Benevilla participated in the 6th-annual Give65 event, hosted by Home Instead Charities, to raise funds for it Home Services program.
The Home Services Program helps West Valley older adults and adults with disabilities stay in their homes for as long as possible by providing free volunteer assisted services such as grocery shopping, assisted transportation to medical appointments, phone pals and more.
Give65 is a 65-hour online fundraising event to help nonprofit organizations serving seniors raise funds online and increase awareness. This year, the event ran from July 13-15. Benevilla raised more than $9,490 which includes $500 in matching grants from Home Instead Charities.
“We are so thankful for everyone who donated during the Give65 event and for the support from Home Instead Charities. We are grateful to Home Instead’s local home health care service locations in Surprise owned by Julie and Brian Huebner and Sun City owned by Vicki and Scott Castleman for helping to make this all possible” said Sara Villanueva, Vice President of Donor Relations at Benevilla. “Through all of this amazing support we are able to fulfill our mission, helping older adults remain independent as long as possible and continue working towards enriching lives of our older population.”
Often, public funding for services and programs benefiting seniors is the first to fall victim to budget cuts. This has become even more evident during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Benevilla's community services and programs continue to increase in demand in relation to the expanding needs of the Northwest Valley senior population.