Almost twenty percent of area residents are seniors (60 or older), and this number will only increase in the future. Fair Grove was one of only a few towns in Greene County without a permanent building dedicated for use by seniors.
Senior Centers help enrich seniors’ lives through socializing activities, meals, health screenings, exercise programs, trips, etc.
Fair Grove Senior Center Inc. is a 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to serving area seniors. As a nonprofit corporation, any donation made to the center is tax deductible.
You can mail your donation by printing and mailing this Donor Form with your check. Thank you for your donation.
The building itself cost $864,000, a detention pond, parking lot and landscaping added another $220,000. Tack on architectural, administrative and engineering fees and you can see our financial needs were great.
The bids for construction exceeded our initial estimation and we were forced to take out a construction loan to finish the building, so now we are scrambling to raise money to pay off the balance of the loan.
Although SeniorAge picks up the bulk of expenses at the Senior Center, we still have to pay 20% of utility costs, building insurance, salad bar items, coffee, tea, lemonade, paper goods and so on. SeniorAge pays for the food, but they also collect all of the money paid at the door, While we do have a restrictive food enhancement grant that will cover some items, we will have to depend on fundraisers and donations to pay our portion of expenses.
Please consider the lives of senior family members, relatives, friends, and even yourself now or in the future when making this important decision.
Donors who contribute $250 or more will be displayed in a prominent location inside the building. All donors will be recorded in a memory book.
In lieu of cash you might consider donating land or stocks to avoid capital gains. Individuals without relatives could donate a portion of their estate including proceeds of an IRA.
Amazon Smile is another way of giving. Click Here for instructions on using Amazon Smile. Amazon will give Fair Grove Senior Center .5% of eligible purchases. There is no cost to donors.