|The Foxwood Springs Residents’ Council was formed
February 27, 2004 so residents could represent their interests in
the bankruptcy case of the National Benevolent Association, former
owner of Foxwood Springs. Articles of Incorporation were filed
for the Residents’ Council with the Office of the Secretary
of State of Missouri on March 2, 2004, and the Foxwood Springs
Residents’ Council received its 501(C)(3) recognition by the
Internal Revenue Service as a non-profit corporation in September
2004. Donations to this corporation for the Fellowship of John
are tax deductible. Brookdale Living, Inc. now owns and
manages Foxwood Springs, but Brookdale is neither associated with
nor responsible for the Fellowship of John.
The National Benevolent Association, the health and social services
unit of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) originally
developed the Fellowship of John program to provide financial
assistance for residents of its senior living communities who
outlived their resources and needed additional financial support to
continue to live in their communities. Through various
fund-raising projects, such as the Fall Festival of Bargains, the Gift Shop, E-Bay sales, the Thrift Shop,
Garages, Bargain Barn, and donations from residents and friends of Foxwood
Springs, the Foxwood Springs Residents’ Council will
continue to support this program for the benefit of residents.
Each year in September, the Fall Festival of Bargains has been the one major
fund raising event to help provide support
for the Fellowship of John program.
gifts play an important part in the lives of many people. Residents
of Foxwood Springs who rely on the Fellowship of John to
subsidize the cost of their living and care benefit by experiencing
security and dignity that they would not otherwise enjoy.
Those who give to the
Fellowship of John find personal satisfaction from supporting
the historical mission of Foxwood Springs and helping people.
The Fellowship of John was
originally created to underwrite expenses for residents unable to
provide the full cost of their care. The concept and name were
inspired by John 19:26-27.
|“When Jesus saw his
mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside
her, He said to his mother, ‘Woman, here is your son.’
Then he said to the disciple, ‘Here is your mother.’
And from that hour the disciple took her into his own
People rely on the Fellowship of John at Foxwood
Springs for a variety of reasons:
Often, changes in the residents’ level of care may
exceed their ability to pay (i.e. moving from an
Apartment to the Personalized
Assisted Living Facility). Whatever the reason, the
loss of financial security can be frightening.
Residents apply for financial assistance on forms
provided by the Residents’ Council. The
Fellowship of John provides financial assistance in
a confidential, compassionate manner that lends dignity
to the recipients.
The Application Committee from the Christian Church of Greater
Kansas City makes a complete and confidential assessment of the
resident’s financial needs, which includes housing costs for
residents of homes, apartments, or the Personalized Assisted Living Facility and
medication for Assisted Living Facility residents.
Charitable giving support is critical to our
ministry of caring for all of our residents. Unless designated
for endowment, gifts are used to provide Fellowship of John
assistance to our residents on a current basis. When gifts are
designated for endowment, the principal is invested and the income
is used to support the Fellowship of John in perpetuity.
A Fund Committee, consisting of a Foxwood resident and five
volunteers from the area who have experience in fund-raising and
investments, supervises the investment of funds received.
Donations to Fellowship
of John may be sent to:
Foxwood Springs Residents’ Council
Raymore, Missouri 64083.