November 9, 2023 | General
Legacy Place Cottages was developed by a group of Jehovah’s Witnesses to serve their brothers and sisters, and we are thrilled to see that the goal of providing quality, loving care has been successful to date. This is thanks to all of you for your love and prayers and through your donations.
Many friends have wondered why they occasionally receive encouragement to donate to support the care being provided at Legacy Place. After all, it is a licensed personal care facility that charges residents monthly fees. We wanted to show you exactly why your donations play such a vital role in supporting our dear elderly ones.
The short answer is that revenues from resident room rental do not fully cover the expenses incurred in operation, and donations have always been necessary to fill this need and keep doors open.
In Pennsylvania, there is no government funding for personal care facilities and only skilled nursing homes provide subsidized care to residents who qualify financially and clinically.
The reason is that while most residents pay published rent rates, some do not. They may be longtime servants of Jehovah who do not have sufficient funds or family to help, residents that have depleted their funds while at Legacy, or special full-time servants whose modest stipend from the Branch does not cover their occupancy.
What many do not know is that even after these needy ones are helped, additional donations are needed to cover costs and maintain rents at the current level. As a result, all who donate help everyone at Legacy Place. In line with 2 Corinthians 8:14, you are contributing towards “an equalizing, your surplus at the present time might offset their need…”
There are no profits. Legacy Place is a non-profit whose mission is to support and care for our dear older ones. It is directed by a board of brothers who donate time each month to ensure that it runs smoothly. The purchase of the property and construction of the buildings were made possible by large donations from several local families and a commercial mortgage.
To be certain, Legacy Place will continue to provide the spiritual support and loving care that it has become known for since December 2014. Jehovah promises his help and He continues to sensitize all of us to the need to “care for widows and orphans”. We are confident generosity, mercy, and compassion will be extended by the brotherhood as more become aware of the need.
Your generosity, no matter the size, will connect all of you to the residents and the mission of care at Legacy Place…. a loving home by Jehovah’s Witnesses to serve our dear elderly brothers and sisters!
Here are a few words from one of our donors on why it makes a difference:
If you would like to donate, please click on this link and it will direct you to a secure page for donation: Donate Online
Other ways to help can be found on our Ways to Help page.
A special “Thank You” is extended by those needing financial assistance, the special full-time servants helped to stay in a spiritual environment, and the children of residents who continue in full-time service because Legacy Place exists!
To each and every brother or sister whose heart has moved them to contribute to preserving this special place, the entire Legacy Place family says “Thank You!” We are confident Jehovah will continue to bless your generosity.