The Big Give is back!
Please visit biggivesa.org to go directly to our page. Gifts of all sizes are so helpful.
Social media is a big component of Big Give. Please follow ABODE on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and share our favorite stories with your own followers – stories like one of our favorite Guests, BJ.
Diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer, BJ came to us when she simply couldn’t live alone any longer. At 74, she was a successful entrepreneur and was used to being fiercely independent. While she was grateful for ABODE, opening up and trusting folks did not come easy.
It took awhile, but our staff, volunteers, her hospice team and, of course, our furbaby Milo, finally won her heart as we gave her the love, care, respect and the sense of safety that she needed.
During her time with us, BJ asked each of us to sign the legs of her red stool. On the top she wrote: “Four strong legs are needed for a firm foundation. Thank you, Earth Angels, for holding me up.”
We were honored to be part of BJ’s team of Earth Angels. We think of her often.
This is the magic of ABODE, where we care for those in the last three months, weeks and even days of life who need a place to live or someone to care for them. Our services are more critical than ever as COVID-19 isolates us so much, leaving those at the end of life more alone than ever.
Though we work with most hospices in San Antonio, ABODE is not a hospice. Nor are we a nursing facility, assisted living or care center. We are a home, and our small staff serves as extended family providing contemplative care for those who need us most.
The cost of care is $275 a day per Guest. Yet we do not charge our Guests for our services. We depend on the generosity of our community to help us provide the love, care and dignity that all of us deserve in our final days.
Gifts of all sizes are so helpful, and if you give $100 or more, you’ll receive our ABODE Fiesta Medal, which is sure to be a collector’s item (while supplies last)! We so appreciate your support during this difficult time.
This is one of many beautiful stories that make ABODE such a heart-warming experience for all of us. Your donations make all the difference:
- $25 Provides cloth bed pads for our Guests’ comfort
- $100 Keeps our home and grounds beautiful for Guests and families to enjoy
- $275 Covers 24 hours of care from staff and volunteers
- $500 Supports memorial services for Guests, many of whom are veterans
- $1,000 Contributes to meals, supplies, training and other aspects of our care
- $2,500 Supports a Guest for nine days, the average length of stay at ABODE
Thank you in advance for helping us with another successful Big Give campaign.
Interested in creating your own Big Give page on our behalf? Please send us an email and we’ll help you get started.