Do you love to entertain?

Hospice Savannah's fourth annual Summer Nights provides the perfect opportunity to host a party between now and Labor Day.

Small or large, casual or formal, picnic or Lowcountry boil, cocktails or a beer tasting, it's up to the host.

"We invite all friends of Hospice Savannah to throw a party on our behalf," says Happy McCullough, Hospice Savannah's annual giving specialist. "Guests will have the opportunity to make donations."

Each host can choose the type of summer party they'd like to throw. And it's all for a good cause - supporting community-funded services, including individual or group bereavement counseling for any child, teen or adult in the local community.

Other services include an overnight children's grief camp; story keeping, massage and music therapy; and even Pet Peace of Mind, a which allows patients and beloved pets to stay together.

"All of the programs are offered free to clients," McCullough says.

Guests who attend a party will receive a letter from the Hospice Savannah Foundation thanking them for their tax-deductible donation.

Hosts will receive a letter thanking them for their gift-in-kind donation, and as an additional thank you, a local florist will donate an arrangement for each party.

Invitations will be provided to all hosts, or Hospice Savannah will complete and mail them.

Hosts who are uncomfortable asking guests for donations needn't worry, because donation cards are inserted inside the invitations, allowing recipients to send donations privately in the return envelope.

"This is the fourth year we've done this," McCullough says. "All donations are tax-deductible and will be acknowledged."

For information, contact McCullough at 912-629-1027 or The foundation will track how much each party raises in total.

"It can be anything from a casual dinner to a progressive dinner throughout the night, from wine tastings to desserts," McCullough. "Some people are going on a trolley throughout the town, and there is anything and everything between."