Giving

Thank you for your act of kindness

We appreciate your support, and there are a number of ways you can help. 

Making a gift is easy. Use the Donate button, or mail your gift to Steere House, 100 Borden Street, Providence, RI 02903. These methods require a personal check or a credit card – we accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and AMEX. We also accept Venmo @SteereHouseFoundation.

Does your employer have a Matching Gifts Program?
Your gift will have an even greater impact. If your employer has such a program, please obtain a form from your employer, complete and sign it, then send it to us with your gift. We will notify you when the match is received.

Steere House is a non-profit organization, and all contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent provided by law.

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Ways To Help

There are a number of ways you can help. See our Ways to Help menu for a variety of options, and your gift may be designated to a specific area of your choice. We also welcome the opportunity to discuss which option works best for you or to answer any questions you may have.

Jill Fallon of our Development Office is available to you @ 508.954.3383.

Annual Giving

We invite you to join our Circle of Friends, named to honor and recognize those who generously contribute to the Annual Fund.

We invite you to join our Circle of Friends, named to honor and recognize those who generously contribute to the Annual Fund.

Annually we identify a cause worth funding to improve the quality of life provided at Steere House, to provide greater enjoyment of each passing day, and to touch as many members of our Home as possible. Our work doesn’t stop there, but it’s a great place to start. Won’t you help make our vision a reality? Please make a gift today.

❏ Henry J. Steere Circle
($2,500 and up)
❏ President’s Circle
($1,000 – $2,499)
❏ Founder’s Circle
($500 – $999)
❏ Pacesetter’s Circle
($250 – $499)
❏ Partner’s Circle
($100 – $249)
❏ Associate’s Circle
(below $100)

Annual Fund gifts and pledges are paid in full within the calendar year, enabling Steere House to meet current operating needs.

As a member of one of our Circles, you will be recognized in Steere House Annual Honor Roll of Donors, receive publications of Steere House, as well as invitations to attend our events. Our Development Office is also available to answer any questions you may have throughout the year by calling Jill Fallon @ 508.954.3383.

Remembrance

These gifts thoughtfully express your love and respect for someone special and are a wonderful way to say thank you for the care a loved one has received at Steere House.

Tribute Gifts:

Tribute gifts are a popular way to recognize staff members for the special care they’ve given to a loved one or to commemorate a special occasion, such as a birthday or anniversary.

Remembrance gifts:

Remembrance gifts also offer bereaved families the opportunity to invite others to make a contribution, The following wording is suggested for inclusion in obituary notices: “In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Steere House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 100 Borden Street, Providence, RI 02903.”

Planned Giving

Members of The DiPersio Society have named Steere House in their estate plan through a planned gift.

Colonel Edward R. DiPersio, a long time Steere House Board Member and Officer of Steere House, gave much of himself to the facility. In his honor, The DiPersio Society was established. Members of The DiPersio Society have named Steere House in their estate plan. 

These gifts include bequests, charitable trusts, annuities, or life insurance. By investing in Steere House with a planned gift, you can receive benefits today and know that you are providing a critical source of support that will greatly impact the future success of our mission for years to come.

Our Development Office is also available to answer any questions by calling Jill Fallon @ 508.954.3383.

Endowment Gifts

A contribution to the endowment is a permanent investment in the future of Steere House.

With the security of a strong financial base, we will be in the best possible position to respond to the needs of Canton and the surrounding communities’ growing elderly population.

Gifts may be made to the endowment in many ways:

Bequests
Friends may name Steere House as a beneficiary through a provision in their wills. All or some portion of an estate may be given, according to the wishes of the donor. The bequest may also be worded so that Steere House receives a gift after other provisions of the will have been satisfied. Estate planning experts suggest that wills should be reviewed every three years, or whenever major events occur in your life such as births, deaths, significant changes in wealth, etc. If you do not have a will, your estate will be distributed in accordance with the laws of the state in which you reside. With a will, those decisions are yours.

Life Insurance

You may change or name the beneficiary on an existing policy to Steere House.

Retirement Plans
Charitable gift opportunities exist through IRA, 401K and other retirement vehicles. The tax advantages can be comparable to those available from a bequest.

Appreciated Securities
By donating stock directly to The Hellenic, you benefit from a tax deduction for the current value and avoid capital gains taxes.

Employee Development Team

The Steere House Employee Development Team (EDT) is a group of employees who organized fundraising activities to support those programs or initiatives that help to improve the quality of residents’ daily lives.

The Team is active in developing in-house fundraising efforts, such as bake sales, gift basket raffles and other efforts to raise money to support specific resident needs. The Team is also responsible for such community efforts as the Steere House Walk. Each year, the group also organizes the Gifts from The Heart Employee Annual Fund, when employees can designate paycheck contributions for specified Steere House projects.

Through their efforts, they have raised more than $100,000 in the last nine years, making an undeniable impact. With these funds, they have purchased an innovative Music & Memory program, twenty-two electric beds valued at $30,000, a pergola and electric doors for residents’ enjoyment of our outdoor courtyards: spiritual, arts and entertainment programs and so much more.

Four officers serve as the Team’s leadership and all employees are invited to participate by contributing manpower and donations – all to make EDT efforts successful.

Special Funds

Make a donation to our Activities or one of our restricted endowment funds to ensure their continued success.

Steere House offers many ways to support the programs and services which directly benefit our employees and those we serve. Be sure to use the special instruction box upon checkout to specify which fund you would like your gift to support. Steere House is a non-profit, 501(c) (3) charitable organization. 

Activities Fund

Gifts to the Activities Fund provide opportunities for residents and patients to take part in activities and enjoy entertainment that would not be possible without special funding.

Education Fund

The Education Fund was established to encourage staff to further their education.  It helps to cover tuition costs not covered in the Steere House tuition reimbursement policy.

Alton’s Place Memorial Garden Fund

Initially established in memory of Edward Alton Leeming by his family, the Alton’s Place Garden Fund is now an endowed fund and will ensure that this lovely, secure and safe garden will always be available for residents. 

George O. and Kathryn G. Steere Chaplaincy Fund

During Kay Steere’s tenure on the Board of Directors, she worked diligently to bring about a permanent chaplaincy program.  Upon her retirement, George and Kay established the Chaplaincy Fund.

Restricted Endowment Funds

Restricted endowments have been established for a specific program or area by donors who wish to establish a fund in perpetuity.  Interest from these funds is used for the purposes specified, and the principal remains untouched.  We welcome additional contributions to these existing funds, as well as the establishment of new funds that reflect the special interests of donors and the needs of Steere House. 

Pearl Kameny Memorial Lectureship

Pearl Kameny was a long-term resident at Steere House.  When she celebrated her 100th birthday, her daughter, Joan Gelch, and Dr. Melvyn Gelch established the Pearl Kameny Lectureship in Geriatric Medicine.  The aging population requires well-trained clinicians and the Kameny Lectureship provides an educational program that contributes to that goal.  The Lectureship is held every year for medical staff and clinicians at Lifespan hospitals, Steere House staff, students, residents and fellows of Brown University School of Medicine; and Carelink members.

Gifts In Kind

In-kind donations are extremely beneficial to our events and programs because they subsidize many of our costs, which allow more of the funds raised to benefit programs at Steere House directly.

Gifts-in-kind include gifts of services, supplies, equipment, books, artwork, etc. that are of value to Steere House, helping to make our programs even more successful. 

A few examples include:

  • Computers or medical equipment, televisions or DVD/CD players, office supplies and software – all which can immediately impact Steere House operations and the lives of our residents and patients
  • Raffle prizes or food for various events, such as the Steere House Walk or Annual Autumn’s Promise Dinner & Auction.
  • Printing services for a variety of donor and family communications efforts…and mor

 The Development Office is available to answer any questions you may have by calling 401.454.7970 

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Signing up for Amazon Smile is easy! Here’s how to sign up for AmazonSmile:

  1. Visit smile.amazon.com and sign in with your Amazon.com credentials
  2. Select your charity (Steere House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center)
  3. Start shopping!
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Volunteer

Volunteering at Steere House promises to be a rewarding and enriching experience. As a volunteer, you can bring even more of that special human touch that is such an important part of the care of our residents.

Volunteering at Steere House promises to be a rewarding and enriching experience. As a supplemental resource for our residents, their families and staff, volunteers became part of the fabric of Steere House and that uplifting spirit that has become part of our legacy.

Many opportunities for volunteers are available, including opportunities to volunteer at one of our events. Whatever your interest, we will strive to accommodate you. Please contact Gina Williamson at 401.454.7970 for more information.

Volunteer Corporate, Event and Program Sponsorships

As a Steere House Corporate Sponsor, you can make a difference. Supporting Steere House events and programs are a way to impact the quality of ife for Steere House residents. Families, employees and the greater community will recognize your efforts and your employee will be proud of helping such a worthwhile organization, and for working for a company that cares

We invite corporations to support the Steere House mission.

Steere House Annual fundraiser Sponsor
Our Annual Dinner & Auction is an evening spent celebrating the lives well lived and served by the entire Steere House community. The night, complete with wonderful food, a terrific selection of raffle and auction items always promises to be a festive one – all to support Steere House.
Corporate sponsor participation is an important part of the evening’s success. Contact us for more info.

Sponsorship is More than Good Business
Developing relationships with corporate sponsors is an important strategy that helps Steere House fulfill the promise made so many years ago to provide high quality healthcare in a clean, secure living environment while inspiring and encouraging those within our care to enjoy the fullest quality of life possible. Support for our mission is an important way to make a positive impact in the lives of our residents and their families, as well as raise the much-needed funds to continue our process of cultural change. At Steere House, this is a process that is vital to cultivating a more resident-centered place to live and a more rewarding and supportive place for employees to work. Offering outstanding employee programs that promote longevity and build team skill sets are initiatives which in turn support a stable and consistent level of care giving to our residents.
Our corporate sponsors are proud to support Steere House and they are excited to see how their support makes a real difference.

Conduct a Cause-Marketing Program
Connect with your customers on a health issue that touches their family and friends by supporting Steere House with a cause-marketing campaign. By joining Steere House with the marketing of your products or services, you can strengthen customer loyalty and help raise funds for a worthwhile organization.

Add Steere House to Your Employee Giving Campaign
Give your employees the opportunity to support the Steere House and the elderly population of Rhode Island by donating to Steere House through payroll deduction by contacting our Development Office.

These are just a few of the ways your company can get involved. For more information on how your company can support Steere House, call our Development Office 401.454.7970.

Interested in Becoming a Sponsor?

Supporting Steere House events and programs is another way to impact the quality of life for Steere House residents. Families, employees, and the greater community will recognize your efforts and your employees will feel good about helping such a worthwhile organization, and for working for a company that cares.
Find out more

As a member of one of our Circles, you will be recognized in Steere House Annual Honor Roll of Donors, receive publications of Steere House, as well as invitations to attend our events. Our Development Office is also available to answer any questions you may have throughout the year by calling Jill Fallon @ 508.954.3383.