April 2021
Honor a loved one with a gift to LifeCare Alliance!
Let us help you celebrate your loved ones in a special way this Mother's Day and Father's Day! When you make a donation in honor of a parent or special person in your life, your gift provides critical, life-saving services to homebound neighbors, while also recognizing those who have touched your life. Your gift will keep on giving by providing a week, month, or even a full year of services for a client who depends on LifeCare Alliance’s services for things like a nutritious daily meal and in-home care.

The Impact:
  • $50 provides one week of services.
  • $210 provides one month of services.
  • $1,260 provides six months of services.
  • $2,520 provides one full year of services.
How it works:
  • Choose your Mother's Day/Father's Day recipient(s).
  • Complete the Mother's Day/Father's Day form here to specify your gift amount and recipient information. You can also request a short, custom message to be included in the card.
  • We mail a card directly to your honored recipient(s), complete with requested signature and note.

To make sure your card(s) arrive on time:
  • Mother’s Day card orders are due April 26, 2021.
  • Father’s Day card orders are due June 4, 2021.
Program Spotlight: Columbus Cancer Clinic
Did you know that our Columbus Cancer Clinic offers a basic needs pantry? "Groceries-to-Go" provides food, personal hygiene items, and household supplies to clients who are fighting cancer, often serving whole families!

Over this past year, the demand for pantry support has skyrocketed due to pandemic need and isn't showing any signs of slowing down. Thanks to the help of dedicated volunteers and staff, cancer patients are getting the food and supplies that they need to stay strong and fight cancer. Over the past year, the panty has seen record-breaking numbers. Take a look below to see how the pantry and the Clinic are saving lives!

The Numbers:
  • 52% increase in pantry service since March 1, 2020
  • 100% of pantry goods are now delivered, in order to keep high-risk cancer clients with compromised immune systems safe.
  • Over 5,000 individuals served this past year, including many families with children.

The Clinic also provides thousands of cancer screenings each year, as well as home care support services such as transportation, emergency assistance, and more. Thanks to the many donors and volunteers who make this critical service possible. Because of you, we are able to accept all those in need without waiting lists!
Happy Volunteer Recognition Month!
April is National Volunteer Recognition Month and we are excited to celebrate the thousands of everyday heroes who help make our mission possible! This year's theme is "Building Unity in our Community" and we hope you will follow us on social media to be a part of our virtual award presentations later this month. You are sure to be inspired by the stories of our honorees!

To kick off the celebration this month, we want to spotlight one of our recent Adopt-a-Route partners.
Meet Resourcing Edge!
"Our community needs to be fed. That is essential." - DuChene (route coordinator)

Coming on board in January 2020, this team has faithfully delivered meals on the frontlines of the pandemic with a smile! The team shared that they look forward to serving their neighbors, and offered a word of encouragement for other companies who might be thinking about starting or resuming a route. "It is as enjoyable as it is rewarding! Don't worry about not knowing what to do. You get the help and information you need, and seeing someone smile makes it completely worth the time and effort."

Thank you, Resourcing Edge for your incredible service!
*Photo taken prior to COVID-19.*
Save the Date for our annual Day of Engagement!
Don't miss this year's Day of Engagement, where LifeCare Alliance supporters come together to commemorate our official incorporation in 1898. This year will feature both virtual and in-person opportunities, so you can join the celebration however you are most comfortable - including morning or afternoon volunteer shifts, an in-person lunch, and a virtual happy hour Agency update.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Look for more details to reach your mailbox soon, and be sure to mark your calendars for this special day and start thinking about how YOU want to engage!
Additional Updates
March for Meals Recap!

Thanks to all who joined this year's March for Meals campaign! Each year, local elected officials and community leaders see firsthand what it's like to deliver meals and serve our homebound neighbors. Check out more of this year's photos on social media!

Special thanks to:
  • Mayor Chris Amorose Groomes of Dublin
  • Logan County Commissioner Joe Antram
  • London Police Chief Glenn Nicol
  • Mayor Patrick Closser of London
  • Mayor Ike Stage of Grove City
  • Madison County Auditor Jennifer Hunter
  • Judges Stephanie Mingo, Gina Russo, and Jim O’Grady took a break from their dockets to help in our distribution kitchen.
  • Executives from Quantum health and the team from NetJets served in the distribution kitchen

Thanks for leading the way through service!
Ongoing Volunteer Needs - Get Started Today!
Current Volunteer Needs - Click Here to Sign Up!
  • Meals-on-Wheels Delivery: weekend and weekday routes available
  • Adopt-a-Route: Learn more here!
  • Grocery Delivery
  • Shop from home! Check out our Amazon Wish List.
  • Donate items to stock the Central Ohio Diabetes Association Supply Pantry - Click here for more information.

COVID-19 Safety Precautions:
  • Masks are required
  • No-contact delivery is in place
  • Social distancing is enforced

To learn more about our volunteer opportunities, please contact us at volunteer@lifecarealliance.org.
LifeCare Alliance In the News: Our Agency's work has been featured in the Columbus Dispatch, NBC 4, WSYX, 10-TV, and more!
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Rebecca Hurd
LifeCare Alliance
Thank you for Nourishing the Human Spirit!