facing end of life issues, where do you turn?
This year, more than 400 families turned to Crater Community Hospice.  Why?
  • The level and quality of care relieved and supported caregivers.
  • Families saved on out-of-pocket costs for medications, medical equipment, oxygen, and medical supplies.
  • Our hospice team delivered additional emotional and spiritual support throughout our families’ journeys.
At Crater Community Hospice, we treat a patient, not an illness.  And our concept of “patient” includes the family.
Your contributions help sustain us as the region’s only community-owned hospice.  We are based in the region, supported by the region, and serve the region.   Our families say it best:
“The comfort your visits provided relieved so much stress.  We are very grateful to you.”
Because you believe in us, our team of nurses, nursing aides, social workers, and chaplain-all led by our physician medical director-are committed to ensuring an end of life experience that provides the care and dignity exemplified by our patients’ lives.
When you help us, you help your neighbors and their loved ones.
We are your Crater Community Hospice, celebrating life every day.
Your gift is extremely important because it offers immediate resources that are directed to ensuring hospice care for all who are eligible, regardless of their ability to pay.  It ensures value-added services and therapies for families, including in-home respite and grief support.  It further empowers us to educate the community and serve as a resource to all who are challenged with questions about caring for someone with a serious illness.  Your gift to Crater Community Hospice is a gift to your community.
If you wish, you may specify your gift to be used for a specific purpose:
  • Hospice Care
  • In-Home Respite Care
  • Complementary Therapies for patients and families, including Massage and Reiki
  • Bereavement and Grief Support
  • Memorial Garden
  • Volunteer/Caregiver Recruitment and Training
  • General Operations
For your convenience, you can make your tax-deductible contribution securely online:
Or, if you prefer, mail your contribution to us at 3916 South Crater Road, Petersburg, VA  23805.
Thank you so much for your help.
Karen Cameron, FACHE
CEO, Crater Community Hospice

2016 Commonwealth of Virginia (CVC) Campaign


CVC 2016







Crater Community Hospice is honored to participate in the recently launched 2016 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) “Virginia is for Givers.” If you are not familiar with it, CVC is the annual Commonwealth workplace fundraising drive. State employees can designate their gift for a specific charity, including Crater Community Hospice. Our agency code is 03629.

“State employees have always come through to meet the needs of their communities,” said Governor Terry McAuliffe at the campaign kickoff ceremony. “The annual Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign is an excellent program that provides directly to hundreds of charities in Virginia and across the country. Virginia is fortunate to have employees who respond so generously to the CVC campaign and are willing to support charitable organizations.” Since 1997, state employees have donated a total of $46.8 million to more than 1,000 participating charities selected during a rigorous process for the campaign.

State employees can pledge their gifts through December 21, either directly at their work site or online HERE. CVC does not take an administrative fee from designated gifts, so 100% of your gift goes to the specified charity. Employees may donate online with payroll deductions and/or at larger employers, your CVC Coordinator may have paper pledge cards. For an online payroll deduction, employees choose their donation amount and a calculator determines how much to deduct each pay period. Or if you prefer, the entire contribution can be deducted at once. There are other options, too, including cash, check and even stock gifts.

If you are a state employee, please consider supporting us this year. If you have a family member, neighbor, or friend who employed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, please spread the word that they can support Crater Community Hospice through the CVC.

State employee but prefer to make a direct donation to Crater Community Hospice? If you donate directly to us, your donation can still count towards our CVC total. Just give a copy of your donation or registration receipt to your CVC coordinator. This helps us maintain our eligibility to remain in the program. We can process your online donation securely HERE.

Remember that donations made to Crater Community Hospice help to underwrite hospice care to families in our community. This support allow us to offer hospice service to anyone in need, regardless of their ability to pay. All donations are tax deductible and ensure families of quality hospice care from Crater Community Hospice. Currently, charitable gifts to CCH help cover more than 26% of patient care costs.

For a full listing of upcoming community events, please click here. CCH also provides a free monthly e-newsletter with tips and resources for caregivers. Sign up here.

Brenda D. Mitchell, RN
CEO, Crater Community Hospice, Inc.

2014-2015 Annual Report

412 Families, 362 Patients, 5,811 Volunteer Hours and more facts, figures and stories in our 2014-2015 Annual Report

CLICK HERE to download the full report.

2014-15Annual Report cover

Amazon Donates When You Shop

Amazon will donate 0.5% of many purchases made at www.smile.amazon.com when you designate Crater Community Hospice as the recipient.
Smile.amazon.com is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com.
The shopping experience is identical to Amazon.com with the added benefit that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate to Crater Community Hospice.
Simply log on to www.smile.amazon.com instead of “just amazon.com” and type in Crater Community Hospice when asked to select a charity to have this option of a 0.5% donation on many purchases.
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD about this great  opportunity for Crater Community Hospice! We appreciate your support.