418 Washington
Quincy, IL 62301
(217)223-2636



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Sunset Home Christmas Appeal:   Have you ever wanted to help a nonprofit – but not sure how?  Now is your chance!  Please click on the “Donate” button, or mail your tax deductible gift to Sunset Home, 418 Washington St., Quincy, IL  62301.  Contact Tracy Hagman, Development Director for more information:  217-223-2636  x:308, thagman@sunsethome.org.  Thank you and God Bless.  You can make a difference.

 

Roxy’s Story:  Sunset Home answers the question, “Who is my Neighbor?”  Luke 10:29

Roxy’s story is an example of how Sunset Home provides care for the entire person no matter their financial security. Her story is one of abandonment, love, support, betrayal, abuse, illness, insecurity and finally a loving, caring community.

 Roxy was born into a world of silence to parents who were unable to care for their children.  She and her five sisters were adopted into separate homes and most would never see each other again.  She was blessed with loving adoptive parents, who were compassionate and able to access specialized educational opportunities for her through Illinois School for the Deaf.  Despite this childhood, Roxy found adulthood difficult with her disability as an adult.  Some of those choices included a dependency on nicotine, alcohol and drugs compromising her health and safety.

 Diagnosed with advanced cancer, Roxy declined in health and was betrayed by her daughter who stole her opioid prescription painkillers leaving her to the hands of an abusive man.  With her health ruined and no viable care giving options, Roxy, at age 61 came to Sunset Home.  She was in fragile health, experiencing unsafe living conditions, malnutrition, and living in her world of silence with compromised communication ability due to the cancer.

 The nursing staff at Sunset realized the communication barrier and made proper accommodations. Roxy immediately found people who cared about her as an individual. Roxy’s health improved enough for her to be released back home.  Unfortunately, home was not a good place for Roxy as a relationship with an abusive man placed her at physical risk.  She soon was taken back to the hospital ER and then discharged to Sunset where she would remain until her cancer claimed her life. 

 Sunset Home provided Roxy with a loving family in her last days on earth, surrounded by love as she passed from this life.  Upon Roxy’s death, her POA called Sunset Home’s Chaplain, Rev. Dixie Croxton, expressing their thanks for all that Sunset Home had done for Roxy.  At a beautiful graveside service, we celebrated Roxy’s life as a child of God.

Roxy’s life is forever woven into the tapestry of the lives of the staff of Sunset Home.  Jesus was asked the question, “Who is my Neighbor?”  We answer; our neighbor is anyone who is in need.  Sunset Home becomes family to all and is an extension of our local church in ministry.  We provide benevolent healthcare to those who are unable to pay the full cost of their care, which averages 60% of our census.  We ask, if our community and churches do not care for these individuals, who will?

From our family to yours we wish you a Merry Christmas and blessings to all.

 

 

2018 SUNSET HOME – CHRISTMAS RESIDENT GIFT WISH LIST

Christmas Wish List 2018 – click her for list

Dear Family and Friends,  Once again it’s that time of year when we rely on the generosity of our community to help make the holiday season joyful for our residents.  Please send your gift or cash donations to purchase gifts to Sunset Home, 418 Washington, Quincy, IL 62301. We would like to have all donations by Monday, December 3, 2018. Thank you for making our resident’s Christmas special. We deeply appreciate your kindness and are thankful to have family and friends like you during this Christmas season.

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”

 

 

You can make a difference!   Your tax deductible contributions help us maintain the endowment that ensures our ability to provide benevolent care for future generations.  

Over half of our residents are unable to pay the full cost of their care.  Your gift provides our seniors with a home that is safe and private, enjoyable social programs, food to nourish and sustain them, a place to worship, and assistance with their daily living needs with excellent care.

Please consider helping Sunset Home continue its legacy of providing a full continuum of enriched living, compassionate care and benevolence to a broad spectrum of individuals.  Sunset Home is nonprofit 501(c)(3) and is proudly related to the United Methodist Church.

  • Give a gift of cash
  • Designate your gift in honor or memory of loved ones
  • Designate your gift for a particular department or program
  • Give a gift of matured stocks, bonds or mutual funds
  • A bequest in your will
  • A gift funded by the proceeds of your retirement plan or charitable IRA rollover
  • A designation of Sunset Home as owner and beneficiary of a life insurance policy
  • Life income gifts, such as a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder unitrust

Charitable donations help offset the difference between public aid reimbursement and the actual cost of care.  Gifts may be designated for a specific purpose or unrestricted to respond to current and immediate needs.  Charitable funding from private sources is crucial to help sustain our annual operating budget and ministry.

 

Significant tax advantages can be realized by making gifts of appreciated securities.  Stocks, bonds, or other publicly traded securities make great gifts!  You can transfer them to Sunset Home and receive a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the gift, including all the appreciation.

If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Hagman, Development Director at (217) 223-2636 x: 308 or via email thagman@sunsethome.org.   Thank you and God Bless.

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In Sunset Home’s lobby is the beautiful Tree of Life….A Living Memorial.

The Tree of Life provides a special way to recognize a loved one.   Gifts of $300 or more will be recognized with an inscribed leaf, and gifts of $10,000 or more will be recognized through inscriptions on one of the stones located below the tree.   Please contact Tracy Hagman, Development Director for more information: 217-223-2636 x: 308 or email thagman@sunsethome.org.

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