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Give Now & Tribute Gifts

Tribute Gifts are a thoughtful way to recognize people important in your life.  Special events like anniversaries, birthdays, and Mother’s or Father’s Day are also ideal times to make a Tribute Gift recognizing someone you appreciate deeply. Use the “Donate“ button to make a 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 gift to the address in the brochure.

Benevolent Fund & Calvary Caring Club

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The Benevolent Fund:

Giving toward benevolent care is an important way to broadly impact the lives of older adults. With increasing life spans, complex medical needs, and dementia care, a growing number of seniors can outlive personal resources that once provided sufficiently for their care. Calvary Homes provides over $1,600,000 annually in benevolent care!

Gifts for benevolent care enable Calvary Homes to provide quality care and the daily assistance older adults depend upon.  Use the “Donate“ button to make a gift to the Benevolent Fund using Pay Pal or your credit card.

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Join the Calvary Caring Club:

For those desiring to give consistently over time, the Calvary Caring Club is an easy and affordable way to include regular giving in your budget. You can set up a secure automatic withdrawal from your bank account or credit card on the frequency you select. Using the “Donate” button, you can make your gift a recurring one with Pay Pal using your credit card, or you can print out the appropriate forms linked below and return to the Development Office.

Ways to Give

In addition to giving by cash, check, EFT or credit card, Calvary Homes suggests these alternate methods for giving:

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Qualified Charitable Distribution from a Traditional IRA (QCD)

An appealing way to give, while taking advantage of important tax benefits, is using a Qualified Charitable Distribution (Commonly called a QCD) from a Traditional IRA. This method of giving allows you to forgo income tax on the withdrawal of funds from your IRA (up to $100,000 annually) while satisfying your annual Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) requirement.

This method may also be helpful avoiding additional tax on Social Security income or Medicare premiums. This method of giving must be arranged with your IRA investment manager and reported to our Development Office to ensure proper allocation of your gift intent. Contact our Development Office at 717-824-8816 to learn more about this simple, yet effective way to help others while making the most of your invested resources.

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Planned Giving

Planned gifts provide the means to make a legacy gift toward those charities you value most. The most common planned gift is including Calvary Homes as a beneficiary. This can be through two common means:

Our Development Office can help you make these arrangements.

If the security of on-going income is important, Charitable Gift Annuities (CGA’s) offer a simple way to support our mission while adding to your ongoing income for the remainder of your life. They provide attractive rates of return, above those available with CD’s. Our Fund Development Office can provide a sample of how a CGA works and what it can provide in the way of charitable deductions and additional income. There is no charge or obligation to you for providing this helpful information.

Special Projects & Extra Give

Amazon Smile: Gift While You Shop 

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Calvary Homes participates in the Amazon Smile program. This program supports our Benevolent Fund through a .05% contribution Amazon will make on the value of all purchases you make through Amazon Smile. To start this great benefit to our mission, you must register with Amazon Smile and choose Calvary Fellowship Homes as your preferred charity. Follow the handy instructions below to get started on this easy way to give!

Park City & Knight and Day Diners: “Share Our Success” Program

The Park City Diner and Knight and Day Diner thank the local community for their support by providing donations to local not-for-profit organizations. Calvary Homes participates in this program, called “Share Our Success”.

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Each time you visit either of these restaurants, and show the card below before paying your bill, the restaurant will donate 10% of your check to the Calvary Homes Benevolent Fund, at no cost to you!  You can use the card as often as you wish. You may also share copies of this card with your friends and family. Laminated versions of the card are available at our Front Desk for no charge.

This means of giving, started in the Summer of 2018, has provided over $1,600 in gifts to the Benevolent Fund! We thank the many friends taking advantage of this program and encourage others to join the Share Our Success Program today!


Special Projects

A wide variety of needs often arise at Calvary Homes, some of which are beyond the capacity of the operating budget. Those seeking a special way to enhance the quality of life for older adults should review our Special Projects List using the link below.

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 suggest, please contact our Development Office at 717-824-8816 to discuss how you can bring new light into the lives of our community.

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The Extra Ordinary Give

The Lancaster County Community Foundation holds a one-day giving event on-line each year in support of not-for-profit organizations serving people in Lancaster County.  This year’s event will be held on Friday, November 19, 2021.  Giving is accepted on-line only using the link below.  Proceeds for Calvary Homes will support our Benevolent Fund.  Calvary Homes provides approximately $1,600,000 in benevolent care and gifts to the Benevolent Fund.  Help us meet this important need.  To participate, go to the webpage below on November 19th to make your gift.

You may also contact Dan Snyder, Director of Development at:, or call (717) 824-8816 to learn more about how you can make a difference in the lives of senior adults and their families.

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.

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