January 2021
Kick off the New Year by Making a Difference!
2021 may be the most welcomed New Year in our lifetimes, after the incredible challenges that last year delivered. Like you, we are excited to kick off the year with a fresh start, and yet we know that the increased need and heightened precautions of 2020 are still with us. If you are eager to launch your year doing good, take a look at these ways to get involved and Nourish the Human Spirit with us!
We are excited to announce that a generous donor has stepped up to match COVID-19 relief donations to meet the increased need! All new or increased annual donations, across any program area, will be matched up to $200,000 in 2021! Help us reach our goal by donating online here or sending your first or increased gift today.

Questions about your gift's eligibility? Contact Carrie Burson, Director of Development, at 614-437-2848 or cburson@lifecarealliance.org.
Additional ways to support in 2021:
  • Volunteer! Did you know that we need volunteers 365 days every year? You can help out one day or many days - every little bit helps and you can volunteer individually or as a group (pandemic precautions are enforced). To learn more or get started, contact volunteer@lifecarealliance.org or call 614-444-MEAL.
  • Donate Supplies! In any given year, LifeCare Alliance collects and distributes thousands of items to clients in need. From canned food to household and cleaning supplies, to fans, durable medical equipment, diabetes supplies*, and holiday gifts, we take most items. Call us if you would like to support our mission with product! For more information, contact us here!
  • Become a monthly donor! You can contribute to LifeCare Alliance's programs that help thousands in central Ohio by setting up a recurring monthly donation. Start your monthly giving here. Even $10/month adds up to $120/year, paying for in-home services for a homebound older adult for 1 month, groceries for 1 month for one of our families battling cancer, or one mammogram screening. For more information, please contact Carrie Burson, Director of Development, at 614-437-2848. (**Eligible for match!)
  • Become a Spirit Society Member! The Spirit Society recognizes donors who provide critical support of $1,000 or more to the Annual Operating Fund, across any program area. For more information on how you can become a Spirit Society member, please contact Rebecca Hurd, Vice President of Advancement, at 614-437-2867. (**Eligible for match!)
  • Sponsor an event! Sponsor any of LifeCare Alliance's events throughout the year and help us meet fundraising goals that support and sustain our programs. For more information, please contact Danielle Visconti, Development Coordinator, at 614-437-2947.
  • Plan your legacy and help secure the future of LifeCare Alliance! Many supporters have established a planned gift to the Legacy Endowment Campaign that will impact generations to come, while realizing substantial tax benefits. By leaving LifeCare Alliance in your will or estate plan, your support can continue for decades to come. If you would like to discuss gift planning, or notify us of existing arrangements in your will or estate plan, please contact Rebecca Hurd, Vice President of Advancement, at 614-437-2867.

*Click here to learn more about what diabetes supplies we are able to take.
** New or increased donations are eligible to be matched.
Meals-on-Wheels tops all-time record in 2020!
In 2020, LifeCare Alliance's Meals-on-Wheels program delivered an all-time record of more than 1.6 million meals!

Now more than ever, Meals-on-Wheels is a lifeline for thousands of homebound seniors and neighbors with medical challenges or disabilities throughout central Ohio. Because of your support, thousands of clients receive a nutritious daily meal, a visit from a friendly volunteer or driver, and even holiday gifts and supplies. With your support, the Agency has been able to meet the tremendous, increased need during COVID-19. Since March, we have seen increases of 65% for Meals-on-Wheels.

Please enjoy these words of thanks that arrived from some grateful clients during the holidays!
Celebrating 15 Years of Volunteer Service!
Meet Kevin and Eileen Lepionka, who are celebrating 15 years as volunteers with LifeCare Alliance! Kevin and Eileen began delivering Meals-on-Wheels on Thanksgiving Day in 2005. The Lepionkas have since delivered meals all across central Ohio. In addition, Eileen has coordinated two weekly routes, trained volunteers, and delivered produce boxes during the holiday season.
Throughout their years of service, the Lepionkas have many great memories with their Meals-on-Wheels clients, but one in particular makes them smile. One client, who had lost his ability to see would often request that they make him a pot of coffee. Kevin and EIileen enjoyed these opportunities to talk and spend time with him while the coffee brewed.

The Lepionkas start each Meals-on-Wheels route by getting in their car and saying, "Let's go feed some hungry folks!" They know that clients are counting on them and it feels great that they have the opportunity to exceed their expectations. Join us in thanking Kevin and Eileen for 15 wonderful years!
Current Volunteer Needs - Click Here to Sign Up!
  • Meals-on-Wheels Delivery: weekend and weekday routes available
  • Grocery Delivery
  • Shop from home! Check out our Amazon Wish List for multiple programs.

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.
Welcome, New Donors and Volunteers!
Did you come on board as a new supporter or volunteer during during COVID-19? If so, we would love to meet you and thank you! Together, we answered the community's call to meet the increased needs of thousands of central Ohio neighbors, saving lives and delivering hope. To celebrate your generosity and service, please join us for a Virtual Meet & Greet in the New Year!

Virtual Meet & Greet
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Live on Zoom
Grab your favorite cocktail or mocktail and join us for a special welcome to LifeCare Alliance. You will have an opportunity to meet some of your fellow heroes, hear a special message from President and CEO, Chuck Gehring, and meet several of our staff. We hope to see you there!

LifeCare Alliance In the News: Our Agency's work has been featured in the Columbus Dispatch, NBC 4, WSYX, 10-TV, and more!

COVID-19 Preparedness Plan: Visit our website and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, to stay updated on the Agency's response to COVID-19.

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Rebecca Hurd
LifeCare Alliance
Thank you for Nourishing the Human Spirit!