*Update* Thank You! As of 12/4/19, we have received $4,450 thanks to your generous online & offline donations.
Our campaign will remain open through December 31, 2019!
Eliza Bryant Village is asking for your support this Giving Tuesday on December 3, 2019, to raise $6,000 to furnish two of our nine private, individual rooms in our Elder Justice Center.
$6,000 – Goal to furnish two out of nine individual, private rooms of the innovative Eliza Bryant Village Elder Justice Center
Smaller contributions include:
$3,000 – Furnish One Individual Room:
$300 - Chair
$320 - Night Stand
$1,000 - Bed with Mattress
$350 - Microwave
$350 - Mini- refridgerator
$400 - Television
$280 - Bedding
$50 - Three healthy meals and nutritious snacks, laundry, housekeeping, security and other basic needs for one resident per night
$20 - Nutritious meals for one week
*Donations of any amount are graciously accepted to help us achieve our overall fundraising goal*
Eliza Bryant Village is opening its innovative Elder Justice Center to provide a temporary safe space for the growing population of older adults who are experiencing some form of trauma, violence, abuse, and/or criminal victimization. To ensure clients will return to a safe environment, we will work with our community partners to connect clients and their families to legal, financial and social service supports. The innovative Eliza Bryant Village Elder Justice Center is the only provider of these unique and needed services in Ohio.
The amenitiies needed to furnish these rooms will help create a safe, comfortable and healing environment for seniors who are experiencing traumatic consequences of abuse and/or trauma.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, elder abuse is an intentional act or failure to act by a caregiver or another person in a relationship involving an expectation of trust that causes or creates a risk of harm to an older adult.
The National Center on Elder Abuse reports that one in ten seniors are victims of elder abuse.
This is likely to be an underestimation, as only 1 in 24 cases of elder abuse is reported, in part because older people are often afraid to report cases of abuse to family, friends, or to the authorities.
The abused have a 300% higher risk of death, as a consequence of abuse.
Other consequences include isolation, intimidation, mental anguish, physical pain, and financial ruin.
Thank you to everyone who helped our 2018 & 2017 #GivingTuesday Campaigns!
In 2018, you helped us raise $4,020 to provide music therapy and music wellness to seniors.
With your generosity, in 2017, we raised $4,065 from online donations to help us renovate bathroom floors in our skilled nursing home.
GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.