Benevilla, the West Valley’s premier family services nonprofit has again joined the global movement called #GivingTuesday, a day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on November 28th, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
All donations Benevilla receives as a participant of #GivingTuesday will be used directly for the free “Home Services” programs Benevilla brings to our community. These services are intended for homebound individuals lacking the means to provide the essential functions of independent daily living. These services include:
Grocery Shopping – Benevilla volunteers collect a grocery list for the week, shop at a participating grocery store; deliver the groceries directly to the client, and return to the store with the client’s payment, providing the personal care and assistance that forms long term relationships. Volunteers and clients can also go grocery shopping together as well.
Transportation – Volunteers pick clients up at home and transport them to appointments such as medical visits. The volunteer often waits during the appointment to take the client home. This arm in arm service provides a social opportunity and comfort level rarely found in other transportation services and a newfound friendship in most cases.
Light Handyman Services – Skilled volunteers make minor home repairs for those who are unable to manage these tasks themselves such as changing lightbulbs, changing smoke detector batteries and more.
Friendly Visitors & Phone Pals – Our volunteers provide clients with company and companionship in the comfort of the client’s own home. Phone Pals call clients on a regular basis for enjoyable conversation and wellness checks.
In its 6th year, #GivingTuesday is a social media movement to celebrate and encourage charitable giving to bring about real change in our communities. In 2016, over $177 million was raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations. #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities and give back in better, smarter ways to charities and causes they celebrate like Benevilla and help create a better world.
We hope you will take part in the #GivingTuesday movement and consider Benevilla as your charity of choice. Started by the community and for the community in 1981, Benevilla is a nonprofit family services agency dedicated to enhancing the lives of West Valley residents by providing care services for older adults, intellectually disabled adults, children, and families.
To support Benevilla on #GivingTuesday or for more information on our services, volunteer opportunities or to schedule a tour, call 623-584-4999 or visit our website at www.benevilla.org.