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Sporting Clays Goes Virtual

For once, weather conditions were not a concern for the 2020 Conrad W. Raker Sporting Clays fundraiser which transitioned to an online event this year because of the covid-19 pandemic. A social media Day of Giving was held on June 25 and raised more than $30,000. Proceeds benefit the Long-Term Care Community Access Fund making it possible for Good Shepherd’s 159 residents to enjoy greater independence attending concerts, movies, festivals, dining out, trips home, and so much more.

“While we always look forward to getting together with our friends and supporters at Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays, the need to safeguard everyone’s health during this unusual time was a priority,” says Greg Wilson, associate vice president, development. “Fortunately, technology and some creative thinking made it possible to move forward and reach our fund-raising goal for this critical need. We are very grateful to the volunteer committee, and all our sponsors and donors who made our Day of Giving such a success.” 

Support for the Long-Term Care Community Access Fund is always needed. Here are some ways you can help our residents enjoy lives of greater independence:

$35 Buys a breakfast or lunch outing for a resident, a visit to the art museum, or a movie outing with an aide.

$50 Buys a gift certificate to a favorite restaurant, a night of gaming fun at Dave & Buster’s or a half-hour with a licensed music therapist.

$100 Treats a resident to a concert or festival and covers transportation, food and the cost of an aide.

$250 Pays for a holiday visit home covering transportation and the cost of an attendant; a daytrip to the beach, Philadelphia Zoo or Knoebels Amusement Resort covering transportation, meals and the cost of an aide.

$1000 Treats a resident to a weekend camping trip, covering transportation, food, amenities, activities, and two therapists; season tickets to the IronPigs for 17 games and the cost of attendants.

With our residents’ health and safety of foremost importance, community outings have been temporarily suspended. However, the need continues for support of the Long-Term Care Community Access Fund. You can make a gift online at SweetCharityOnline.org. Thank you!