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This Page Describes How Charitable Giving
To Fellowship of John
Through The Foxwood Springs Residents’ Council
Helps Support an Historical Mission of Foxwood Springs

To view and print the new Fellowship of John tri-fold Brochure, Click Here.
The Brochure also contains information about all the shopping opportunities.

Click Here to open a PDF file for printing
a Donation Slip as pictured below to enclose with funds

Picture of Donation Slip to enclose with funds

Click Here to watch the 2 videos about Gift Shop and Thrift Shop
which provide support for Fellowship of John which
helps retired folks when funds and resources run out.

 

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, Furniture 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.

Fall Festival of Bargains helps provide support for the Fellowship of John program

Charitable 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 Fellowship of John Logosecurity 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 home.”


People rely on the Fellowship of John at Foxwood Springs for a variety of reasons:

  • sometimes their income does not keep pace with inflation;

  • sometimes illness depletes their financial resources; and

  • frequently a mate’s death terminates the vital pension benefits necessary to meet daily living expenses.
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
Box 701
Raymore, Missouri 64083.

By sending an email to home@foxwoodsprings.org you can obtain more information about Foxwood Springs Residents’ Council, the worthy 501(C)(3) non‑profit organization which now administers the Fellowship of John, and about ways you can help to support its mission with tax deductible donations and in other ways.


For more information, call during work hours: (816) 318-2200

or send an email to

home@foxwoodsprings.org


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