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Community Benefit Collective

As Lancaster responds to the coronavirus, our Community Benefit Organizations (nonprofits) need us more than ever. Local organizations are challenged to serve clients in creative ways while navigating budget shortfalls due to cancelled fundraising events, the inability to fulfill government contracts due to school closures, and many other sources of revenue loss.

Learn more about the work our amazing Community Benefit Organizations are doing during this crisis and consider supporting those that are close to your heart. Search below, or use the categories to find a new organization to support!

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Calvary Homes

Calvary Homes is a faith-based continuing care retirement community located just north of Lancaster City and serving the local community since 1963. The nearly 360 residents of our community have been blessed to be free of the COVID virus due to the blessing of God, the diligent commitment of our employee team, and the responsible actions of our campus-wide community. Everyone was most pleased to learn on July 17th, all of our healthcare residents and staff tested negative for the virus. Nevertheless, we face challenges each day in securing quality resources and materials to maintain this safety for residents and staff. We also desire adding new technologies assisting Life Enrichment staff with enhancing social interactions and connected communications among residents and with their family and friends in the local community. This technology could reach to the mid five figures to fully develop its potential for our community.

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Landis Communities

At Landis Communities, we are building on our reputation for excellence in serving aging adults. The name Landis has value—the history, the legacy, the excellent reputation. It has been built on the more than 55 years of history beginning with Landis Homes. We support the work of the following affiliates. Landis Homes, Landis Adult Day Services, Landis at Home, Landis Children's Learning Center, Welsh Mountain Home, Mountain View Terrace and Steeple View Lofts. In addition, we have creative partnerships with Lancaster Downtowners, Pathways Institute for Lifelong Learning and Friends Life Care. In addition to providing more than $3 million dollars in benevolent care to residents last year, the COVID costs to Landis Homes has been extensive. Additional costs include: more PPE, screening, taking on tasks usually done by volunteers, food (since residents are encouraged not to leave campus) and reducing admissions to keep rooms available for possible isolation, costing the organization approximately $35,000 a week. Welsh Mountain Home, serving adults with limited financial resources, is also trying to close a $50,000 gap caused by these COVID costs.

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Luthercare

Luthercare is a not-for-profit organization that operates continuing care retirement communities. We provide housing, healthcare, and other needed services to seniors through the operation of skilled nursing centers, personal care units, and independent living units in Lancaster County and Lebanon County, PA. We serve those most vulnerable to viruses such as COVID-19 and have taken many careful and aggressive measures to ensure the health and safety of our residents and team members. As the coronavirus situation evolves, we are in need of more personal protective equipment to protect the health and safety of everyone in our communities!

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United Zion Retirement Community

United Zion Retirement Community is a non-profit Life Plan Community with Residential Living (cottages and apartments), Personal Care, Short-Term Rehab and Long-Term Care. Our mission is to provide superior quality services to the aging, based on Christian principles, in a loving and caring community, encouraging independence, promoting wellness, and preserving human dignity. Our organization is focused on keeping senior living affordable. Last year, we gave over $2 million in benevolence care. Benevolence care supports residents that no longer have the financial assets to cover the full cost of their care. Keeping seniors safe and healthy during this pandemic is key for us during this time. As a healthcare organization, we have seen increased cost including for personal protection equipment, staffing, cleaning and disinfectants. We also know that future cost for benevolent care are likely to rise due to the pandemic.

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