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Joliet nonprofit asks residents not to confuse it with similar-sounding group soliciting in area

JOLIET – The Hospice Support Fund, located in Merrifield, Virginia, has been soliciting funds in the Will County area, according to a news release from Joliet Area Community Hospice.

The solicitation is being sent directly to area residents asking for donations to the “Joliet Area Annual Fund Drive,” the news release stated. The Joliet hospice is warning residents not to confuse the Hospice Support Fund with Joliet Area Community Hospice, as there is no affiliation between the two entities.

According to Hospice Support Fund legal disclosure, “In the last fiscal year The Hospice Support Fund raised a total of $1,521,951. Its expense distribution was 69.39% on fundraising, 10.22% on administration, 5.93% on program services, and 14.46% on public education in conjunction with fundraising appeals,” the news release stated.

The Hospice Support Fund is an independent organization and is not affiliated with any local hospice or with any local hospitals in the nation except The New Hope Foundation, according to the news release, which stated that 100 percent of Joliet Area Community Hospice donations are used for patient and bereavement services and community education for those living in the Joliet hospice's eight-county service area.

Letters from Joliet Area Community Hospice will include the address 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431 and/or Joliet Area Community Hospice's logo, the news release stated.

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