Give to WRC Senior Services

At WRC, our mission to rejoice and celebrate life could not be fulfilled without the generosity of friends, neighbors, families, and our community.

WHERE YOUR GENEROSITY CAN SHINE

Benevolent/ Charitable Care- This is provided to residents who have exhausted their financial resources and cannot afford the full cost of their care. Last year, WRC provided over $1.5 million in benevolent care. Choose the “WRC General Fund” designation for your gift to be allotted towards benevolent care where it is needed most.

Resident Life Enhancement- Life enhancement funds go towards enriching the lives of residents at the WRC community of your choosing. These funds are often used for “extras” that benefit all residents and go above and beyond their basic daily needs, such as activities, entertainment, musical performances, specialized equipement, and more!

Special Projects- WRC has plenty of special projects to direct your generosity! Below are a few examples, but please contact our Director of Development, Danielle Corrigan- Gabler, at [email protected] or 814-849-1205, for the most up-to-date special projects going on throughout the WRC continuum.

Tablet for a WRC Resident: The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly challenging for older adults, who can suffer from social isolation due to visiting restrictions put on personal care and nursing homes by the national and state government. For just $50, you can purchase a tablet for a WRC resident to help them connect with their families via video chat, as well as provide them with endless entertainment options

Birdfeeder Project at Laurelbrooke Landing: Laurels resident and self- pronounced bird woman, Carole Briggs, has started an amazing project on Laurelbrooke Landing’s campus! For residents who reside in Laurelbrooke Personal Care and at McKinley Health Center in Brookville, they have the opportunity to put a picture of a bird in their first floor windows, and Carole is going around and installing birdfeeders for residents to enjoy! To aid Carole in this endeavor, WRC Senior Services is looking for donations to buy more stakes/ shepard hooks, feeders, and of course, more bird food!

Fence the Garden Project at Edgewood Heights: Edgewood Heights residents are hoping to soon enjoy a new outdoor space! Plans are underway to create a new garden and patio are outside the dining room at the facility overlooking New Bethlehem from atop Keck Avenue. A donation towards this project will provide residents with a safe outdoor space to enjoy year- round.

How to Donate to WRC Senior Services

If WRC Senior Services has touched your life or the life of a loved one, we hope you will consider making a charitable donation to help support our mission. Learn about the ways you can give and how your gift can make a difference.

If you prefer to mail in your donation, please print out a donation form and send with your check made payable to WRC Senior Services at:

WRC Senior Services
985 Route 28
Brookville, PA 15825

For more information on how to donate to WRC Senior Services, please contact us today and call 814-849-1205.

Gifts to WRC Senior Services are tax-deductible to the extent provided by the law. Please consult your tax advisor. WRC Senior Services is a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization.

The official registration and financial information of WRC Senior Services may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1(800)732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

There are a number of ways to make a gift, including the following:

Outright Gifts 

You can make an outright gift of cash, check, or credit card. If you would like to make donation via credit card, you can do it securely and quickly online on WRC’s Salsa web page.

Recurring Monthly Gifts

Some individuals like to spread out their annual contribution on a monthly basis. A popular way to do this is to set up your bank account to automatically send a gift to WRC each month.

Gift of Securities

Appreciated stocks or bonds may be gifted. By transferring securities to WRC, you do not owe capital gain taxes.

Annual Gifts

Annual gifts serve as the foundation for philanthropic support and can immediately impact the charitable goals of WRC each year.

Memorial or Tribute Gift

Memorial or tribute gifts in memory or in honor of loved one, friend or for a special occasion. A tribute gift can also be a meaningful way of remembering a loved one.

Click here for additional Memorial or Tribute Gift Information

IRA Charitable Rollover

Once you reach the age of 70 1/2, you have to take out a required minimum distribution from your IRA each year. If you do not wish to use the money for personal use and prefer not to increase your taxable income, you can choose to direct it to WRC instead.

Giving Tuesday Now

#GivingTuesdayNow was created as an emergency response to unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. #GivingTuesdayNow is an opportunity for people around the world to stand together in unity- to use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and heal. Even as we practice social distancing, we can remain connected through kindness and generosity even without physical proximity.

Hospice Believe Program

Home Solutions Hospice Believe program helps make the final wishes come true for our clients. Our health care team seeks to find out the client’s needs and desires then work to grant these wishes. The goal of Hospice is to focus on quality of life for every client. As a team, hospice works to enhance this quality of life physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

 

A charitable donation that is made through an estate plan is called a planned gift. This enables philanthropic individuals to make larger gifts than they could make from their income alone. There are several ways to make a planned gift:

Bequests- You can make provisions in your will to donate a certain dollar amount or percentage of your estate to WRC. These gifts are free from federal and state estate and inheritance taxes.

Charitable Gift Annuity- Your tax-deductible gift will be used to fund an annuity that will guarantee you lifetime income.

Gift of Life Insurance- You can assign WRC as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy. When you do this, the cash value of the policy and premiums can be deducted on your taxes.

Gifts of Retirement Funds- You could name WRC as beneficiary of your retirement account. This will save your heirs from owing income or estate taxes on these funds.