Hospice Scam Warning

A recent mailing from an organization calling itself the Hospice Support Fund asks for donations for its Casper program.

Neither this organization nor its parent company, the New Hope Foundation, is in any way connected to Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions.

In fact, neither the Hospice Support Fund nor the New Hope Foundation has ever made a contribution to Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions.

Anyone can check first before giving to a nonprofit. You can see for yourself how an organization spends the money it receives. For example, you can see how much of the nonprofit agency’s resources are dedicated to delivering programs and services.

One way is through a free web site, GuideStar.org. Here’s how it works: Every organization that can accept tax-deductible contributions — in other words, is designated a 501(c)(3) by the IRS — has to file an annual return, a Form 990. There are few exceptions: religious organizations don’t have to file; neither do nonprofits with annual budgets of less than $50,000. But every other qualified nonprofit has to file a 990 and GuideStar.org publishes them in a searchable database.

You’ll find tax filings from Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions for the past three years there. You won’t find any findings for the Hospice Support Fund or the New Hope Foundation.

Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions is privileged to serve patients and families in Natrona and Converse Counties. Thanks to the support of a generous community, Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions consistently keeps its promise to deliver excellent care regardless of the patient’s ability to pay.

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