GIVE WHERE IT'S MOST NEEDED
For nearly a century, thousands of individuals, corporations, and foundations have made a difference in the lives of others by becoming part of our family of donors. Whether large or small, these gifts are important and play an invaluable role in how we continue to carry out our mission.
An unrestricted gift to Community First allows our leadership to make timely decisions about where resources are most needed. The flexibility of unrestricted gifts enables us to quickly respond to high-priority projects or newly emerging or future needs that often cannot be anticipated at the time your gift is made. You have the option of making an unrestricted gift to Community First Solutions or any of the four organizations in its not-for-profit network: Colonial, Partners in Prime, Community Behavioral Health, and Community First Pharmacy.
SUPPORT OUR PRIORITY INITIATIVES
Berkeley Square and Westover Private Room Conversion and Renovation
Your gift will help convert semi-private healthcare rooms for residents at Berkeley and Westover to private rooms. The $750,000 renovation includes updating bathrooms, wall coverings, furnishings and window treatments. The necessity for private rooms is more than preference. Private rooms are critical to faster healing, reduced infection rates, better privacy, and improved sleep. Give today.
Community Impact Fund
Your gift to the Community First Impact Fund supports projects that address community challenges through innovative community-based solutions. The fund supports programs or services that focus on empowering and enhancing the quality of life for underserved populations assisted by Community First.
Your gift to this fund will help the youngest members of our community who may suffer from a variety of youth mental health diagnoses and behavioral concerns such as depression, anxiety, anger, aggression, poor school performance, substance abuse, hyperactivity, trauma, and social skills. The program helps children exceed socially, stop destructive behaviors, connect with others, and learn positive behavioral sills while instilling confidence and a sense of purpose that will leave youth feeling empowered. Give today.
Elderly Home Delivered Meals
Your gift supports the home-delivered meals program for Butler County’s home-bound seniors, helping them continue to live independently in their homes. With your help, we can continue to deliver a nutritious meal, a friendly visit, and a safety check to isolated older adults. Give today.
Employee Scholarship and Award Program
Community First is dedicated to helping its employees meet or exceed their personal and professional goals. With your gift, you can help us do just that. The program awards scholarships to employees to help finance the completion of an academic degree, specialty certification, or continuing education. Donors who wish to create a named fund should contact Betsy Wilson, Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving at firstname.lastname@example.org or (513) 785-4062. Give today.
ADDITIONAL GIVING OPPORTUNITIES
Giving to Community First Solutions allows you to choose from a variety of restricted funds. These may be funds related to capital improvements, employee scholarships, life care, services for homebound individuals, wellness, and behavioral health programs, to name a few. Often, a donor establishes a fund for a cause they wish to champion. Restricted funds are only used for the purpose in which they were given or raised. Funds with a restricted purpose include:
Gifts to the behavioral health fund support a variety of behavioral health, mental health, and substance abuse programs, including but not limited to: individual counseling, family support, assessment and evaluation, group counseling, education, and treatment.
Capital and Facility Improvement
Gifts to the capital and facility improvement fund help pay for capital improvements and maintenance of property throughout Community First Solutions. Capital improvement gifts may also be directed to a particular campus or facility.
Colonial Life Care
Life Care was established to benefit Colonial residents who, through no fault of their own, are unable to pay the full cost of their care and do not qualify for government programs, such as Medicaid. Although Medicaid may benefit residents who need long-term nursing care, Medicaid does not provide assistance to those who live in assisted or independent living.
The purpose of the employee activities fund is to assist in creating a positive work environment, to provide opportunities to recognize staff for their accomplishments, and to promote staff involvement in the community.
Gifts to the employee emergency fund help staff experiencing an immediate or severe financial struggle due to an emergency. An emergency is defined as unforeseen circumstance that calls for immediate action and assistance relief. Examples of an emergency include loss of property due to a storm or fire, loss of spouse’s employment, significant personal health crisis, death of an immediate family member, etc.
This fund helps to improve the quality of care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementia by supporting programs that provide the latest evidence-based care interventions, as well as providing staff education and training specific to memory care.
The FLEET – Transportation Services
A gift to the transportation fund helps ensure access to essential services such as medical care and grocery shopping, and allows older adults to continue to live independently in their homes.