“Music is the universal language of mankind.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Gilchrist Hospice Care has been in partnership with Nkoaranga Lutheran Hospital’s Hospice and Palliative Care Program in Arusha Tanzania since 2009 through the encouragement of Global Partners in Care, a division of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). Our goal has been to support Nkoaranga in their efforts to provide quality end of life care in the villages outside of Arusha.
Since 2009, we have raised over $450,000 to support their program through the grassroots efforts of the staff and volunteers of Gilchrist Hospice Care and Greater Baltimore Medical Center.
Nkoaranga continues to need our help. They serve over 900 patients with a small staff of 5 individuals and about 42 volunteers. The obstacles can be overwhelming – dirt roads through mountainous terrain that are sometimes impassable, the stigma of HIV/AIDS, lack of education about medical care and more.
How can you help support our partner in Tanzania?
Attend our Benefit Concert for Tanzania on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Monastery Parish on 3801 Old Frederick Road at Monastery Avenue. The concert will feature the Gilchrist Hospice Care Music Program and the Wasafiri Voices African Choir singing songs celebrating life and love including “Seasons of Love,” “Imagine” and “Love Can Build a Bridge.”
Tickets are available at the door for $10 and all proceeds benefit Nkoaranga. There will be crafts for sale, a 50/50 raffle and a raffle of a holiday quilt.
To learn how you can further help support hospice in Tanzania, please contact Robin Stocksdale, Gilchrist Hospice Care’s Global Partnership Coordinator – Tanzania at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-841-6761.