Walla Walla Community Hospice got a chance to turn the tables on charitable giving.

The nonprofit agency that’s typically the recipient of giving in its work to provide compassionate care to those at the end of life and offer care planning, plus grief and bereavement support programs, raised nearly $900 for the Walla Walla YWCA recently.

The funds — $884.48 — came from a campaign known as “One for the Least of These.” The program is administered through Origins Pharmacy Solutions. The program allows a portion of Walla Walla Community Hospice’s pharmacy expenditures to be donated by Origins to a charity that serves the homeless or displaced children. Staff at the local hospice office chose the YWCA to receive the funds, said Outreach Coordinator Brad McMasters.

The YWCA started serving Walla Walla in 1917 with a mission to empower women and children through safe shelter, medical and legal advocacy, life skills classes, and counseling and support services.

Vicki Hillhouse can be reached at 509-526-8321, vickihillhouse@wwub.com or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/VickiHillhouse.

Vicki covers business and economic development, including tourism, the Port of Walla Walla and the Strictly Business column, as well as features. She has been reporting for the Union-Bulletin since late 2001.

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