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SOS (SAVE OUR SENIORS)

Make a difference in the life of a senior suffering from isolation,dementia &loss of purpose because daytime care is unaffordable. Until NOW

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Project Description

The purpose and vision of La Bella Legacy is to keep members active during the day while not having to move to an Assisted Living Community or pay hefty private home care costs. As a country club atmosphere, La Bella reaches to offer an array of amenities and daily recreational programs that fit the passions of all members. Whether a social extrovert who engages in every activity to a modest introvert who prefers a smaller intimate engagement, there is always something for everyone to enjoy. 
 

The senior population is the fastest growing and the most underserved with least resources.  The current baby boomer generation has little funds for care and for socialization to help keep them active physically, cognitively and socially.  They are often just surviving and not thriving. Affordability for quality care in the state of Florida for seniors who are not wealthy but not medicaid Eligible just doesn’t exist or At least it didn’t in The greater Tampa area Until La Bella Legacy opened.  
 

In a promise to the community on our grand opening, we committed to give back to the community and created the “Legacy of Love” Grant that would be utilized to help families that couldn’t quite afford services for their often Alzheimer’s inflicted parents or spouses, be given the opportunity to have money granted to them from the reserves of the owners and the donation of the late sibling of owner, Janice.  Since September 17, 2018 La Bella Legacy used $50,000 in the grant funds to help local families.  Unfortunately the recent Covid-19 pandemic has forced La Bella Legacy to stop supplying these much needed community resources to families in need and use the Reserve funds to keep the business operational and pay all staff to ensure continuity for our vulnerable members.  

La Bella Legacy is a 5 star reviewed Senior Social Club all over social media including Facebook, Google Business, Yelp and is also an A+ accredited BBB organization.  We are a diverse family team that also employees a female led wellness director division, member associates with disabilities to help them learn customer service skills and multigenerational engagement and also volunteers that range in age from 9 to 79! 

All funds raised from donations will go back to replenish the Legacy or Love Grant fund and help La Bella Legacy begin to give back to the community again and help service seniors in need and families in need.  A devestating disease and cruel aging limitations has affected the quality of life of many members of La Bella Legacy and you can help ensure that we are able to remain servicing this population and giving back to the vulnerable seniors who need us most! 
 

Your donation, big or small, will not go un-noticed and will CHANGE the lives of many elderly just as La Bella has CHANGED THE LANDSCAPE OF SENIOR DAYTIME CARE SERVICES! Thank you in advance for every single dime you can assist with! Together we can help ‘SENIORS THRIVE INSTEAD OF JUST SURVIVE’

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What opportunities are there for you in donating? 

$ 25.00: SHOUT OUT FOR SENIORS RECOGNITION! La bella will acknowledge you’re contributions to restart the LEGACY OF LOVE grant fund  with a Social Media Shout out to your organization or personal profile on all our social media outlets! 

$100.00: THANK YOU’S CAN BE PERSONAL   Our members will create personalized and crafted thank you cards and write personal notes to each person who donated to help save our Grant Reserves in order to give back to our local community. 

$500: SALUTE TO OUR SAVIORS!! 
a personalized video to music showing you all the members and seniors you have helped and lives yoFu have changed by your generosity and kindness, plus the notes and web shout outs from the other categories!  

 
WHAT IS THE LEGACY OF LOVE GRANT THAT IS BEING FUNDED ALL ABOUT?

In December of 2018, the La Bella Legacy family and the Owner of La Bella Legacy suddenly lost a loved one to a unthinkable traffic accident. John Valentine, brother of owner Janice, and his fiancé we killed in a motorcycle crash due to the negligence of another driver who failed to stop at a stop sign.  This was only 3 months after La Bella opened its doors and it rocked the foundation of the start up of what was to be the most impactful new resource for seniors and caregivers in the local community.   A few month prior, an anonymous donation was made to La Bella in the amount of $25,000 by a secret angel to add to the LEGACY OF LOVE GRANT, which was created by the owners as a source of reserve personal funding set aside to help seniors who fell between the cracks of being able to afford attending La Bella Legacy and being eligible for Medicaid services.  There was no option in between.  The grant fund was used to allocate specific amounts of money to discount memberships for these needy seniors who desired so much to be a part of the La Bella family.  In addition to giving away 2 Life Time FREE memberships to seniors in need in the first 2 months of opening, the remaining funds plus the anonymous donation were used to help discount future membership fees to make it extremely affordable for the senior or family to afford full time day care while the loved one worked or got much needed respite from caregiving. This money helped close to 17 members be able to attend the program.  In June of 2019, Janice (the sister and executor of John’s estate) found out by default that he was the secret anonymous donator and secret grant angel as he was so proud of his baby sister for creating a groundbreaking program that helped the aging population and putting her passion and life’s work into a club that help give purpose and happiness to so many.  It was at that point that the grant became known as the “JOHN VALENTINE LEGACY OF LOVE GRANT” in honor of our secret angel.  Unfortunately due to the recent pandemic, memberships have decreased, seniors have feared attending and in turn declined to the point of not being able to return and the club is in need of replenishing this Grant Fund to help regain traction for seniors who need affordable daytime care options.  John can’t be the angel he was on earth anymore so we are looking to find other angels who can help change the life of a lonely seniors or stressed family.  

 


 

 

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25.00 USD
Shout out for Seniors Recognition

$ 25.00: SHOUT OUT FOR SENIORS RECOGNITION! La bella will acknowledge you’re contributions to restart the LEGACY OF LOVE grant fund  with a Social Media Shout out to your organization or personal profile on all our social media outlets! 

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Thank YOU’s are personal

$100.00: THANK YOU’S CAN BE PERSONAL

Our members will create personalized and crafted thank you cards and write personal notes to each person who donated to help save our Grant Reserves in order to give back to our local community. 

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500.00 USD
Salute to our Saviors

$500: SALUTE TO OUR SAVIORS!! 
a personalized video to music showing you all the members and seniors you have helped and lives yoU have changed by your generosity and kindness, plus the notes and web shout outs from the other categories!  

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Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

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25.00 USD
Shout out for Seniors Recognition

$ 25.00: SHOUT OUT FOR SENIORS RECOGNITION! La bella will acknowledge you’re contributions to restart the LEGACY OF LOVE grant fund  with a Social Media Shout out to your organization or personal profile on all our social media outlets! 

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100.00 USD
Thank YOU’s are personal

$100.00: THANK YOU’S CAN BE PERSONAL

Our members will create personalized and crafted thank you cards and write personal notes to each person who donated to help save our Grant Reserves in order to give back to our local community. 

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500.00 USD
Salute to our Saviors

$500: SALUTE TO OUR SAVIORS!! 
a personalized video to music showing you all the members and seniors you have helped and lives yoU have changed by your generosity and kindness, plus the notes and web shout outs from the other categories!  

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