Annual Appeal - #GivingTuesday
#WeAreParkLawn #BetterTogether #ParkLawnStrong
With the onset of Covid earlier in the year, Park Lawn had to quickly adapt our budget to the loss of revenue from both canceling fundraising events and suspending programs until further notice. These losses exceeded one-half of a million dollars through September alone. The impact of the pandemic changed the way we communicated and provided programs and services to those we serve. Community employment and outside events remain on hold and instead, our “community” is online through video conferencing and Google Classroom. Staff is working tirelessly through a reinvention process to continue to provide quality care and a safe environment.
Last month, we reopened two of our Community Day Services
locations with limited attendance for individuals who live at home and we continue
to re-evaluate the process daily. A pilot program for individuals who live
within a Park Lawn residence started in early October. This allows our
participants access to a Park Lawn facility for programming outside of their
homes. For those who aren’t comfortable with returning to the program, virtual
classes are available through Zoom and Google Classroom. Moving forward and
adapting our methods to a new way of life will be challenging overall.
Park Lawn is fortunate to receive a matching opportunity for your gift of $150.00 or more through December 1, 2020. Your gift will be matched dollar for dollar by a long-time friend and donor who gives wholeheartedly of his time and treasure because he believes in our mission.
In addition, here’s another matching incentive you might want to consider. The Coleman Foundation will match all gifts in the amount of $1,250.00 – dollar for dollar! Ask your friends and family to combine their donations with yours to reach the $1,250.00 level.