Some partnerships happen within the Presbyterian Manor communities themselves as residents contribute their artwork to raise funds for their location’s Good Samaritan Fund, which assists residents who have out-lived their resources.
At Salina Presbyterian Manor, residents participate in a monthly Art Discovery session. When the “make-it-and-take-it” style class made bird’s nest pendants, the necklaces were so popular that residents decided to make several of them to be sold at the annual dinner and auction fundraiser. Some residents also donated their paintings to the effort.
At Clay Center Presbyterian Manor, several residents, employees and volunteers make quilts and announcing the quilt winner is a highlight of their Good Samaritan Fund event. The over-sized quilts are big projects for residents and volunteers who work together to plan the pattern, select materials, stitch the pieces together and then quilt-and-finish.