Help Support Calvary Homes

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Since our founding, Calvary Homes has embraced the obligation to serve older adults, and particularly those having served the Lord through various mission, pastoral and vocational roles. Our ability to provide services to all residents regardless of their future inability to pay the full cost of their services is directly proportional to the tithes and gifts we receive. This benevolent care typically reaches beyond $520,000 annually!

Read further below to learn how you can partner with us to continue our faithful services to these servants of Christ.

Renovation Plans

Over the next two years, Calvary Homes will undergo a major renovation and expansion of retirement community renovation planour health care facilities. These improvements are intended to improve the privacy, dignity, and choice for residents while enhancing amenities for all residents and visitors. They will include:

A new addition to the Bausman Building will include:

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To learn about the Capital Campaign, click here.

To learn about the latest updates, click here.

CalendarGrateful to god Year End Appeal

We thank everyone participating in our Calendar Year End Appeal and the Extra Ordinary Give for 2017.
The combined gifts from the Extra Ordinary Give and the 2017 Calendar Year End Appeal total $60,445.64
toward our goal of $63,000. This includes Stretch Gifts from the Extra Ordinary Give of $849.84.

Fitness for Life Campaign!

We are pleased to announce we have reached our first priority goal of $5,500 in gifts to purchase a Nu-Step recumbent exercise machine for our Exercise Room! We are equally pleased with the abundant words of appreciation and satisfaction received from many residents now using the Nu-Step on a regular basis. Your gifts have helped bring this important improvement for residents to maintain healthy lives and continued independence. Thank you very much!

Know, however, that the Fitness for Life Campaign does not stop here! We have plans for additional upgrades to our wellness facilities with additional equipment well-suited for the needs of older adults. Our next goal will be the purchase of a reconditioned Precor elliptical machine and an Octane recumbent stepping machine. Both pieces of equipment will enhance the workout possible for users of our Exercise Room and together will cost only $2,500! We encourage your gift today for the Fitness for Life Campaign to be applied for these improvements.  You may download the Gift Form to print out a hard copy and mail with your cash or check to the address on the form.

To-date we have received $990.00.

One Time Gifts

One time gifts made to Calvary Homes are valued and play an important role in our overall mission to serving seniors. Use the Donate button on the right to make an immediate gift by Pay Pal or your credit card. If you prefer, you may download the Gift Form to print out a hard copy and mail with your cash or check to the address on the form.


Tribute Giving

Tribute giving allows the donor to honor someone living or to remember someone past who has played an important part in their life. This honor or memorial designation can also be applied to most other giving options described below. Special events like an anniversary, birthday, Mother’s or Father’s Day are ideal times to make a Tribute Gift for someone you appreciate deeply. Use the Donate button on the right to make an immediate Tribute Gift using Pay Pal or your credit card. If you prefer, you may download the Tribute Brochure to print out a hard copy and send along with your cash or check to the address in the brochure.


Planned Giving

Planned gifts provide the means to offer a major gift after one’s own needs have been satisfied. The most common way to accomplish this is by including Calvary Homes as a beneficiary in your will. This can also be accomplished by including Calvary Homes as a beneficiary of a retirement account, life insurance policy or other financial account.

If the security of on-going income is important, Charitable Gift Annuities offer a simple way to support our mission while receiving current income during your life and that of a spouse or family member. Our Fund Development Department can assist you in understanding and considering these options.

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Special Projects

Within our community of faith and fellowship we find a wide variety of needs arise, some of which are beyond what our operating budget can bear. In such cases, we make these needs known for those friends looking for a special way to enhance the quality of life of residents or our ability to serve them with enhanced quality, choice or service. Please click on the link below to view this list and the many options available for you to make a special difference in people’s lives. These projects are available for individuals, families, clubs or civic groups to sponsor. If you find any of these projects to your liking or if they inspire your vision for another project you would like to support, we welcome your contact with our Development Office at 717-824-8816 to discuss how you can bring new light into the lives of seniors.

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Benevolent Care
Giving to benevolent care is an important way to broadly impact the lives of older adults. With increasing life spans, complex medical needs, and dementia care, an increasing number of seniors outlive their resources that once provided for their own care needs. Gifts for benevolent care provide resources enabling Calvary Homes to continue the same quality of care and daily assistance should a resident’s own resources become inadequate to cover the full cost of care.
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Calvary Caring Club
For those preferring consistent giving, the Calvary Caring Club is an easy way to remember regular giving. We can include an envelope with the acknowledgment of your initial gift, as your reminder for the next gift date of your choosing. Alternatively, we can set up a secure automatic withdrawal from your bank account on the frequency you select or submit your gift as a recurring charge to your credit card or, if you prefer, we can arrange regular periodic giving by electronic funds transfer (EFT) by clicking the button below:




Please contact Dan Snyder, Director of Development at or call (717) 824-8816 to learn more about how you can help.

Financial Disclosure
Calvary Homes is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization serving older adults without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, physical handicap, disability, or religious creed. Official registration and financial information for Calvary Homes may be obtained from the PA Dept. of State by calling toll-free within PA, 1(800)732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. Gifts made to Calvary Homes are deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.