Opportunities to Give
We provide care to many people who outlive their resources. In 2008, for example, approximately 30% of our residents receiving long term assisted and skilled nursing care benefited from our providing just over $12 million in care for which we did not receive reimbursement.
If you would like to give back to Presbyterian Senior Living in a way that will make a difference in the lives of others please consider becoming a part of our family of staff, donors and volunteers.
Read on to learn more about opportunities with Presbyterian Senior Living through:
- Corporate Sponsorships
- Online Contributions
There are a number of ways to donate to Presbyterian Senior Living or one of our communities. Contributions are tax-deductible according to IRS regulations.
- Cash Gifts: Cash gifts provide immediate support for programs, services, and equipment. Gifts can be made with cash or personal check.
- In-Kind Gifts: Contributions of products or services that are beneficial to the organization, such as equipment, artwork, food for an event, etc. are always appreciated.
- Memorial and Honor Gifts: Memorial and honor gifts are a way to honor the memory of a special person or to acknowledge someone on an occasion, like a birthday or anniversary.
- Gifts of Securities or Other Assets: Appreciated securities, real estate, art works, jewelry, or other assets can be sold or invested for the long-term benefit of Presbyterian Senior Living.
- Planned Gifts: Special tax incentives may be available for donors who make a planned gift. This can be done simply through a bequest or another type of vehicle, like a gift annuity, charitable trust, life insurance, or pooled income fund. These gifts may offer a number of advantages, which include: income for life or a term of years to a donor and/or other beneficiary, such as a spouse or other family member; reduction of the donor's tax obligations as a result of a charitable income tax deduction; help to "unlock" income from highly appreciated, but low-yielding property, without incurring any capital gains tax; and save estate and gift taxes.
All donors who make Presbyterian Senior Living aware of their intentions to make a planned gift may become a member of one of our Legacy Clubs.
Our Legacy Clubs include:
- Ellen Parker Society – Presbyterian Senior Living
- James C. Dysart Society – Presbyterian Homes in the Presbytery of Huntingdon
- St. Andrew’s Legacy Club – St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana PA
- The Kitzmiller Society – Quincy Village, Quincy PA
- The Long Home Society – The Long Home, Lancaster, PA
Legacy Club members will receive a beautifully etched crystal bowl and will be invited to a variety of special events.
Throughout our history, Presbyterian Senior Living has been blessed with a strong volunteer program, providing a vital ingredient to the quality of life for the residents we serve. Every day a small army of volunteers performs countless acts of kindness in our communities, adding a new dimension of care and compassion to the work of staff.
In 2008, more than 137,000 volunteer hours were worked throughout our network of care. We consider the work of volunteers as crucial to achieving our mission by creating the warm and loving atmosphere that we need in order to properly care for residents and their families. As staff we consider our volunteers to be partners in this ministry, and we are proud that you have chosen a Presbyterian Senior Living community as a place to spend your time and energy to serve others. When residents and family members tell us how much the care provided by Presbyterian Senior Living means to them, we know that they are referring to the combined effort of staff and volunteers.
On behalf of our staff and trustees, we want to thank you for your volunteer commitment.
Click here to download a volunteer application.
The following describes the different types of Presbyterian Senior Living volunteers:
- Regular: Those volunteers committed to providing service on a regular basis, which may be daily, weekly, monthly, or even bi-monthly for any number of hours.
- Special: Entertainment, worship services, and volunteer time provided by groups from the surrounding community.
- Resident: Those volunteers who reside within the community (any level of care) and provide service to assist others.
- Teens: Individuals aged 13 to 17 years old who assist primarily during the summer months or on weekends.
- Family members: Members of a resident’s family who assist with activities (they may be special or routine) while their loved one is residing in the community.
Corporate and Community Partners and Sponsorships
Presbyterian Senior Living cares for more than 5,500 residents and program participants each year, regardless of their ability to pay for the services they need and deserve. We rely on the generous financial support of individuals, churches, businesses, foundations, the government, and civic groups to sustain our programs and ensure our services are available now and into the future.
A variety of giving options is available and gifts may be designated to a specific community, project or event. Please contact our office of Mission Support for more information at 800-382-1385.
To make a contribution online, please click here to connect to our secure server, where you will be able to submit the information needed to make your contribution.
Our staff, volunteers and families work together to help people living in our skilled nursing and rehabilitation center regain their independence, renew their strength, and live out their lives in an accepting, supportive environment. To learn more, visit the Presbyterian Senior Living Employment web site.