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
Does your employer give matching gifts to charitable institutions?
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) building a new front entrance to Heritage Hall to provide access to the spacious activities area for gathering with their resident family members, and a direct access to the Administrative offices for visitors. Additionally, the spacious meeting room will provide space for community meetings such as Garden club and church groups that include resident attendance, etc., 3) renovating a room into an Assisted Living laundry room facility, 4) creating a private, HIPAA compliant room for family meetings with residents and care-givers. This will also be used for small church group meetings, Board meetings, etc., 5) creating space for a public restroom, and other minor renovations to enrich the lives of the residents.
The move of Administrative offices to Heritage Hall took place in 5/2018 with no renovations and minimal cost. This has created easier resident access to management staff who can assist them with counseling and/or business needs. 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 wheelchair up the ramp (approx. 85% 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 wheelchair 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 – no longer will audible alerts worn by wanders 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. Nearly all utilities from the former Administrative offices will be eliminated as the facility was converted into a freestanding storage unit for unused nursing care equipment, furniture, etc. Total savings by making this move is approximately $80,000 (renovations of doors/windows and sprinkler system are not needed for storage) plus the annualized energy cost savings of approximately $4,500.
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; and other renovations mentioned in the project summary – total projected RLE project cost $390,000.
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
Area grocery stores contribute significantly to Bethesda when you buy your groceries
At Keith’s Foods in Goessel
(purchase $50 gift cards at the store, Bethesda Home, Citizens State Bank, Crossroads Credit Union) 4% of every dollar comes back to Bethesda.
Keith’s Foods has contributed a total of $27,000 or an average of over $1,256/year since 1996 to Bethesda’s Benevolent Care Fund.
Dillons/Kroger Reward Program
At Dillons, Bakers, and Gerbes Stores by enrolling and just swiping your “Plus Shoppers Card”. (see instructions on back)
Kroger Stores contributed a total of $54,640 or an average of $2,540/year since 1996 to Bethesda’s Benevolent Care Fund. (Purchases of groceries, gift cards, and prescriptions add to your fuel points.)
These programs work and they can do better for Bethesda with your help!! The more participants, the greater potential gifts from these businesses. Encourage your friends to participate also.
There is no cost to enroll in the Dillons Community Rewards program and enrollment will not affect your fuel points, coupon discounts, or your Kroger credit card reimbursements.
Follow Instructions Below to Create an Account
If you don’t currently have a Dillons online account – follow all Steps #1 – #6 below.
If you already have a Dillons online account – Skip down to Step #4 (Enrolling Your Plus Card)
HOW TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT: (Pete can help you at Bethesda even if you do not have an email address or a computer of your own.)
- Visit the Dillons website, Bakers Plus website, or the Gerbes website, by clicking on the links, on whichever store is in your area. Click on CREATE AN ACCOUNT
- Fill out the required information: Email address; Create Password; Zip Code and Preferred Store. When complete, click Create Account at bottom of screen.
(Passwords must be 6-12 characters long; must have at least 1 letter & 1 number; Special characters may be used.)
- Add your Dillons Plus Shoppers Card to your account. Enter the 12-digit number from the back of your Plus Shoppers card or your phone number (Alt-ID) in the field provided. Enter the last name you used when you filled out the application for your card.
Enroll your plus card in the Dillons Community Rewards Program
(If you already have an online account – go to www.dillons.com/communityrewards in your browser.)
- SIGN IN using your new or existing online account (email address & password) Please provide Bethesda with your email address – firstname.lastname@example.org. Click on ENROLL NOW – may need to re-enter personal info.
- Designate Bethesda Home, – Enter #PE170; Click ENROLL to save.
- Confirm your enrollment was completed successfully. (You can modify your enrollment at any time by logging into your online account.)
For more info contact: Pete Flaming, email@example.com
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.