How to Help our Cause
Here are some small, but mighty ways to help nursing home residents across America
Our mailing address is
102 W Stephenson Ave Harrison AR 72601
Ways to Help a Nursing Home Resident Today!
FULFILL A WISH!
Send an item of need to a resident from our Amazon Wish List
ADOPT A RESIDENT PROJECT
We have nursing home residents who need to be adopted! What does this mean? Adopting a resident means you simply agree to mail seasonal greeting cards AND send a small treat once or twice a year to a nursing home senior in need. There is no physical contact with the residents. If you'd like to sign up to adopt a resident, just drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have 100s of residents waiting to be adopted. Also, share the adoption project with your friends, church groups, scouts, etc. Our goal is to get every nursing home resident in need adopted!
MAKE A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION
You'd be surprised what we can do with a dollar and how happy it can make a nursing home resident! Click the link to donate
WE NEED USED BOOKS
Mail us your old BOOKS- any genre. Kid Board member, Oliver, has collected over a 1000 books for seniors. Avid readers deserve quality books and with your help we can keep a fresh supply of books for seniors. It's a fantastic way to reuse your old books. Use "media mail" and send to 102 W Stephenson Ave Harrison, AR 72601
CHANGE A LIFE, DONATE YOUR OLD DEVICE
Ruby repurposes old Ipads for seniors to use to communicate with their loved ones near and far. All they need is Wifi and a little training. The Ipads open up a whole new world for them.
DONATE PET SUPPLIES
Our Kid Board provides low income seniors with free or reduced costs pet food. We have a pet food pantry that could always use more food. We have a catch, neuter and release program and also provide senior shelter cats for adoption to nursing homes at NO cost to them. Mail Kid Board member, Leo, any dry pet food, flea and tick treatments, feral cat houses to 102 W Stephenson Ave Harrison, AR 72601
ADOPT A RESIDENT
Adopt a resident by pledging $40 for a month. This is the single best gift. It doubles their income and allows for freedom to buy what they want most.
AMAZON SMILE AND WORKPLACE MATCHING CONTRIBUTIONS
Choose "Three Wishes for Ruby's Residents" as your charity at your workplace! Many employers match their employees charitable contributions. We would love to be your charity of choice.
Choose us to be your charity on Amazon Smile! This means our nonprofit receives a small portion of your Amazon purchases at NO cost to you. Sign up here http://://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3MQ1S89BENZIG?ref_=wl_share
Ask one of our Kid Board members to speak at your next event
BE A PEN PAL
Tell a teacher about our National Pen Pal program. We connect teachers and classrooms to real nursing home residents to share letters and knowledge.
SEND A POSTCARD TO A RESIDENT
Mail a postcard to a nursing home resident! Join our National Postcard Program and send a note of kindness to a nursing home resident who needs a smile. Here's the link to the instructions https://www.facebook.com/groups/498884827346743/?ref=group_header
How can you help locally? Call your local facility and ask the activity director or social worker what the residents need most. We recommend donating common items of low value such as velcro shoes, house coats, sleeping gowns, elastic waist sweats with matching tops, updated games such as checkers, card games and 500 piece or less puzzles, updated hygiene products like small bottles of Dove shampoo and conditioner. Have an old TV? See if a specific resident might need it.
SHARE OUR STORY
It's a tiny action but a giant impact as we change the world for seniors. Many people are looking for a charity that gives back BIG and makes a solid difference in the lives of others. We ARE that charity. Follow us on Facebook - http://://www.facebook.com/3wishesforrubysresidents
REFER A RESIDENT
Refer a nursing home resident to our "National Wish Project". We mail wishes across the US. Here is a link to the instructions https://3wishes.global/file_download/6dfdd581-0d7d-4f03-b550-177295192089
MAKE A LEGISLATIVE PUSH FOR CHANGE
Write a letter to elected officials about the low monthly stipend and ask for their help. See the sample letter here. https://3wishes.global/file_download/1c7d4500-609d-4bc9-93ae-8af8f005fd1d
Write a letter to the editor. See our tips and sample letter in this link, https://3wishes.global/file_download/5d804274-e9cf-4a47-abb9-bb5dd23a04fb