Find out why our donors choose to support Grace Cottage Hospital in the stories below.

Every July for the past 16 years (with the exception of 2020), road trippers known as West River Westies have gathered with their VW campers for a fun-filled weekend of socializing, river tubing, and bicycling at Bald Mountain Campground in Townshend. At their annual raffles, these members of LiMBO (Late Model Bus Organization, International) raise money for Grace Cottage.


Giving Joy

Thanks to the generosity of Elaine Lambert & John Klein of Newfane, a beautiful sculpture, La Gioia (“Joy” in Italian), has been installed in Grace Cottage’s Hospice Garden to honor Grace Cottage employees.


Volunteers Inspire a New Way to Give

Tim Dillistin, of Sterling, VA, shared the following story when sending in a donation to Grace Cottage: “Every January, 27 members of our extended family get together in Virginia for the National Football League’s playoff weekend. This year we couldn’t meet in person, but we still had our usual football pool, and I ended up with 10 vacant slots.” Read on to find out what happened next.


Bequest Benefits Endowment

Mary Moberly of Townshend let Grace Cottage know many years ago that her estate planning included the small hospital that she cherished so much. Mary died peacefully in Grace Cottage’s Hospice Suite on November 1, 2020, with her dog, Bella, and two of her dearest friends by her side.


One Heck of a Hospital

How a $1 parking donation led to a $300,000 Charitable Annuity

On Columbus Day weekend in 2013, Larry & Margaret DeMatteo of Milltown, NJ, decided to take a Sunday drive to see the foliage near their second home in Jacksonville, VT. They passed the Newfane Flea Market on Route 30 and pulled in to see what it was all about.


It’s a Wonderful Life Saved

97-year-old West Townshend resident Dick Jackson is very grateful that Norman Bills is a mailman who cares about his postal patrons; it’s why Dick is still here. And Grace Cottage played a part.


Priscilla Kay Smith’s Bequest

Priscilla Kay Smith, a bank teller and auditor who had served in the Coast Guard WAVES during WWII, moved to Vermont in 1946. She left a bequest to Grace Cottage when she died in 2019.


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Are you a Grace Cottage donor? Are you willing to share your reasons for supporting Grace Cottage Hospital?

If so, please contact us! We’d love to include your story here.