We’re honored at American House to be able to have a hand in helping raise more than $101,000 for the American House Foundation during the 5th annual Celebration of Dignity and Hope fundraiser on May 2, 2013! We had a fantastic time mingling and enjoyed great food and an auction and raffle. Saying THANK YOU to all our volunteers and generous donors doesn’t cover how proud we are to be able to help out local seniors.
The American House Foundation
In 2007, the American House Foundation began as a way to invest in outreach for older adults in need of assistance — in addition to funding research opportunities through a partnership with the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University. The foundation joins forces with other local non-profit organizations — including Lighthouse of Oakland County and Macomb County Habitat for Humanity — to identify and provide local seniors with basic needs. Too many older adults are deciding between paying for food or medication, which shouldn’t happen. The foundation works to prevent those tough choices.
How the foundation helps
Donations raised through the American House Foundation are used to help local seniors in many ways, including:
- Giving a walker to an 82-year-old grandmother
- Providing transportation for a 79-year-old man who’s fighting to make ends meet
- Paying for health screenings that diagnose problems before they progress
- Uncovering the causes of Alzheimer’s disease
- Providing community health forums that bring resources to those in need
- Keeping an elderly couple from having to choose between medication and meals
Where donations go
Many of our own American House employees volunteer their time with the American House Foundation and because of the wonderful volunteers, the foundation runs with little overhead and administration fees. As a result, more funding is able to go directly to outreach and research. Most importantly, none of the money collect goes toward American House Senior Living Communities – all of it goes directly back into the community.
About 70 percent of donations go directly to outreach and helping seniors meet vital needs, including:
- Medical Equipment
The remaining 30 percent of donations go to helping Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology research critical areas of aging, such as:
- Alzheimer’s disease
Donate to the American House Foundation
Be sure to read about the Holiday Hope for Seniors campaign, which is also run by the American House Foundation! The event continues to grow each year and our seniors love helping out.
You can help out, too! To donate to the American House Foundation today, call Danielle Bruce at (248) 203.1800 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.