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Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.

What does the children's program Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood have to do with seniors?

Posted by Amber Martin on Apr 15, 2019 11:12:00 AM

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. 

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Topics: volunteer, community, intergenerational housing, senior independence, philanthropy, aging in community, intergenerational relationships, LGBT Older Adults, diverse elders

Five easy ways to give big to small organizations this holiday season

Posted by Amber Martin on Dec 17, 2018 10:04:00 AM

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. 

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Topics: philanthropy

Highlights from Giving USA and why your support is important

Posted by Amber Martin on Jun 25, 2018 11:40:11 AM

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?

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Topics: community, philanthropy, ageism

Seniors are often overlooked. You can be a part of the solution.

Posted by Amber Martin on Jan 8, 2018 10:30:00 AM

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.

Older adults outpace other generations in volunteering; provide vital childcare for working parents; and are consumers and investors and donors. And yes, just like Joan, they’re still working.

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Topics: intergenerational housing, senior independence, philanthropy, aging in community, ageism

How to prepare for the nonprofit zombie apocalypse (Or, tackling the Overhead Myth with transparency and impact)

Posted by Amber Martin on Sep 25, 2017 2:44:03 PM

For several years, the three big nonprofit watchdogs have challenged donors and nonprofits alike to step up to the task of changing views on nonprofit overhead costs. Two years ago, we at H.O.M.E. accepted the challenge of joining the nonprofit community in addressing the Overhead Myth.

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Topics: community, philanthropy

Celebrating 35 Years of H.O.M.E.!

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on May 2, 2017 2:34:19 PM

Last week nearly 300 H.O.M.E. supporters came together to celebrate H.O.M.E.'s 35th Anniversary at our Annual Celebration Dinner!

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Topics: community partners, philanthropy, impact, Annual Celebration Dinner

Happy Holidays from our H.O.M.E. to Yours!

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on Dec 26, 2016 9:15:00 AM

With the year winding down it's been a busy holiday season here at H.O.M.E. We recently got this note from a client that brightened up our day! 
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Topics: community, senior living, philanthropy

Five ways to give back this holiday season

Posted by Amber Martin on Dec 5, 2016 12:04:00 PM


 

"For it is in giving that we receive" - St. Francis of Assisi 

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.

If you want to give your time or resources during this season of giving, you may be wondering where to start. Here are five ways to give back this holiday season:

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Topics: philanthropy

H.O.M.E. has joined #ILGive! Will you give on Giving Tuesday?

Posted by Amber Martin on Oct 31, 2016 11:45:53 AM

Many of us at H.O.M.E. have been cheering on the Cubs in the World Series. And since we have caught Cubs fever, H.O.M.E. has a Cubs-inspired challenge for you for Giving Tuesday.

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Topics: Giving Tuesday, philanthropy

H.O.M.E. receives a grant from Million Dollar Round Table Foundation

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on Sep 5, 2016 1:30:00 PM

In March, H.O.M.E. was awarded a grant by the Million Dollar Round Table Foundation.

Earlier this summer our Executive Director, Bruce Otto, met John Whaley, his longtime friend, in Minneapolis who presented him with the check. John is a MDRT member who endorsed H.O.M.E. for the honor.

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Topics: philanthropy