Over ten years ago, our client Dorothy sent us a little too much money when she paid her monthly bill. “Use this to help someone who needs it,” she wrote on a tiny slip of paper sent with her check. After three months of receiving those "extra" monthly dollars from Dorothy, we knew it was time to build on her uncommon clarity about the power of “paying it forward,” little by little.
That was the start of “Dorothy’s Gift,” now our charitable fund, intended to fill the need when no other options are readily available. In fact, many people have benefited from our humble little “cookie jar” of help, and it has yet to go empty! Each year, A.V. Home Care Services provides services to those in need of personal care, respite, companionship and homemaking (who do not qualify for state or federal programs) by using our discretionary funds in “Dorothy’ Gift. ” Each year, a few more contributors join us in keeping the good work going by sending donations monthly, or at Christmas, or whenever they are moved to.
So, if you wish to donate to A.V. Home Care Services, there are many ways to do it, and we appreciate them all! From memorial donations to yard sale donations to estate bequests, your gifts bolster us so that we can continue to serve the next generations of home care recipients, employ our up-and-coming generations of in-home workers and build on the provider network locally so that it is most responsive in every person’s time of need.
If you wish to give to A.V. Home Care Services' “Dorothy’s Gift,” please know that all of the monies are used for in-home services “for someone who needs it. ” Of note, our Dorothy just celebrated her 100th birthday and continues to inspire us with her unassuming way, her intention to help and her gratitude. Ten years ago, she was moved to share the good. Many lives later, she has.