This week, the Niagara Hospice special events staff placed more than 300 butterfly garden stakes in the Niagara Hospice Memorial Garden on their Lockport campus. With a $10 donation to Niagara Hospice, families, friends and community members purchased the butterfly garden stakes in memory of loved ones.
The events team wrote out each name that was submitted. Every individual butterfly honored someone who is loved and missed dearly by family and friends. It was a heartfelt tribute in place of what would normally be a large, in-person event with a live butterfly release.
The butterflies will remain on the Lockport campus for the remainder of the week, weather-permitting. The butterfly garden stakes are extremely delicate, intended only for short-term use.
“Each butterfly honors an individual who has brought meaning, purpose and love into the lives of their family and friends,” Special Events Coordinator Allison Bolt said. “The cluster of butterfly garden stakes dancing on our campus offers a beautiful visual representation of support from the community.”
Niagara Hospice has gone virtual with the remainder of its 2020 event schedule.
For more information or to inquire about Niagara Hospice’s virtual event season, contact Bolt at [email protected] or 716-280-0766.
Since 1988, Niagara Hospice has provided end-of-life comfort, care and support to more than 25,000 Niagara County individuals and families faced with late-stage illnesses. For more information, visit NiagaraHospice.org or call 716-HOSPICE.