FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice is dedicated to providing hospice services that offer hope, encouragement and care to those who live with a life threatening illness, as well as support for their families, friends and for the community.
FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice is located in beautiful downtown Port Royal in Beaufort County, providing support whenever you need us, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Phone: 843-525-6257 Address: 1110 13th Street, Port Royal, SC 29935 Office hours: Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm
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We all know that a healthy diet, a good night’s sleep and regular exercise are all good for us and key to leading a healthy lifestyle. Did you know it’s scientifically proven that volunteering is not only good for your community, but good for your health as well?
Points of Light recently published a post pointing out benefits of volunteering – lower levels of cellular inflammation, lower stress levels and a stronger immune system. You can read their post here.
In 2013, UnitedHealth Group released a study of over 3,000 adult volunteers and found that 76% of study participants who had volunteered in the last twelve months found that volunteering made them feel healthier; 78% stated that volunteering lowered their stress levels; and 94% said that volunteering improves their mood. You can read the 11 page study here.
Google “volunteering is good for your health“, and you’ll find plenty of articles and studies reflecting the same message – volunteering is good for your health.
Friends of Caroline was founded by volunteers in 1980. Thirty-six years later, volunteers remain a vital part of our team. Volunteer opportunities are almost limitless- from being a patient’s companion, to assisting at the Red Door or facilitating a grief support group for children- we have an opportunity for you. If you don’t see anything listed that strikes your interest – we’ll create a volunteer position for you!
Incorporate volunteering into your life and volunteer for Friends of Caroline. To learn more about our volunteer opportunities, and to sign up, visit the Volunteer section of our website, or call our Volunteer Coordinator at 843-525-6257.
Did you know that last year more than $6.7 million was raised for Lowcountry nonprofits during last year’s Lowcountry Giving Day? Friends of Caroline staff is excited to participate in Lowcountry Giving Day for the first time this year, and we need YOUR help#support! We invite all community members to become Catalysts! Catalysts are community partners teaming up with a participating nonprofit, like Friends of Caroline, to collaborate and maximize Lowcountry Giving Day on May 3, 2016.
For example, if Common Ground were a Catalyst and partnered with Friends, they may offer a free small coffee for every patron who donates on Lowcountry Giving Day, May 3.
Our impact statement for Lowcountry Giving Day: Each donation of $100 helps our organization cover the cost of medications for patients with no insurance or ability to cover the costs of medication every day.
Head over to lowcountrygivingday.org to register, where your name or business will soon be listed on the landing page grid! To donate, visit our Lowcountry Giving Day page at: http://text.gives/support . Giving begins as soon as April 1!
Now in it’s 13th year, the Fashion for Compassion Luncheon is a sell-out event!
Join us for a friendship and fun at the luncheon to benefit Friends of Caroline Hospice. Fashion from area retailers will be featured on the cat walk and we’ll have a live auction at the Dataw Island Clubhouse on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 11:30 am. This year’s theme is The Secret Garden, reflecting on the idea that home is where the heart is. Sarah Sanford Rauch will be our guest speaker.
To stay up to date with the Fashion for Compassion Luncheon, visit our Facebook page!