H.O.M.E. is a special place for our family, and is so for reasons both unique and universal. In my 20s I was looking for somewhere to donate all my furniture when I moved. I don’t remember how I found H.O.M.E., but all of it went to the residents. Although I have given nominal and increasing amounts every year since then, I really knew little about H.O.M.E. until I finally visited.
Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.
Dawn Olderr Montalvo has been caring for other people’s children most of her life. You helped find her a place to stay when she needed someone to take care of her for a change.
Your support ensures residents in our independent living apartments get homes that come with all the amenities.
Over the years the Rowes have turned to H.O.M.E. several times for upkeep and repair including weatherization, painting and, just this fall, a new hot water heater. Your support for that work means the inside of the Rowes’ house in the Rosemoor community on the South Side, where they live with their dog, Lucky, is just as warm as their marriage of 55 years.
As we prepare for Giving Tuesday again on December 3, 2019, we’re proud to share stories that demonstrate both the impact of your support and also the diversity of experiences among the seniors who have benefited from the generosity of our supporters.
With a recent documentary as well as the upcoming film starring Tom Hanks, the iconic children's program Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood is having a renaissance moment. At H.O.M.E., we've been inspired by the show, too.
For many people, the holiday season is a time to give back to the community in ways big and small. It's often seen as a time of reflection, giving thanks, and spreading cheer to loved ones as well as to those who are in need of comfort and joy.
Earlier this month, Joe Cahill made a wonderful case in Crain's for why smaller, local organizations should be on your holiday giving list this year.
Are you a donor? Do you give at the end of the year or attend events throughout the year? Are you a member of a monthly giving program, like H.O.M.E.’s Partners in Independence?
Do you ever wonder if you’re alone, and where other donors are giving?
Let’s start here because this needs to be said: seniors are valuable.
As someone who works for an organization that is committed to helping older adults, you may think I’m biased. It’s true; my work securing funding for H.O.M.E. has taught me just how much seniors have to offer.
Beyond the wisdom and experience for which we often give them credit, seniors provide tangible value to our communities.