Local nonprofit wins $10,000 grant during inaugural GIVE65 event

Dominican Home Health Agency GIVE65Denver, Colorado – Every day, nearly 10,000 people are turning 65 years old in the United States. With the senior population growing faster than any other age group, organizations serving seniors are experiencing an increased demand for social service programs and resources. Unfortunately, less than 2 percent of funding from the nation’s largest grant makers is specifically focused on seniors (Foundation Center). But with the generous support of the Denver community, Dominican Home Health Agency (DHHA) is able to continue offering programs and services that empower seniors to remain independent and enhance their quality of life.

In July, DHHA participated in the first-ever GIVE65 Event, a 65-hour online giving event to help nonprofit organizations serving seniors raise funds online. Sixty-five nonprofits from 31 states took part in the inaugural event.

During the GIVE65 Event, DHHA raised funds while competing for a financial reward from Home Instead Senior Care Foundation¨. Financial rewards in the amount of $10,000 were awarded to a small, medium and large size nonprofit raising the most money or having the most donors participate. DHHA not only won its category for having the most donors, but had the most individual donor contributions of any of the 65 participating organization across all categories. An outstanding achievement!

“GIVE65 is an innovative way for our community to raise awareness and help our seniors tremendously. We are thrilled with the results and grateful to our many supporters for their help in making this event a success for DHHA,” said Gigi Stewart, Development Director.

The GIVE65 virtual event is an initiative of the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation and the nation’s first and only crowd-fundraising platform focused exclusively on helping nonprofit organizations from across the country raise funds for programs and services benefiting seniors.

“Every gift will go toward helping seniors at the local level in communities across the country,” said Roger Baumgart, executive director of the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation. “We’re pleased to partner with Dominican Home Health Agency for the inaugural GIVE65 Event, which we hope will engage the nation and shine a light on the need for financial support for senior-focused nonprofit programs and services.” Curt Foust, Owner of Home Instead Senior Care Denver North adds, “Our goal is to enhance the quality of life for seniors in the Denver Metro Area, especially those who are most in need of our help, which is at the core of DHHA’s mission.”

To learn more about GIVE65 or the GIVE65 Event, visit GIVE65.org. All donations are 100 percent tax deductible in the United States. For more information about Dominican Home Health Agency, visit www.dominicanhha.org or call 303.322.1413.

For 93 years, DHHA has been providing in-home nursing care and other health related services to the poor, sick, elderly residents of Metro Denver at no charge. In keeping with the legacy of its founders, the Dominican Sisters of the Sick Poor, DHHA’s goal is to help frail at-risk seniors to remain in their homes healthy, safely and as independently as possible for as long as possible. DHHA’s quality care reduces the number of unnecessary and premature hospital visits and nursing home placements.

Home Instead Senior Care Foundation is proud to present GIVE65 – the first crowd-fundraising platform exclusively devoted to helping nonprofits raise funds online for programs and services that create hope for seniors. At GIVE65.org, selected nonprofit organizations in the United States are invited to showcase projects and social service programs helping seniors and those who care for them. People who have a desire to help less fortunate, vulnerable seniors can visit GIVE65.org to share a secure, online donation in support of the featured nonprofit they choose. By combining technology and generosity, GIVE65 inspires greater charitable giving in support of seniors and those who care for them. Visit www.GIVE65.org to learn more.

Since its founding in 2003, Home Instead Senior Care Foundation has been helping less fortunate and vulnerable aging adults. The Foundation has invested nearly $2 million in nonprofit organizations serving seniors throughout the United States and Canada. The mission of the Foundation is to enhance the lives of aging adults and those who care for them. This mission is made possible, in part, thanks to Home Instead, Inc., as well as generous sponsors and donations from the general public. To learn more about the Foundation, visit www.homeinsteadseniorcarefoundation.org.

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