Agrace: To hold first Giving Day April 6

MADISON, Wis. – If someone you know is aging, seriously ill, dying or grieving, they can turn to Agrace for support. A local, nonprofit, community-supported health care organization, Agrace is well-known for its hospice care and supportive (palliative) care services. People also rely on Agrace after the death of a loved one, because its community grief support is open to everyone—and Agrace relies on community donations to make this possible.

Across southern Wisconsin, Agrace provides personalized care and support for life’s changing health needs, including care for people who cannot pay. To ensure all area residents have access to its services, the nonprofit is holding its first Agrace Giving Day: A 24-hour Giving Challenge to Sustain Care, Support, Hope and Healing, on April 6.

“Agrace cares for people without health insurance, who are too young for Medicare or those who have exhausted their life savings on other medical treatments,” said Marcia Whittington, chief development officer. “Our Giving Day will help the Agrace Foundation ensure people in our communities can receive the quality care they need and deserve.”

Donations on Giving Day also help fund other essential programs and services that are not covered by insurance, such as community grief support, specialized clinical staff training, the Agrace Wish Program and more.

Agrace Giving Day will begin at 12 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, and run through 11:59 p.m. This 24-hour giving challenge invites donors, community partners and volunteers who believe in Agrace’s quality care and support to make a gift of any size.

To participate, visit, follow Agrace’s social media channels, challenge others to give—and see what’s possible when the community works together. Gifts can also be made over the phone by calling (608) 327-7180 or mailing a check payable to “Agrace Foundation” to Agrace Foundation, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711.