Des Moines-based team holds retreat, silent auction

Care Initiatives Hospice - Des Moines held a retreat for team members on Wednesday, March 29 at WestEnd Salvage. "It's a way to give back to our team members for all of their hard work and everything they bring to our patients and families," said Team Director Jennifer Hopley. 

In addition to team building and educational activities, the team also held a silent auction fundraiser organized by Social Worker Judy Porter. Team members brought an item from home or something they’d made and other team members could bid on the items. Total raised was $165 which will benefit the Palliative Care Association of Uganda ( and Road to Hope (, a program that provides for the needs of orphans in Uganda.