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Giving Opportunities for Homestead Village

Since its beginning, the Homestead Village community and its residents have benefited from a tradition of caring and generosity. At every important moment, residents, grateful family members, community members, and staff at Homestead Village have expressed their appreciation through financial contributions and donations.

We invite you to join us as we seek to enhance and secure the future of one of the Life Plan Communities (formerly known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community or CCRC) in Pennsylvania. We believe that a well-managed and growing endowment fund will provide exciting opportunities to upgrade our facility, develop and train staff, and ensure the financial security of our residents.

A contribution to the Homestead Village Endowment Fund has many benefits:

  • Acknowledges the level of care that you or a loved one have received
  • Continues the good work that is being done
  • Provides for new services
  • Makes a difference in our community
  • Creates an enduring legacy that will influence succeeding generations
Types of Financial Giving

Homestead Village has established the Endowment Fund program to strengthen the financial well-being of our nonprofit community and to ensure our ability to provide financial security to each and every resident, even if they outlive their financial assets. Your gifts and pledges can be made in a variety of ways, and we greatly appreciate your thoughtful consideration.

  • Outright Gift to the Endowment Fund: No minimum donation amount
    Gifts and pledges of $5,000 or greater qualify the donor for Legacy Society. Gifts can be made with cash, appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds.
  • Amazon Smile: Amazon shoppers can help to support the Homestead Village Endowment Fund by making purchase through Amazon Smile. With each purchase and at no cost to the shopper, a portion of the item price will be donated to the Homestead Village Endowment Fund. Click here and be sure to select Homestead Village as the supporting non-profit.
  • Bequests: No minimum amount
    Bequests and other estate-related gifts in excess of $10,000 will qualify the donor for Legacy Society. Gifts through a will or trust may be for a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or as a contingent beneficiary. Homestead Village will provide sample language upon request.
  • Charitable Gift Annuities: $10,000 minimum to establish
    Annuities will qualify the donor for Legacy Society. This is a simple contract between you and Homestead Village, whereby Homestead provides you and/or another beneficiary with fixed, regular payments for life in exchange for an irrevocable gift.
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts: $100,000 minimum to establish
    Trusts will qualify the donor for Legacy Society.
  • Life Insurance: No minimum amount
    Life insurance gifts in excess of $10,000 will qualify the donor for Legacy Society. You may designate the Endowment Fund as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy.

Your donations are much appreciated. For more information about charitable giving, please call 717-397-4831.

If you’d like to make a contribution to our endowment fund, you may do so by mail.

Make checks payable to:
Homestead Village Endowment Fund

Mail to:
Homestead Village, Inc.
The Office of the President
P.O. Box 3227
Lancaster, PA 17604-3227

Contributions are tax-deductible.

Volunteer Opportunities for Homestead Village
Volunteers play an important role in enhancing and enriching life at the leading Life Plan community in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.Our nonprofit senior living community volunteers give their time to support the skilled nursing care activities programs in the Apostles Center for Care, and the personal care program in the apartments. One-on-one time with a friendly visitor, a wheelchair escort through the grounds on a pleasant day, assistance with a Bingo game, or time spent reading the newspapers—all of these things add up to make the life of an Apostles Center or personal care resident richer and more comfortable.

Residents themselves staff numerous committees through the Homestead Village Residents’ Council, working together to run the resident library, support the activities program, and participate in other ongoing programs that enhance life for all residents.

Volunteers receive orientation and training specific to their assignments, continuing education, where applicable, and acknowledgment at an annual recognition event.

Volunteers are valued and welcomed at our nonprofit Life Plan Community. To learn more about volunteer opportunities at our Lancaster, Pennsylvania, location, complete and submit the form below.

Volunteers are valued and welcomed at our nonprofit Life Plan Community. To learn more about volunteer opportunities at our Lancaster, Pennsylvania, location, complete and submit the form below.

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Volunteer Requests

Village Corner Shoppe Volunteer
The Village Corner Gift Shoppe needs cashiers. The commitment is two hours per month.

Lancaster Historic Presentation
We are looking for knowledgeable volunteers who are willing to make presentations on aspects of Lancaster history as part of a monthly series.

Apostle Center for Care Mail Volunteer
Volunteer one day a week in the morning to deliver mail in the Apostle Center for Care. This is an excellent way to share a cheery hello and take time to read mail in our Health Center.

Significant Visitor in Apostle Center for Care
We are looking for volunteers to visit once a week with residents in the Apostle Center for Care. Visits might include taking residents on strolls, indoors or outdoors, if weather permits.

The Homestead Village Auxiliary, Inc.

The Homestead Village Auxiliary was organized out of concern for the residents of Homestead Village. In pursuit of this purpose, the Auxiliary:

  • Provides residents in all levels of care with opportunities for socialization and entertainment
  • Promotes positive community relations
  • Contributes funds for special needs
  • Furnishes services to the Homestead Village community

Auxiliary activities include:

  • Village Corner Gift Shoppe
  • Social and holiday programs
  • Baked goods, flower, and plant sales
  • Heartbeat auxiliary newsletter
  • Annual membership meeting
  • Contributions to the endowment fund and building, equipment, and furnishings projects

You may download the membership form here, fill it out, and mail it in.

Want to make a financial donation to the Auxiliary?

Make checks payable to:
Homestead Village Auxiliary

Mail to:
Homestead Village Auxiliary, Inc.
P.O. Box 3227
Lancaster, PA 17604-3227

Contributions are tax-deductible.

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