Generosity in Action
Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg is fortunate to have residents, families, volunteers and staff who are committed to ensuring and enhancing the quality of life for all residents at every level of service – now and in the future.
Gifts to the Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg over the years have been as varied as the people we serve and have been made directly by individuals or through the Presbyterian Homes in the Presbytery of Huntingdon Foundation. Right now, we are in the midst of a $4 million renovation and capital improvement construction project, partially funded by the “Good Neighbors Capital Campaign.” Throughout the year, opportunities are provided to contribute to a specific motive, such as the John P. Martin Home Improvements Project to benefit a chosen capital improvement project; the Spring Offering/Mother’s Day campaign to benefit the “Friends of the Village” Auxiliary; or the annual Harvest Home campaign to support the charitable care fund.
In addition, gifts to the Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg Fund help to provide charitable care to those residents who have outlived their personal financial resources. No one has ever been asked to leave the Presbyterian Senior Living system of care because they had outlived their resources. This means if a person does not divest or give away assets, we have an unwavering history of keeping our commitment to the people we serve. In fact, Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg provided $1,087,184 for uncompensated care in 2010.
If you or a loved one have benefited in any way from our services, we invite you to consider extending the gift of quality care and quality of life in any number of ways.
Memorial and Outstanding Service Gifts
- Commemorating a life through a memorial gift:
- An increasing number of people are suggesting donations to Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg in lieu of flowers.
- Others are contributing assets that are no longer needed such as life insurance or retirement account balances.
- Acknowledging Outstanding Service by a member or specific members of our staff or volunteers by making a donation in their name to our Tribute Program.
- Naming opportunities for our capital campaign, ranging from $1,600/year to $8,000/year for three years.
Our Wish List
- Donating toward an item on our “Wish List,” which fall under several categories:
Resident quality of life
- Chapel/Chaplaincy Fund – any amount
- New bedspreads for Health Center residents – 30 at $100 each
- New window valances for Health Center – 30 at $300 each
- Wall-mounted flat screen TV’s – 30 at $650 each
- Memory boxes for outside of resident rooms - $100.00 each
- Wheelchair accessories - $25 each
- Spa bathing areas
- Aroma therapy – 5 at $50 each
- Renovation of Personal Care shower rooms – 2 at $5,000 each
- Towel warmers - $200 each
- Activities Department Fund – any amount
- Soft ice cream machine - $400
- CD players – 5 at $50 each
- Campus-wide outdoor life trails - $3,000.00
Operational enhancements and efficiencies
- Automatic doors for first and second floors of Personal Care - $1,500 each
- Handicapped doors for first and second floors of Personal Care into the Health Center – 2 at $3,000.00 each
- Touchtown internal resident TV communication system - $8,000 plus $400 monthly charge
- External oxygen storage unit - $1,000
- Hydraulic elevating cart - $1,500
- In-house laundry equipment and supplies - $6,000.00
- ADA approved washer/dryer area for Personal Care – 2 at $1,000 each
- Landscaping/Gardening resident workgroup to maintain campus flower beds - $300/year
- Exterior benches - $300 each
- Composters - 2 at $100.00 each
- Rain water collection barrels - 2 at $150.00 each
Simply contact Deb Larkin, Executive Director, about the kind of gift, bequest, or other support that would be meaningful to you and impact the quality of life and care of the people we serve. Her direct line is (814) 693-4000 or (814) 603-4060 and her email is email@example.com.
You can also contact Dawn Garrity, the Foundation Director, at (814) 693-4086 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the broad array of donor opportunities within our organization.
As with every not-for-profit organization, we rely on the compassionate support of our residents and their families and friends, as well as the contributions provided by countless other organizations committed to the care of the elderly. There are always needs to be filled and services that require financing beyond internal budgetary capabilities, so we are dedicated in continuing our work to raise the funds needed to fulfill our mission at every level, down to every last resident at Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg.
Our Donors & Their Stories
We often measure the depth of donor commitment by the number of people served and the millions of dollars applied to support our mission. But the real story is how gifts to Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg have affected the quality of life for our residents. We are proud to share those stories and to highlight the true impact that donor support has on others.