Ways to Give

Hospital Hospitality House of Southwest Michigan is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Through the generous support of our community (i.e. Individuals, civic groups, businesses and our hospital partners), we are able to fulfill our mission to make it easier for families to support their loved one receiving medical care by providing a homelike, comforting place to stay. Thank you for your continued support!

Annual Appeals

Each year we hold a summer appeal and an end-of-year appeal. You can make a gift online or mail a gift to our office at:

828 S. Burdick St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49001

If you have any questions regarding donations to the Hospital Hospitality House, contact:

 Judy Markusse Paget, Executive Director
(269) 341-7811

Planned Giving

A contribution that is arranged in the present and allocated at a future date. Commonly donated through a will or trust, planned gifts are most often granted once the donor has passed away. Donated assets can include tangible personal property, life insurance, retirement plan assets, appreciated securities and cash.  Talk to your lawyer or financial advisor on ways to create a lasting legacy at the Hospital Hospitality House through your estate. Contact Judy Markusse Paget, Executive Director, at (269) 341-7811 for additional information.

Charitable Bequest

A gift of personal property or financial assets such as stocks and bonds to a charity upon the death of the person who made the will.

Beneficiary Designations

A way to gift funds in IRAs and Retirements Plans and Life Insurance Policies by designating the charity as the beneficiary.

Qualified Charitable Distribution

A way to gift IRA funds up to $100,000 (must be 70½ or older) directly to a charity without a taxable distribution.

Charitable Remainder Trust

An irrevocable trust that generates a potential income stream to the donor with the remainder of the donated assets going to the designated charity.

Charitable Gift Annuity

A contract between donor and charity, where the donor transfers cash or property to charity in exchange for a partial tax deduction and a lifetime stream of annual income from the charity.

Other Ways to Give

Sponsor-a-Day

When an individual or organization becomes a Sponsor-a-Day sponsor, the donor is recognized in the House(s) as well as on social media. Donors may designate their donation in honor or in memory of someone.

A $1,000 donation sponsors both Houses for a full day. A $500 donation sponsors one of the Houses.

Harding eScrip Community Card

Harding’s Markets will contribute up to 4% of your purchases to the House when you use your registered card. Here’s how it works: (1) Pick up a card at any Harding’s Markets and (2) Register your new card at hardings.com, designating the House as your charity.

AmazonSmile

We are a registered charity with AmazonSmile.com. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the House, at no cost to you. On your first visit to AmazonSmile at smile.amazon.com, select the “Hospital Hospitality House of Southwest Michigan” as your charity of choice.  And while you are there, check out our wish list on the Amazon website.

United Way

If you or your employer participates in the United Way campaign, you can designate  all or part of your donation to the House. For the United Way of Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region Donor Form:  (1) In the “designate support for a specific service area” box, check Kalamazoo County and indicate the dollar amount or the percentage of your total gift you would like donated to the House and (2) Write “Hospital Hospitality House of Southwest Michigan, 828 S. Burdick St., Kalamazoo, MI 49001″ in the blank space at the bottom of the box. The HHH account number is 82446.

For other United Way organizations, ask your representative for instructions.

For more information, please contact  Judy Markusse Paget, Executive Director, at (269) 341-7811.

Wish List

Your generosity helps our guests be able to focus their attention on their loved one’s recovery. We greatly appreciate your donation of household items from the list below.

  • Indicates items most needed

Food

  • Coffee
  • Individually wrapped servings of:
    granola bars
    fruit cups
    pudding cups
    nuts
    cracker sandwiches
    wrapped candy
  • Fruit juice drink boxes
  • Chunky-style soups
  • Boxed dinners
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly or jam

Household Supplies

  • Garbage bags (tall kitchen, 13 gal.)
  • Dishwasher detergent (gel liquid only)
  • Antibacterial wipes
  • Paper plates
  • Napkins
  • Paper to-go coffee cups and lids
  • Aluminum foil
  • Plastic wrap

Laundry Room

  • OxyClean detergent

Bedding and Bath

  • Queen sheet sets (solid ivory only)

Office Supplies

  • Postage stamps
  • Copy paper

Guest Personal Needs

  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Men/women's:
    NEW socks and slippers (non-skid)
    NEW large-size nightwear
    NEW underwear (all sizes)
  • New hair brushes and combs

Gift Cards

  • Meijer
  • Aldi
  • Menards