Donations

VNA South Central has provided healthcare at home to millions of people. We care for people in our community of all ages and do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, financial status. We are able to provide care to the uninsured and underinsured through grants and donations.

Donations to Our Annual Fund

Making a general donation to our Annual Fund is the simplest, most direct, and immediate way to offer support. As a non-profit organization, all gifts we receive are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Please make checks payable to the VNA South Central CT. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Matching Gifts

Many employers will match their employees’ charitable donations, thereby doubling thoughtful gifts. Matching gift forms, available through many companies’ human resources office, provide the necessary details and instructions.

Sustaining Donations

Sustaining donations are an easy and budget-friendly way to help support VNA South Central! Sustaining donors can make an ongoing contribution weekly, monthly, or annually — which means that the amount you choose will be deducted from your account until you stop or change it.

Memorial Gifts

One of the most meaningful ways to acknowledge the passing of a loved one is by offering a gift as a memorial. Often, individuals choose to make gifts in memory of their loved ones on birthdays or to mark the anniversary of their passing.

Recognition Gifts

Recognition is a way for patients and their families to acknowledge and thank individual staff members. Special occasion gifts are a thoughtful way to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, or the birth of a child.

Planned Gifts

One may choose to make a provision in his or her will for a gift to the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut. A bequest is probably both the simplest and most commonly designated form for planned giving. A bequest sets a specified dollar amount or percentage of one’s estate as the gift. Bequests may be in any amount, however, additional options are available for those who would choose to establish a Named Fund.

State law governs wills, so it is important to retain an attorney. Our suggested language for a bequest to the VNA/SCC is: “ I bequeath to the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut, Inc. established by law in the state of Connecticut (insert here the amount in dollars or percentage of estate.) (You may add specific language if your gift will establish a named fund or program fund.)”

Named Funds

A gift or bequest may be designated to a “named” fund—the name to be chosen by the donor, perhaps to honor or memorialize a loved one. The VNA/SCC will be pleased to accept a gift of $10,000 or more for a named, unrestricted fund to support its overall mission. Unrestricted gifts provide the flexibility to use funds where they are most needed at the time of the gift.

Donors may choose to restrict a named fund for a specific program area, such as pediatric care or oncology care. The VNA/SCC is pleased to assist donors in creating named, restricted gifts of $25,000 or more. For gifts with a specific intent, the donor – or the donor’s attorney – are encouraged to discuss plans with the Development office at 203-859-6054 to ensure that VNA/SCC will be able to fulfill specific wishes.

Gifts of Stock

A gift of stock, which has appreciated in value over time, can be a wonderful way to benefit the VNA South Central and may have significant tax benefits. Making a thoughtful gift of an asset such as real estate, stocks or bonds, life insurance, or IRAs could prove extremely beneficial to you and provide generous support to the recipient charity. Please contact the Development office at 203-859-6054 for more information.

Corporate Sponsorship

Collaborating with VNA South Central is an effective way to achieve positive public relations, while benefitting our mission!

In return for your support, you will receive customized recognition that can help you achieve maximum exposure. Based on your level of support, you can enjoy the following benefits:

  • Listing as a Corporate Partner in our Annual Report
  • Listing as a Corporate Partner on our website
  • News release issued to the media
  • Additional exposure based on each VNA South Central events

Thank you for your interest in supporting VNA South Central! For more information, including a detailed list of sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Development office at (203) 859-6054 or fill out our inquiry form on our contact us page.

Special Events

The VNA/SCC produces several events a year and the funds raised from these events help ensure that we remain a safety net for home health services in the region. You can support our mission by participating in our special events. For more information or to join the mailing list, call the Development office at 203-859-6054.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteer activities at VNA South Central include:

  • Planning, implementing, and serving at special events
  • Assisting with Development activities such as bulk mailings
  • Assisting with administrative tasks such as filing and computer entry
  • Making weekly phone calls to first time parents

In today’s fast-paced society, having free time is rare. If you do make time to volunteer, we understand that you want to spend that time in a meaningful way. At VNA South Central we have a wide range of volunteer activities that will fit within your schedule and you can volunteer at VNA South Central headquarters or volunteer from the comfort of your own home.

Whether you are interested in volunteering for a few hours a week or just a few hours a year for a special event, we invite you to share your skills through our volunteer opportunities. We know that when you volunteer your time and your talents, you give from the heart and we appreciate all that you have to give.

We would love to talk to you more about becoming a VNA South Central volunteer! Please call the Development office at 203-859-6054 to learn more.

Testimonials:

Visit our Contact Us page to submit a testimonial Providing your personal testimonial about how VNA South Central affected your life (you or your loved ones) is a great way to support our organization and thank the people who helped you! Please indicate if we have your permission whether we can publish your testimonial.