March 2019
LifeCare Alliance Needs Your Help!
For years, we have shared two important concepts with you:

  • LifeCare Alliance takes all those in need who qualify without a waiting list.
  • This is possible because of our Success Model: volunteerism, fundraising, social enterprise, merger partnerships, and building an endowment. 

As traditional funding sources continue to erode, this is how we continue to bridge the gap. 2019 brings a fresh reminder of this challenge, as we have learned of a significant and unexpected funding cut this year. 

Your support continues to make the difference between saying “yes” to those in need or putting people on a waiting list for basic needs like food, health care, cancer screenings, HIV/AIDS nutrition counseling, and more. Thank you for Nourishing the Human Spirit with us!
Chuck Gehring
President and CEO
Why Our $5M Matching Endowment Campaign Matters...
 As traditional funding sources continue to erode, a fully funded endowment is critical to securing the future of LifeCare Alliance. Take a look at the graphics below to see how funding has changed in recent years, and please consider how you might join the campaign.

Thanks to a generous anonymous donor, your endowment gift can be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $5 million!
To learn more, or to discuss matching gift opportunities, please contact:

Rebecca Hurd
Director of Advancement
Do you have loved ones whose lives have been touched by LifeCare Alliance? Planning a gift in their memory can be a meaningful way to honor their lives. We would welcome the opportunity to meet with you to help honor their legacy.
Recognizing our Outstanding Volunteers!
Mark your calendars for LifeCare Alliance's 2018 Volunteer Recognition events!

Each year, we take the time to thank our outstanding volunteers who embody our motto of Nourishing the Human Spirit . Below is information on the locations, dates, and times of recognition events throughout our service areas. Please join us!
LifeCare Alliance Recognition
Monday, April 29, 2019
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
L.A. Catering Event Center
670 Harmon Ave.
Columbus, OH 43223

Dining Center Recognition
Wednesday, April 3, 2019         
11:00 – 1:00 p.m
L.A. Catering Event Center
670 Harmon Ave.
Columbus, OH 43223

Columbus Cancer Clinic
Monday, April 8, 2019
11:00 - 1:00 p.m.
L.A. Catering Event Center
670 Harmon Ave.
Columbus, OH 43223

Central Ohio
Diabetes Association
Thursday, May 16, 2019
11:00 - 1:00 p.m.
L.A. Catering Event Center
670 Harmon Ave.
Columbus, OH 43223
Marion County Recognition
Thursday, April 11, 2019       
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Marion Senior Center
2375 Harding Hwy E.
Marion, OH 43302

Logan County Recognition
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Hilliker YMCA
300 Sloan Blvd.
Bellefontaine, OH 43311

Champaign County Recognition
Thursday, April 18, 2019
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Champaign County Library
1060 Scioto St.
Urbana, OH 43078

Madison County Recognition
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
St. Patrick's Church
61 S. Union St.
London, OH 43140
Program Spotlight: Meals-on-Wheels
“I get Meals-on-Wheels because I can’t be
on my feet too long to fix things myself. ...
I don't know what I'd do without it
and I appreciate it so much."

Leona is 94 years old and receives Meals-on-Wheels through LifeCare Alliance. She requires oxygen and finds it difficult to get out of her home to purchase basic necessities like food. In addition to a hot meal, those who deliver also provide a daily wellness check for each client. Click the photo above to watch a video about Leona.
Volunteers are needed to cover Meals-on-Wheels routes for Good Friday and Easter Sunday!

To find out more about volunteer opportunities,
 e-mail or call 614-444-6325.
Great Catering for a Great Cause! 

All profits from L.A. Catering are invested back into our community through LifeCare Alliance programs and services. This means that birthday parties, boxed lunches, cookouts, graduations, holiday parties, reunions, and weddings catered by L.A. Catering help your community!

Are you interested in booking L.A. Catering for your next event?
Join us for the Spring Taste of L.A.
to sample some of our delicious offerings.
2019 Spring Taste of L.A.
Thursday, March 28, 2019
11:00 - 1:00 p.m.
L.A. Catering Event Center
670 Harmon Ave.
Columbus, OH 43223
R.S.V.P at 614-358-LALA

L.A. Catering will also be providing the food for the BIA Parade of Homes again this year, and you are invited to purchase tickets to the preview party to see the beautiful houses and taste the delicious food!

You can see more event and food pictures by visiting the L.A. Catering Facebook page .
CCL Service Day

The Columbus Catholic League, which includes St. Charles, St. Francis DeSales, Bishop Watterson, Bishop Ready, and Bishop Hartley, came together this Presidents Day to volunteer! Over 175 students volunteered at our meal distribution center and delivered Meals-on-Wheels. We are grateful for their service!
Client Referral Program

Do you know of a loved one who would benefit from LifeCare Alliance's services? Our team of Central Ohio Resource Experts can help! The process of seeking support for elderly and homebound individuals can be complicated. But with 120 years of experience, LifeCare Alliance provides a reliable and trustworthy solution.
Register for Camp

Do you know a child living with diabetes? Each summer, for over 50 years, CODA offers diabetes camps to children of all ages to learn to live a healthy life with their diagnosis. CODA’s summer youth camps allow children and families to connect with a community of support, part of a lifelong path to living well while navigating the challenges of diabetes. Visit the registration page to find out more!
Online Scheduler
Now Available

LifeCare Alliance is pleased to offer a new way for current Meals-on-Wheels volunteers to identify weekday and weekend routes that are in need of a substitute driver through our Help Wanted page. For more information, you may contact the Meals-on-Wheels Driver Supervisors at 614-437-2891.
Follow us on Social Media
To see more pictures, events, and news stories from LifeCare Alliance, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
Rebecca Hurd
LifeCare Alliance
Thank you for Nourishing the Human Spirit !