Arkansas Hospice Elf Squad to brighten holidays for patients

By arhospice on December 6th, 2021

Contact:  David Edwards, Director of Communications Phone:  501-748-3303   Email:

North Little Rock, Ark. – Arkansas Hospice is brightening the holidays for patients facing life-limiting illnesses through its Season of Giving Elf Squad.

“Joining the Elf Squad is a wonderful way to bring joy to our patients,” said Harriet Hawkins, Arkansas Hospice’s Director of Volunteers. “Every year, we have patients who request items like socks, slippers, blankets, large-print puzzle books or personal care items. While these items might seem simple, they can make a big difference for our fellow Arkansans facing life-limiting illnesses.”

There are two ways to join the Arkansas Hospice Elf Squad:

  1. Shop yourself: The public is invited to take ornaments from Elf Squad trees at locations throughout Arkansas Hospice’s 43-county service area. Each ornament lists gifts in the range of $5 to $10. Once items have been purchased, ornaments should be taped to unwrapped gifts and returned to the same location. Gifts will be collected through Dec. 15. A list of locations with Elf Squad trees is available at
  2. Let Arkansas Hospice shop for you: Monetary donations may be made online at Elf Squad members from Arkansas Hospice’s volunteer team will gladly do the shopping.

“It’s our goal to deliver a gift to as many patients as possible this holiday season,” Hawkins said. “Whether you prefer to do the shopping yourself or to donate online, your generosity is greatly appreciated.”

As the state’s largest non-profit provider of hospice services, Arkansas Hospice cares for nearly 600 patients in more than 40 counties. The Elf Squad is part of the Arkansas Hospice Volunteer program in conjunction with the Arkansas Hospice Foundation’s Season of Giving, which continues through Dec. 31 to increase awareness and raise funds for the mission of Arkansas Hospice.

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About Arkansas Hospice

Celebrating more than 29 years of service, Arkansas Hospice’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for those facing serious illness and loss by surrounding them with love and embracing them with the best in physical, emotional and spiritual care. The hospice care provider is the recipient of numerous local, state and national awards, as well as numerous other awards for quality of care, including Hospice Honors Elite from HEALTHCAREfirst, as well as the only hospice in Arkansas to be certified by the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs for nonprofit service to Arkansas’ veteran population. For more information, visit

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