Ways to Give

Aldersbridge Communities is a local nonprofit, nondenominational, and inclusive provider of long-term care, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, assisted living and independent living services for seniors. We operate Linn Health & Rehabilitation and Winslow Gardens (both in East Providence); Arbor Hill (Providence); and St. Germain Assisted Living (Woonsocket).

Originally established as United Methodist Elder Care in 1971, Aldersbridge Communities relies on the generosity of donors, sponsors, grants and other funding sources to provide high quality, low cost housing and healthcare for older adults, many of whom are of modest means. Our mission is to provide a safe place for our residents to live in comfort, dignity and with purpose.

In addition to the capital needs to maintain our four locations, throughout Rhode Island, funding is needed to support programs that enrich our residents’ lives. These programs include activities, special outings, art, music, drama, and entertainment. In addition, residents can apply to have their lifelong dream fulfilled through ElderVentures, a unique wish granting program of Aldersbridge Communities. All wishes are funded through donations.

Aldersbridge Communities is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

The new Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, passed by Congress recently, offers 3 charitable giving deduction opportunities for donors:

1. Universal Charitable Donation: Whether you itemize or not, this provides for a deduction of up to $300 in cash. If you make a donation to Aldersbridge Communities in the year 2020 or after, you will not have to pay taxes on it. Gifts made are eligible for above-the-line-deduction on your tax return, in addition to the standard deduction.

2. Cash Contribution Caps Lifted: Donors who itemize can give more as a percentage of their adjusted gross income and still benefit from a tax deduction. The percentage limitations for cash gifts are relaxed/suspended, so 100% of your AGI can be deducted for 2020.

3. RMDs Suspended: Required minimum distributions (RMDs) from qualified retirement plans, including IRAs, are suspended. There will no longer be a $100,000 limit on the amount allowed to transfer to charity from your IRA. You can sell assets (above the amount of RMD) and distribute/donate to a charity like ours in cash – and realize an offsetting income tax deduction for the full amount.

Please show you CARE by making your cash gift to Aldersbridge Communities today. 

Give by Mail

Make your check out to Aldersbridge Communities and mail it to us at:

Aldersbridge Communities
Office of Development
40 Irving Avenue
East Providence, RI  02914

Online Giving

Our secure and encrypted website is prepared to accept VISA, Mastercard, AMEX, or Discover.

a. One-Time Online Donation:
You may want to select a specific designation for your gift or select “greatest need” and we will allocate your gift accordingly.

b. Monthly Circle of Friends:
Monthly gifts via automatic credit card deduction provide an ongoing base of support we can count on. When you join our Circle of Friends, you’ll receive special benefits such as invitations to exclusive events. Memorial and Tribute Gifts may also be made to recognize an individual or a special occasion.

Circle of Friends

Make a gift each month via automatic credit card donations to provide a reliable source of funding for Aldersbridge Communities. When you join our Circle of Friends, you receive special benefits, such as invitations to exclusive events, but most importantly you receive the knowledge that you are providing an ongoing base of support we can count on!

To join the Circle of Friends, click on the ONLINE GIVING button above.

Please fill in the donation and designation fields first. Then click on the Circle of Friends option as the Type of Gift, then fill in the frequency and starting date. Circle of Friends recurring gifts are scheduled to be processed the third week of every month.

Honor or Memorial Giving

Gifts may be made to recognize an individual or a special occasion. We will send that person or their family a notice that you have made a gift in their honor or memory (no amounts are shown).

For Honor or Memorial Giving, click on the ONLINE GIVING button above.

Please fill in the donation and designation fields first. Then scroll down to the bottom of the page and fill in the first and last name of the person you would like to make a donation in honor or in memory of. Check the “Mail a letter on my behalf” box if you would like the honoree or the memorialized person’s friend/family member to be notified of your donation.

Matching Gifts

Matching gifts are an easy way to double your donations and raise funds for Aldersbridge Communities. Check with your employer’s Human Resources department for their matching gift form to fill out and send to us at:

Aldersbridge Communities
Office of Development
40 Irving Avenue
East Providence, RI  02914

Planned Gifts

Create a legacy by planning a future gift to Aldersbridge Communities. You will automatically become a member of our Morrill Martin Society (named for one our founders) which recognizes people who support us via estate plans and/or donating major gifts directed
to our endowment fund. The types of qualified financial instruments include retirement accounts, bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, life insurance policies, or an outright gift of $1,000 or more directed to the endowment fund. A wisely planned legacy can play a valuable role in strengthening your long-term financial plans. Contact our Director of Development for a consultation about planned gifts and the Morrill Martin Society.

Corporate and Foundation Giving and Sponsorships

Support from corporations and foundations help advance our mission. We have many capital projects and annual events in need of funding and sponsorship. Lend your name to ours and feel good about supporting a local nonprofit organization focused on providing older adults a safe place to live in comfort, dignity and with purpose. Please contact our Director of Development to discuss these opportunities.

Annual Appeal

Our residents are not immune to the epidemic of loneliness, we need your help.

ElderVentures is a program designed to make our residents dreams come true. Your donation will help grant wishes to our residents. No one is ever too old to dream. To learn more about ElderVentures, contact the Director of Development.

Visit ElderVentures

Aldersbridge Communities understands and appreciates the healing power that pets can bring to an older adult in our care. To learn more about our pet companionship program, contact the Director of Development.

Visit our Healing Power of Pets page

Volunteer Opportunities / Gifts of Your Time

We have numerous volunteer opportunities and invite you to enroll as a volunteer today. Perhaps you have a particular gift of your time, talent or interest to share? It’s a rewarding way to give back to Aldersbridge Communities for the care your loved one has received at one of our locations or otherwise, or to simply enrich the lives of our residents in ways that often cannot be measured. Please contact the Director of Development for more information.

Driving for Dreams: Donate Your Car To Charity

Donate a vehicle to Aldersbridge Communities and help us provide high quality, low cost housing and healthcare for older adults of modest means. With the support of generous contributors like you, we can can enrich the lives of our residents with activities, outings, entertainment, art and music programs, and more – including a unique wish-granting program structured to fulfill the lifelong dreams of our residents. Your gift can qualify as a tax deduction, while at the same time “adding life to years” of our senior population who deserve to live the best life possible. It’s simple and it’s at no cost to you.

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