THEY made a difference in YOUR life
Now YOU can make a difference in THEIR lives
As we care for them
Reoccurring gifts of $10 – $100 given monthly or quarterly provide a steady source of funding for food, shelter, daily nursing care and stimulating activities to the frail and elderly that have contributed to making your life better.
Donating Cash/Check Gifts
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Make donations payable to: Bethesda Home
Bring in your donation personally or send to:Bethesda Home
408-412 East Main
PO Box 37
Goessel, KS 67053
RLE Campaign (Resident Life Enrichment)
The RLE project serves primarily the residents and their families by 1) providing more space for life enrichment activities, 2) space for families to gather to celebrate special occasions of the resident, 3) resident access to management staff who can assist them with counseling and/or business needs. This move was completed in 5/2018. Residents are so happy to have easier access to administrative staff, the Heritage Hall dining area, and court yard that is available to residents for activities, family gatherings (we have had to turn some families down during the holidays due to lack of gathering space available in the past), etc.
The Resident Life Enrichment project was selected because of Bethesda’s commitment to serving our residents with compassion and understanding of their physical limitations, helping them to live life to their fullest. Previously some residents couldn’t come to the administrative offices because they could not roll their wheel chair up the ramp (approx. 75% of residents use wheelchairs), or they are very tired when they made it. Now, with the offices being on the same level as the resident rooms, it provides greater accessibility for resident and administrative staff interaction. Also, some of the doors in the old administrative facility did not accommodate wheel chair access. This project provides for the most economical way to fulfill our commitment to care-giving excellence and to utilize an existing nice facility. Additionally, – a significant resident enrichment component – the audible code restraints worn by residents who are wanderers will be removed, which were necessary for residents to access the old administrative offices. No longer will audible alerts have to be coded on our MDS (Minimum Data Set) reports, potentially increasing revenue.
Additionally, the energy cost savings from moving the administrative offices from an inefficient building built in 1959 will have a positive financial impact on operation expenses. (Energy costs of the former 4,158 f2 Administrative offices = $.10/f2). Energy costs of Heritage Hall / administrative offices – 5,709 f2 facility = $.06/ f2.) All utilities from the former Administrative offices will be nearly eliminated and the facility converted into a freestanding storage unit for unused nursing care equipment, furniture, etc. Total savings would be the sum of $80,000 (renovations of doors/windows and sprinkler system are not needed for storage) plus the annualized energy cost of approximately $4,500 by cutting off most of the utilities of the old Administrative facility.
Need to be addressed
- The primary need is to re-purpose the use of a vacated Special Care Unit (Heritage Hall), a 12-bed dementia unit (built in 2000 but closed in 2016) into a facility that will enrich the lives of nursing care residents. The SCU was closed in 2016 due to a change in the model of care giving when findings determined that those with dementia actually improved when moved into the mainstream of nursing care vs. being isolated in a separate unit – leaving a beautiful facility not being utilized.
- Reduce Energy Costs
- Build a new front entrance to Heritage Hall (Phase II). A one-time project of renovating a small portion of Heritage Hall by making a new Administrative office entrance and parking along Marion Street; 2) provide Assisted Living residents with their own washer/dryer facilities that they have requested for many years; 3) remove the connecting ramp between Willow and the old Administration offices; 4) place full length glass window where the ramp was to allow sunshine to brighten up the Willow hallway – total projected RLE project cost $350,000.
For other ways to give, see below:
Online gifts • Purchasing Groceries • Non-Cash Gifts • Volunteering
Questions or need more info?
Pete Flaming, Development Director
Online donations via credit or debit card, or ACH from your bank account are accepted through PayPal. Please note: donations through PayPal are subject to their processing fees which will result in the net gift to Bethesda approximately 2.5% less than your gross gift.
Bethesda Home – Undesignated
You may also designate your gift for a specific goal at Bethesda Home:
Bethesda Home – Benevolent Care Fund
Bethesda Home – Nursing Care Equipment
Donate when buying your groceries
Dillons/Kroger Reward Program
No cost to participant, but generates a contribution from Dillons, Bakers, and Gerbes supermarkets – just enroll once – choose Bethesda (#10035) as the charity of choice and swipe your Plus Card when you shop.
Keith’s Foods, Goessel, KS
4% of every dollar comes back to Bethesda Home when purchasing $50 gift cards.
Amazon Shoppers – use AmazonSmile to support Bethesda Home
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Bethesda Home every time you shop, at no cost to you.
Donating non-cash gifts
Bethesda Home has partnered with Everence and the Mennonite Foundation to allow donors to gift a variety of non-cash gifts. Contact Stutzman, Stewardship Consultant firstname.lastname@example.org for a wealth of educational information that may help you discern how you might build up God’s kingdom through generous and planned giving.
- Farm Commodities (grain, livestock, etc.) – Just have the agent send the check to Bethesda Home noting your name on the stub so proper credit can be given for your donation.
- Gift annuities
- Gifts of stock
- Gifts of real estate
- Gifts of personal property (farm machinery, cars, coin collections, etc.)
- Giving thru life insurance – naming Bethesda as beneficiary or owner of policy
- Donor advised fund (charitable gift fund)
- Charitable remainder trust
- Pooled income fund
- Life income plans
- Charitable lead trust
- and more…
Include Bethesda Home in your final wishes. Contact Pete Flaming to learn more about various tools for giving a gift that keeps on giving. Email email@example.com or call 620-367-2291 for more information.
Volunteering at Bethesda
We appreciate donations of your time and talents that enrich the lives of our residents. Volunteering can be a truly rewarding experience for our residents, staff, and you as the volunteer! Follow this link for volunteering areas and the volunteer application form.