Your gift during the GIVE65 Event can assist with combating homelessness for seniors in Lockhart, Texas. Currently, GAH has the capacity to serve 16 low-income individuals. GAH is compliant with HUD housing standards and has a waiting list for individuals needing to meet the qualifications for the program. Subsidized apartments provide these residents opportunities such as social events, daily meal plans and weekly housekeeping.
Golden Age Home is dedicated to serving individuals requiring assisted living support through the promotion of independence and enhancement of their quality of life. Golden Age Home provides a vital service within the community for some of society's most vulnerable citizens. Golden Age Home is able to provide assisted living choices in a residential setting for individuals in need of assistance. In order to meet the needs of individuals regardless of their physical, mental, emotional or spiritual acuity, the Golden Age Home provides programs and services in four areas: Wellness and Independence; Member Services; Subsidized Housing; and Respite Care.
The Intergeneration Orchestra of Omaha (IGO) is now in their 34th concert season! We are performing at area nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the greater Omaha Metropolitan area. Many of these locations do not have an entertainment budget that will cover the cost of a 50 piece orchestra like IGO. Our goal is to raise $2,100 which would cover the concerts from November-April .
The Merrymakers Association provides live professional music to 144 senior communities throughout Nebraska and in western and central Iowa. Activity directors agree that our monthly performances improve seniors' quality of life, decrease feelings of anxiety and depression, decrease feelings of loneliness and isolation, increase happiness and give a chance to express feelings.
We currently have about 20 facilities on our waiting list. Our goal for Give 65 is to kick off a year of fundraising to tackle that waiting list. Please help us meet our goal of raising funds to bring music to seniors across Nebraska and in western and central Iowa.
The Optimal Hospice Foundation Patient Care Funding program provides access to care via funding for patients/seniors who qualify for hospice care but who are uninsured, underinsured or whose coverage benefits have run out. Patient care includes skilled nursing care, certified home health aides, medications, medical equipment and supplies, medical social workers, bereavement support and education that promotes quality end-of life care. When the focus of medical care changes from cure to comfort, hospice can provide physical, emotional, practical and spiritual support for the entire family. Funding hospice care for those who qualify, but do not have funding can change the life of not only the patient but the family by allowing them to focus on what matters most - making every moment count.
Shared Housing of New Orleans helps elderly homeowners remain in their homes
by Shared Housing of New Orleans
Shared Housing of New Orleans keeps elderly and/or disabled homeowners from going to nursing homes that do not want to or need to be there. We match them with individuals who need a place to live. There is an even exchange of room and board by the homeowner for light housework and companionship by the homeseeker. Our mission is to prevent the unnecessary institutionalization of elderly and disabled homeowners. Also we attempt to reduce homelessness by providing a transitional housing option for individuals seeking a place to stay. Independence and dignity are preserved in a mutually beneficial homesharing arrangement.
Bring Nourishment & Connection to Homebound Seniors in 2019
by Store to Door
2018 was the busiest year in Store to Door's 29 year history. We served 682 homebound clients through 11,569 grocery deliveries and friendly visits, thanks to the time and talents of over 1,500 volunteers.
But we know there are many more seniors within our community who do not know how they will access their next meal or when they will receive their next visitor. This is why we are challenging ourselves to expand by 15% this year, while maintaining the same quality of service our current clients expect and deserve.
But we CANNOT do this alone. With YOUR help, we will serve 706 clients through 11,930 deliveries in 2019.
Money raised from this campaign will cover program supplies supplies and hardware we need to grow to meet the demand for services. Every bit helps!
- $5 purchases a new tote used to transport and deliver individual grocery orders.
- $15 reimburses new volunteers for their weekly mileage expenses.
- $40 underwrites one food box delivery, a free program for our highest-need clients.
- $100 purchases a heavy-duty portable cart used by volunteers to transport multiple orders out to clients.
- $200 keeps our employees healthy by providing them with standing desk converters.
- $500 funds a new call station for our volunteers, including a phone, headset and other needed hardware and supplies.
- $1,000 covers the cost of replacing out-of-date computer equipment used by our volunteer order-takers.