Presentation, Tuesday, March 23, 2021.
Update: Unfortunately, the House of Care had to close its doors due to a number of challenges. We remain proud of the great work that the team at HoC did, including ensuring all of HoC’s residents had a new home before closing their doors.
Original post: The State College Sunrise Rotary Club made a donation from club Rotarian, Larry Walker, Manager, Kissinger Bigatel & Brower Realtors of $500 that was matched by a member of the Sunrise Rotary Club during a special holiday fundraiser for the House of Care (HoC).
The $1000 check donation was presented to kick-off an HoC fundraiser to raise funds and in-kind donations necessary to replace the decking for the handicap ramp that leads to the back door. The ramp is the primary access for deliveries, resident and staff traffic, and emergency response. The deck replacement is a priority safety project scheduled this summer.
The House of Care is located at 515 W. Beaver Ave, State College, and is a non-profit personnel care home for those with very low income and little to no family support, and serious health limitations. The Sunrise Rotary partners with the House of Care as a community service project.
Over the Christ Holiday, the Sunrise Rotary Club held a fundraising social to collect money to purchase essential paper products for the House of Card. During that event over $500 was raised and a variety of paper items like copy paper, napkins, paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, etc. were purchased and delivered. During the fundraising social, several club members suggested there were other needs that the club might consider committing to during the upcoming year. To ensure that happened, Larry Walker pledged $500 from KBB Realtors if the club would match it. An anonymous club Rotarian made that commitment. When the Ex-Director, Mellisa Hall was asked what project might benefit, the repair of the handicap ramp was identified. So that’s where the $1000 donation was targeted. When the House of Care raised sufficient funds, club Rotarians will volunteer to assist in replacing the decking to complete this service project.
Melissa Hall expressed her appreciation for the generous kick-off donation. Miriam Powell, on behalf of Eve Bellinger, House of Care Board President, and the rest of the Board thanked Sunrise Rotary for their continued support that benefits the personal care facility and residents.