BECAUSE YOU SAID YES... The Sisters of St. Francis have adopted a holistic approach to life at all its stages that permeates our entire congregation. This commitment, called the Philosophy of Life, encompasses physical and emotional wellbeing, spiritual growth, relationships, creative expression, homelike environments, healthy living and quality of life. Individual, corporate and foundation gifts added to the quality of life for our retired sisters in 2015. Because you said “yes” to a gift to the Sisters of St. Francis, we were able to maintain our sisters’ wellbeing, promote their independence and increase their comfort in line with our Philosophy of Life commitment. We needed you, and you were there. Thank you! The generosity of our donors made it possible: New beds and chairs were purchased for the health unit at the Mount Alvernia convent in Millvale, Pennsylvania. We replaced old hospital beds with new safer beds and we were able to purchase automatic lift recliner chairs so more of our sisters could maintain their independence. Your generosity allowed us to install two new boilers at St. Mary of the Angels in Williamsville, New York. This project was necessary to ensure that our sisters’ home remains safe and comfortable for years to come!
Through your support, we repaired and fully upgraded the central elevator at the Mount Alvernia convent, adding to the safety of all our sisters, visitors, guests and those with whom we minister. Without your assistance, magnet door openers would not have been installed on each sister’s bedroom at Franciscan Villa in Syracuse, New York. These door openers are crucial to the safety and comfort of the sisters living at Franciscan Villa, because each bedroom door is a very heavy fire door. Because you supported this project, we could help our more vulnerable sisters feel safer and less isolated. It also helps our mobility-impaired sisters access their bedrooms with greater ease. Your generous gifts allowed us to purchase 10 window air conditioning units, and one Nustep exercise machine for our sisters living at St. Francis convent in Manoa, Hawaii. These key equipment pieces help promote their health, comfort and safety. Providing our sisters a safe, appropriate home is our great joy. Thank you for partnering with us to care for them! Are you willing to say “yes” to supporting the retirement needs of our sisters?
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