Hospice Maui meets fundraising goal early

The $25,000 challenge grant that Hospice Maui received from Lloyd and Barbara Amundson has inspired both new and longtime supporters of Hospice Maui to invest in the organization’s five-bedroom Hospice Hale – a hospice home for those on Maui nearing the end of their lives.

Four months ago, the Amundsons challenged the community by offering to match all new gifts from individual donors, made before December, up to $25,000. Their challenge has been met well before the challenge end date and has resulted in a total donation of $50,000 toward the project.

The Hospice Hale is slated to begin construction in January and will be located at Hospice Maui’s current site in Wailuku, at the top of Mahalani Street, near the hospital. Those in the hale will receive the care of Hospice Maui’s staff and have the added comfort of rooms with sweeping ocean-to-Haleakala vistas.

“We are humbled by the continued and generous support of the Maui community, and we extend our deepest gratitude to all who share in our vision,” said Greg LaGoy, CEO of Hospice Maui.