SERVING LAWRENCE COUNTY, THE SHENANGO VALLEY, GREENVILLE / NORTHERN MERCER COUNTY, AND GROVE CITY
AMOUNT DONATED: $47,053
St. Paul’s is a nonprofit, faith-based senior living community, serving more than 700 older adults daily through a full continuum of care. Services offered include home care, community living, independent living, personal care, memory care, short stay care, rehabilitation and long-term skilled nursing.
The mission of St. Paul’s is to provide meaning, richness of life, health care, and other support services, while maintaining and enhancing the dignity of human life. The vision of St. Paul’s is to create a sense of belonging and purpose by providing a nurturing environment in a place you call home.
While the match program for Giving Week is over, the need doesn't end! Please feel to make a gift at any time.
Giving Week Progress:
FUNDRAISING GOAL: $5,000
Programs Supported by Your Donations
St. Paul’s Good Samaritan Fund, which supports our benevolent care program, will directly benefit from donations. Benevolent care is provided to residents who exhaust their financial resources and cannot afford the full cost of their care. This program ensures that no resident ever has to leave St. Paul’s because of financial reasons.
The need for benevolent care is great at St. Paul’s. As life expectancy continues to increase, more older adults discover their savings are not adequate for their care needs in their retirement years. 62% of the residents at St. Paul’s in skilled nursing care and 12% of those living in personal care cannot afford to pay the full cost of their care.
For more than 150 years, St. Paul’s has been a lifeline for those who need it the most - first for orphaned children and today for older adults in need of care, regardless of their financial resources. These residents are able to continue to receive the same quality care and services at St. Paul’s because of the support of generous donors to our Good Samaritan Fund. In 2019, St. Paul’s provided $5.3 million In benevolent and unfunded care to residents in need.
Needs that Cannot beMet without Your Help
The need for benevolent care has not changed. However due to COVID-19, St. Paul’s was forced to cancel its Caring Hearts on Fire Gala, which is its largest fundraising event that supports benevolent care. The event usually raises more than $120,000 for the Good Samaritan Fund.
With the uncertainty surrounding COVID 19, the decision was made in April to postpone the 8th biennial Gala, which was to be held in October, until next year. Even if restrictions had eased by October, the event is primarily supported by local businesses who have been hit hard by closures and the current economy.