For the third year in a row, Phoebe Ministries will be participating in the national giving campaign, Giving Tuesday. December 2, 2014 marks the 3rd annual day of giving, founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation. Giving Tuesday celebrates philanthropy and volunteerism through supporting non-profit organizations such as Phoebe Ministries. Phoebe is partnering with Giving Tuesday this year in asking the community to help support our mission by making donations to our organization, allowing us to provide our residents and their families with the utmost care and support that they need.
Over the past year, Phoebe provided more than $12.4 million in charitable care to our residents. Over 40% of our skilled care residents rely on Phoebe’s charitable care support, and that number has steadily grown over the years. Phoebe is steadfast in keeping our promise to serve the needs and to enhance the lives of our elders, their families and the broader community.
Some of the projects made possible by generous donations over the past year are breaking ground for our new personal care facility at Phoebe Richland which will feature 80 beds, a new outside patio for our Phoebe Allentown Independent Living residents and a wheelchair accessible bus for Phoebe Berks residents with mobility issues to travel off campus. In addition to renovations, donations have also supported numerous resident events, amenities and activities.
In addition to these ongoing projects, our organization as a whole puts great emphasis on supporting our residents over the holidays through various celebrations, donations of gifts, or just spending some extra time visiting with individuals. Christmas can be a lonely time, and we make sure that each one of our residents is engaged and appreciated.
As a nation, we recognize a day to give thanks along with two days of shopping deals each November- Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The main idea of Giving Tuesday is for your family, community, company or organization to come together to give something more to nonprofits that you care about. Giving Tuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities and give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support. Click Here to access Phoebe Ministries’ giving page and make a donation to Phoebe.