Community Invited to “Adopt” a Concordia Resident for Christmas

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Did you know there are around 1.5 million charitable organizations in the United States? And if you are like most people, you probably have quite a few of them asking for gifts or help this time of year. We have a number of opportunities for those wishing to give to Concordia this season (visit for info), and one in particular is pretty fun! It’s called “Adopt A Resident.”

Each December, many of the locations in the Concordia Lutheran Ministries family participate in the program. Skilled nursing and personal care residents provide the activities staff with a wish list. Then, employees, community members, churches, businesses and even our own retirement living residents “adopt” a resident (or in some cases many residents) to make sure they have a gift to open at their Christmas party.

If interested in participating in the program, call the facility of your choice below and tell them you’d like to “adopt” a resident for Christmas. For those who prefer to send a general gift, the activities staff can suggest some newly purchased items that residents typically use. Items should be wrapped and labeled with either the resident’s name or, if it is a general gift, what the gift is, and can be dropped off at the appropriate facility.

Here are a few general gift ideas:

  • Sweat suits
  • Door wreaths
  • Stamps and stationary
  • Digital clocks with large numbers
  • Sugar-free candy
  • Hair salon gift certificates
  • Magnifying glass
  • Slippers or slipper socks
  • Throws or blankets
  • Sports memorabilia

The participating locations are:

Concordia at Cabot
Call Roberta Breninghouse at 724-352-1571, ext. 8241 (for skilled nursing residents) or Jaime White at ext. 8302 (for personal care residents). Deadline for gifts is Dec. 14.
Concordia of Cranberry
Call Ashleigh McClelland at 724-779-4300. Deadline for gifts is Dec. 11.
Concordia of Fox Chapel
Call Kelly Ellena at 412-767-5808. Deadline for gifts is Dec. 16.
Concordia of Franklin Park
Call Veronica Guerrini at 724-935-1075. Deadline for gifts is Dec. 8.
Concordia of the South Hills
Call Audra Allen at 412-294-1357. Deadline for gifts is Dec. 14.
Concordia at Ridgewood Place (Plum Borough)
Call Cheryl Sopcak at 412-798-1855. Deadline for gifts is Dec. 10.
Concordia of Wexford
Call Michelle Moan at 724-935-1266. Deadline for gifts is Dec. 8.

Make sure you contact the facility before the deadline! Monetary contributions are always appreciated and should be sent to Scott Koskoski, Chief Development Officer, Concordia Lutheran Ministries, 134 Marwood Road, Cabot, PA 16023.

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