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Celebrating our wonderful volunteers at SAGE this week.
Today is Giving Tuesday, a global initiative that encourages people to donate their time and money to charitable causes on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Think of Giving Tuesday like an extension of that moment when everyone around the Thanksgiving table shares what they’re grateful for — a day for not only counting blessings, but also passing them on to others in need.
At SAGE, we are so grateful for all of our blessings this year – the growth of our programs, the dedication of our staff and volunteers, the continued support from our community and donors, and the knowing that our services help thousands of families each year.
Our Meals on Wheels program delivered over 28,000 meals to local seniors this year. Most live alone and rarely have a visitor other than their Meals on Wheels volunteer. Your support and volunteering reduces food insecurity and isolation for seniors.
Our Community Care program provides referrals, care coordination and State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) at no cost to seniors. Your donations offset the cost of services provided for free to the senior community.
Our Spend-A-Day Medical Adult Day Care is growing rapidly with new participants joining at a greater rate than discharges. We renovated premises, are ready for the demands of healthcare in the future, and more appealing and welcoming than before. 80% of participants receive some financial assistance which comes from donors and fundraising.
Our Home Care program is one of the earliest providers in New Jersey. Our certified home health aides provide hourly or live-in care services to clients. We continue to face staffing shortages brought about by the pandemic. Home care is not covered by some insurance carriers. Your donation defrays the cost to participants so they can continue living at home.
As we reflect over 2022, let’s be thankful for our blessings and remember the less fortunate. Many older adults in our community rely on SAGE for our services. All our programs serve those who do not have significant means, so we depend on public support to narrow the difference. We are so grateful to our donors and volunteers for their support and active participation in our mission. We hope you will make a year-end gift to help us continue to care for the older generation who at one time cared for us. By making as generous a gift as possible you will make sure that older adults receive the programs and services to remain where they wish to live the most – in their own homes.
Please donate today. If you would like to give a donation in the form of a qualified charitable donation from your IRA, a grant from a Donor Advised Fund, a gift of appreciated securities or a legacy in your estate plan, please give us a call at 908-598-5504 for assistance. If your employer offers company matching, please submit your request and provide their name to us for our records. For a list of companies offering matching contributions click here.