Volume LVIIAugust 2010Number 3

Masonic Villages' 2010 Wish List Items



Since the last published wish list, many generous individuals, lodges and chapters have donated funds to: replace resident bed spreads and purchase a new piano dolly at Masonic Village at Lafayette Hill; renovate the Activity Room and Assembly Room at Masonic Village at Sewickley; purchase APM2 mattresses, a full lift and a sit and stand lift for residents in the Masonic Health Care Center at the Masonic Village at Elizabethtown; and replace mattresses, provide music lessons and purchase instruments for the children at the Masonic Children's Home.

A lay minister, Bro. Charles Yingling, Woodbury Lodge No. 539, Roaring Spring, and his wife, Mona, were inspired to donate funds for the purchase of two advent banners, Christmas banners, Christ candles and candle sets to help the residents of the Masonic Village at Sewickley celebrate the holidays in a meaningful way. "It has always been our nature to donate," Bro. Yingling said. "A lot of charities are hard pressed for funds and money is getting tighter for everyone. The Masonic Charities are one of several on our list of charities we support." He and Mona also have set up a charitable remainder trust to benefit the Masonic Villages even after they pass away.

Members of Williamson-Corinthian Lodge No. 368, Philadelphia, wanted to make sure their neighbors at the Masonic Village at Warminster had everything they needed to live comfortable and fulfilling lives. After seeing the Masonic Villages' Wish List in an issue of "The Pennsylvania Freemason," Bro. Thomas Burgess, P.M., said. "We felt these items were necessities for the facility. Our lodge has been lucky. We have good people who have made good investments and we like to turn around and see what we can do for those around us."

THANK YOU to everyone! If you can help...

OFFICE OF GIFT PLANNING
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Qty.Capital NeedCost per Item Total Cost
Masonic Children's Home
20 Mattresses $200 $4,000
5 File Cabinets $200 $1,000
12 Kitchen Counter Bar Stools $100 $1,200
5 Porch Gliders $300 $1,500
5 Picnic Tables $300 $1,500
2 Treadmills $1,000 $2,000
5 Medicine Cabinets $500 $2,500
2 Carpet for Enclosed Porch $1,415 $2,830
 Carpet for Offices  $6,412
20 Dining Room Chairs $100 $2,000
Masonic Village at Lafayette Hill
6 Recliners $676 $4,056
2 Insulated camcart $675 $1,350
1 Lobby Facelift (furniture, lamps, drapery, etc.) $28,000 $28,000
 Theatrical Therapy for residents (12-week class)  $3,000
 Plants/Planters  $3,375
1 It's Never Too Late - computer systems that empower individuals to connect, engage & enjoy life $24,000 $24,000
1 Mechanical lift $5,300 $5,300
1 Portable digital wheelchair scale $2,000 $2,000
64 Bed spreads $80 $5,120
1 Van with lift $45,000 $45,000
Masonic Village at Warminster
5 Fall Mats $155 $775
20 Lounge Chairs $150 $3,000
20 Over Bed Tables $265 $5,300
Masonic Village at Elizabethtown
 Renovations to the Bleiler Caring Cottage $5,100 $5,100
1 10 to 15 passenger van $34,607 $34,607
CLINICAL NEEDS
87 APM2 Mattresses 80 x 35 - Prevents skin breakdown $1,200 $104,400
3 Bariatric Bed & equipment - Used for larger residents $5,000 $15,000
9 Lifts (full) - incl. est. shipping $3,700 $33,300
9 Lifts (sit to stand) -incl. est. shipping $3,800 $34,200
5 Low Electric Beds $5,000 $25,000
1 Nurse Call Bell System - wireless $100,000 $100,000
1 Security System $100,000 $100,000
5 Wheelchairs - Broda - Comfort seating at end of life $2,100 $10,500
15 Wheelchairs - Specialty $1,000 $15,000
10 Whirlpools (Tubs) $20,000 $200,000
 Wireless Internal Access $20,000 $20,000
QUALITY OF LIFE NEEDS
49 Ceiling Panels (ocean, sky, etc.) - For residents who are bed bound $215 $10,535
3 Furniture for Resident Balconies $1,000 $3,000
10 Horticulture Gardens Raised - Depending on the size and materials used $500-$1,000 $500-$1,000
1 It's Never too Late - computer systems that empower individuals to connect, engage & enjoy life $24,000 $24,000
2 Keyboards - Digital $2,500 $5,000

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