Bridging the gap in End-of-life care

Community Partnerships

Circle of Friends for the Dying has been selected by local Hannaford store leadership as the benefiting non-profit in the Community Bag Program!

For the month of October, Circle of Friends for the Dying will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable Community Bag at the Hannaford store located at 35 Hannaford Drive, Red Hook, NY.

Fall for Art is a juried art show, sale, and cocktail reception, held each year since 1997 and  presenting works from almost 40 of the Hudson Valley’s most gifted artists. This popular annual event, hosted by the Jewish Federation of Ulster County, supports regional not-for-profit organizations, including the Circle of Friends for the Dying, Family of Woodstock, Hudson Valley Food Bank, Jewish Family Services, Oncology Support Program, People’s Place and numerous others in the past.

We need the inspiration of the creative arts in our lives, now more than ever! While we’re missing the opportunity to nibble hors d’oeuvres and clink wine glasses with the artists at a lively reception, we can still visit the virtual gathering to view the exhibit and do a little shopping. Fall for Art monies stay local, and with the generous support of sponsors, talented artists, and eager guests, the organization has raised thousands of dollars for Hudson Valley human services organizations over the years. 
Circle of Friends for the Dying is honored to announce that this fall the WJC of Woodstock has selected our organization to receive the traditional “Special Recipient” gift! What an acknowledgment of the mission we pursue–that of serving the dying in our community.
Visit to learn how you can enjoy the exhibit virtually, any time between 8 am on October 25 through 5 pm on October 30, and make purchases from the safety of your own home, 24/7! Contact for more information.

Circle of Friends for the Dying is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. CFD does not receive any Medicare or Medicaid Funding, or private insurance reimbursement. CFD relies on the generous support of the community, including individuals, businesses, and philanthropic foundations.

The simplest way to give is by making a financial gift to support day-to-day operations. You may donate online or send a check. Circle of Friends for the Dying is also happy to accept In-Kind Donations.

By asking for support for this vital mission, CFD intends that our community stands for and exemplifies these important core values:

  • Commitment to serving those with the greatest need and fewest resources
  • Respect for every individual and dedication to improving their quality of life
  • Recognition of dying and death as social and mindful experiences, rather than merely a medical event
  • Promotion of volunteerism, intergenerational caregiving, and bedside learning for future caregivers
  • Modeling fellowship, stewardship, and servant leadership
  • Being a guidepost which other communities emulate

Support us on Amazon!

Do you shop online at Amazon? Did you know that Amazon allows you to support your favorite charity every time you shop at no cost to you through their Amazon Smile program?

It’s easy to sign up for this great benefit. Simply follow these steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Make sure you are logged in to your Amazon account.
  3. You will be prompted to search for the charity of your choice. Search for “Circle of Friends for the Dying
    Note: If you are already supporting another charity on Amazon Smile, the charity will be listed under the Amazon search bar. Hover on the name of the charity and a box will appear where you can click “Change” to change your designated charity.
  4. The search results should show Circle of Friends for the Dying.
  5. Click the Select button for Circle of Friends for the Dying.

That’s it! You’ve now linked your Amazon Smile to Circle of Friends for the Dying to help us work to open Circle Home! Start shopping!

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