Congratulations to Hospice of Anchorage (HOA), the March winner of Chugach’s 12 Months of Giving campaign! This non-profit was nominated by Niki Little, Chugach’s Director of Human Resources and Facilities, who works in the corporate office in Anchorage, Alaska.

HOA’s mission is to help individuals and families prepare for and live well with serious, life-limiting illness, end of life and grief. Their Resource Center provides medical equipment, advanced directive documents, books and dementia-care items. In addition, their programs provide nursing, social work, volunteer support, and bereavement counselling to support those struggling with a death loss. All services are completely free of charge.

“I’m excited this awesome charity was chosen by Chugach for a donation in the 12 Months of Giving campaign,” Little said. “I became familiar with HOA after a friend’s relative began to show signs of rapid-onset dementia. HOA provided her much needed support and empowered her to navigate care for her relative during a stressful situation. What motivated me to nominate them was their Care for the Carer Campaign, and their dedication to provide education and resources to those experiencing difficult medical and family situations, and who may not otherwise know where to turn for help.”

Sunday Fawaz, HOA Social Work Clinician, expressed her gratitude for the donation. “HOA so appreciates being chosen as a recipient of Chugach’s 12 Months of Giving program. Your investment will cover a portion of the costs for this year’s Care for the Carer Campaign, which provides free caregiver boxes filled with support and resources for anyone who is a caregiver for someone with a life-limiting illness,” Fawaz said. “The goal is to bring support and resources into the homes of our fellow Alaskans who have taken on the tremendous task of being a caregiver. Many of the difficulties and stress of caregiving have been amplified during the pandemic and recognizing unpaid caregivers is essential.”

Thank you to Niki Little for submitting Hospice of Anchorage in the 12 Months of Giving campaign, and thank you to Fawaz and HOA for all that they do to ease the passing of loved ones in our community. Hospice will receive the third of 12 $1,000 donations from Chugach, and nine other organizations will also receive donations based on nominations made by Chugach employees in the months ahead.

To learn more about HOA and the great work they do, click here and individual donations to this charity can be made here. Chugach Employees can nominate an organization that is near and dear to their heart by simply going to and taking a few minutes to describe how this organization is making a difference and building community.

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