Hollywood Women’s Club Joins Pioneering Fundraising Effort

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Everyday, 10,000 people in the United States celebrate their 65th birthday. Many of these seniors across the country are in need of social service programs to enhance their quality of life. However, despite the increased need for support, only two percent of funding from the nation’s largest grant makers is specifically focused on seniors.

That’s why the Hollywood Women’s Club is partnering with GIVE65 to help seniors in Hollywood. GIVE65, a program of the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation, is the nation’s first and only crowd-fundraising platform focused exclusively on helping nonprofit organizations raise funds for programs and services benefiting seniors.

Most people don’t realize how many seniors in our community need assistance,” says Carol Fitzgerald, President of the Hollywood Women’s Club. “With GIVE65, we want to raise a light to this issue while raising funds to make our ‘home’ handicap accessible and safer in the hopes of engaging more members of our community.”

Beginning July 1 anyone who wants to support The Hollywood Women’s Club mission, can visit GIVE65.org to learn more about the organization and make a secure, online donation. Through GIVE65, donations will help towards providing handicap accessibility to our 1927 National Historic Clubhouse. For many in our community, the Clubhouse is the center of activities providing social and educational programming. Many of our members are in their 70s, 80s and 90s. For them this is often their only social outing a month. The Hollywood Women’s Club is one of the oldest organizations in Hollywood founded in 1922. Our beloved Clubhouse needs this upgrading to make it safer and accessible.

In conjunction with GIVE65, on July 10 Family Caregiver Solutions (FSC) launched sponsored by Home Instead Care and the Hollywood Women’s Club the 2nd Monday of the Month 5:00-6:00 pm at the Hollywood Women’s Club Clubhouse, 501 N. 14th Avenue, Hollywood. Family Caregiver Solutions meetings will be a new opportunity to inspire creative support and solutions for caregivers. The meetings are intended to be attended by both caregivers and the seniors they care for, and will include activities allowing the two to share an hour doing something new. The meetings are free and available to anyone in the community. This will be a monthly event with time to possibly change. For information call Jillian Pickett, Family Caregiver Solutions Coordinator at 954.616.7641 or jillian.pickett@homeinstead.com.

Every gift makes a difference. From $10 to $1,000. And, the best part is, these funds will help at the local, grassroots level,” said Roger H. Baumgart, executive director of the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation. “We are pleased to partner with the Hollywood Women’s Club and will match each dollar donated up to $1000. They are an outstanding example of the efforts being done to make a positive difference for the safety, well-being and independence of seniors. Especially seniors most in need of our help and support.”

I am thrilled to be a part of GIVE65 to support our local Hollywood Women’s Club in their effort to make their Clubhouse accessible to everyone,” states Dinah Pickett, owner of the local Home Instead Senior Care franchise. “In addition to the match donated by the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation, my office will match an additional $500.”

To support the Hollywood Women’s Club or learn more about GIVE65, visit GIVE65.org. All donations are 100% tax deductible in the United States.

For more information about the Hollywood Women’s Club visit our website www.hollywoodwomensclub.org or call 978-302-6070.

GFWC Hollywood Women’s Club

The GFWC Hollywood Women’s Club, founded in 1922, is celebrating its 95th Anniversary in 2017 and has launched a capital campaign to continue the ongoing restoration of their Clubhouse. The Campaign for Tomorrow will provide handicap accessibility, safety upgrades as well as functionality.

HWC is a 501©3 tax exempt, total volunteer organization with a culturally diverse membership of over 100 women. The Hollywood Women’s Club is dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. We are also dedicated to the preservation of our beloved historic 1927 Clubhouse. The Clubhouse functions as a center for community, social, educational and fundraising events and is available for rentals. New members are always welcome. For further information visit the website www.hollywoodwomensclub.org.

ABOUT GIVE65

Home Instead Senior Care Foundation is proud to present GIVE65 – the first crowd-fundraising platform exclusively devoted to helping nonprofits raise funds online for programs and services that create hope for seniors. At GIVE65.org, selected nonprofit organizations across North America are invited to showcase projects and social service programs helping community member’s age 65 and better. Those who have a desire to help less fortunate, vulnerable seniors can visit GIVE65.org to share a secure, online donation in support of the featured nonprofit they choose. By combining technology and generosity, GIVE65 inspires greater charitable giving in support of seniors and those who care for them. Visit www.GIVE65.org to learn more.

ABOUT HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE FOUNDATION

Since its founding in 2003, Home Instead Senior Care Foundation has been helping less fortunate and vulnerable aging adults. The Foundation has invested nearly $2 million in nonprofit organizations serving seniors throughout the United States and Canada. The mission of the Foundation is to enhance the lives of aging adults and those who care for them. This mission is made possible, in part, thanks to Home Instead, Inc. as well as generous sponsors and donations from the general public. To learn more about the Foundation, visit www.homeinsteadseniorcarefoundation.org.

ABOUT HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE

Founded in 1994 in Omaha, Nebraska, by Lori and Paul Hogan, the Home Instead Senior Care® network provides personalized care, support and education to help enhance the lives of aging adults and their families. Today, this network is the world’s leading provider of in-home care services for seniors, with more than 1,000 independently owned and operated franchises that are estimated to annually provide more than 50 million hours of care throughout the United States and 14 other countries. Local Home Instead Senior Care offices employ approximately 65,000 CAREGiversSM worldwide who provide basic support services that enable seniors to live safely and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible. The Home Instead Senior Care network strives to partner with each client and his or her family members to help meet that individual’s needs. Services span the care continuum from providing companionship and personal care to specialized Alzheimer’s care and hospice support. Also available are family caregiver education and support resources. At Home Instead Senior Care, its relationship before task, while striving to provide superior quality service.