The senior population continues to grow at an unprecedented pace, yet, the pace of government and philanthropic support for seniors is not. Often, public funding for services and programs benefiting seniors is the first to fall victim to budget cuts. This has become even more evident during the COVID-19 pandemic. At Benevilla, we know this all too well. Our many community services and programs continue to increase in demand in relation to the expanding needs of our senior population. We must rely heavily on the generous financial support of the community to continue providing these programs and services helping seniors to remain independent at home and age with dignity.
Benevilla is excited to announce they will be participating in the 5th-annual GIVE65 Event, presented by Home Instead Senior Care Foundation, a 65-hour online fundraising event to help nonprofit organizations serving seniors raise funds online and increase awareness. This year, the event kicks off July 15 and runs through July 17. More than 125 senior-focused nonprofits from across the United States are participating. Benevilla has the chance to receive up to $5,000 in matching funds. And we are also competing for $10,000 in financial rewards for raising the most funds or having the most donors.
While the GIVE65 Event officially kicks off on July 15th, Benevilla can start accepting pre-scheduled donations on July 13th & July 14th. All pre-scheduled donations process once the event kicks off on July 15th, which gives them a greater likelihood of being matched. We are kindly asking everyone who wants to support the mission of Benevilla to visit our GIVE65 fundraising website at www.give65.org/Benevilla and pre-schedule a secure, online donation gift in support of seniors in our community needing our help. You can call 623-584-4999 for more information.
Benevilla is raising funds for the Benevilla Home Services program helping West Valley older adults and adults with disabilities remain independent and living in their homes for as long as possible. This program provides free volunteer assisted services such as grocery shopping, assisted transportation to medical appointments, phone pals and more.
Support for the Benevilla Home Services program helps so many in the community, like Ronnie, who need extra support and companionship. Ronnie lives with his son but is alone much of the day. After suffering a stroke a few years ago and becoming home-bound, his options are limited, and he gets very lonely during the day. In addition to providing assisted transportation to his medical appointments, one of the Benevilla volunteers agreed to be a phone pal for Ronnie. The volunteer calls Ronnie a few times a week just to check in and chat. Ronnie states just hearing from his Benevilla volunteer has helped to relieve his loneliness and gives him something to look forward to during the week.
ABOUT HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE FOUNDATION
Since its founding in 2003, Home Instead Senior Care Foundation has been helping less fortunate and vulnerable seniors. The Foundation has invested nearly $3 million in nonprofit organizations serving seniors in the United States. The mission of the Foundation is to enhance the lives of aging adults and those who care for them. This mission is made possible, in part, thanks to Home Instead, Inc., as well as generous sponsors and donations from the public. To learn more about the Foundation, visit www.homeinsteadseniorcarefoundation.org.