Take Flight capital campaign
The Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County is proud to introduce their public fundraising campaign: “Take Flight: building space for life changing support.” The campaign will fund renovations of their new location purchased by the Alliance at 3531 S. Broadway Avenue, formerly the Tyler Piano Co.
The new location will be renovated to include 8,000 square feet of dementia-friendly office space, counseling rooms, and a large space for conferences, meetings, education opportunities and our Day Club respite care program that will meet twice a week. Additionally, the University of Texas at Tyler will have their Memory Assessment and Research Center (MARC) onsite for diagnostic services.
The renovation fundraising campaign will be seeking separate donations from regular operating expenses in order to allow the Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County to continue to operate without interruption. Every life-changing dollar donated to this project will be matched up to $150,000 to go towards a goal of $250,000.
For more information, please contact Bonnie@alzalliance.org
TAKE FLIGHT CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
take flight capital campaign
The programs and services available at the Alzheimer’s Alliance would not be possible without our outstanding volunteers! By volunteering at the Alliance, you are investing in the families, friends, and neighbors right here in our community touched by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
There are a wide range of volunteer opportunities available, and each role comes with full training and support from the Alliance staff. If you have a talent, interest, or passion for a certain project, we will find a place for you! Current volunteer projects include:
The Alliance staff is busy throughout the week with the necessary office work that keeps a nonprofit open and serving the community! Volunteers are always needed to help in the office with answering phones, filing, greeting clients, data entry, mailing, and supporting the staff with other administrative tasks.
Since more than 70% of people with dementia will wander, the Alliance partners with local law enforcement to deliver Project Lifesaver, a transmitter bracelet to help first responders locate a person with Alzheimer’s disease when they are reported missing. Volunteers can help to check equipment, change transmitter batteries monthly, prepare for trainings, follow up with clients, and ensure records are up-to-date.
Day Club Friend
Our Day Club program is popular with both clients, who enjoy the company and activities with other participants and friends, as well as their caregivers, who get a much-needed break during the week. Volunteers in Day Club become a “friend” to participants and assist them with program activities and crafts. Ideally, this is a weekly or bi-weekly commitment.
The Alliance is active throughout the community to educate people about the programs and services we provide. Event volunteers may work with the Alliance staff before or during the event. Community events include health fairs, expos, professional development outreach, and other agency initiatives throughout the year. Annual events hosted by the Alliance include the Caregiver Conference (April), Mah Jongg for Memory (July), Butterfly Hope Luncheon (September), and National Memory Screening Month (November).
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office for more information!
Download our volunteer application HERE.
Memory Maker Leadership Circle
The Memory Maker Leadership Circle is comprised of an elite group of donors whose transformative giving each year supports the programs and services offered by the Alzheimer’s Alliance. Memory Makers are honored each year at an exclusive reception and also become eligible for the Remembrance Award given annually to one of the Alliance’s leading champions in our community.
For more information on joining, please contact Bonnie@alzalliance.org
Community fundraising ideas
The power of giving—your time, money and energy—is extraordinary. At the Alzheimer’s of Smith County, we rely on generous support from the community to increase awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and to help fulfill our promise of educating and supporting individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses. Community fundraisers are a fun and easy way to enlist family, friends, and the community to support our cause. From bake sales to dance-a-thons, birthdays and special occasions, fun runs or concerts, the goal is to have fun and raise money together for a cause that is close to your heart.
Learn more HERE.
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BUTTERFLY HOPE LUNCHEON
Alzheimer’s Alliance has been a blessing to me and my family as we cope with the effect this disease has had on my dad and our family. We are forever grateful to all the staff for their advice and care.