Category Archives: Giving

Award makes a dent in nurse’s student debt

Mayra Ascencio thanks Manor of the Plains education assistance program for helping her achieve her educational dreams and pay off student loans.

Mayra Ascencio wasn’t sure she was going to get any further with her nursing education. While pursuing her pre-requisites and LPN certification, Mayra had accumulated thousands of dollars in student loan debt. Her own daughters were starting college. READ MORE

4 Ways to Donate to Charity Without Writing a Check

These ideas can help you de-clutter your home and earn a tax write-off

By Ashley Eneriz for Next Avenue

People carry boxes of donated items

Want to make a difference, but the budget doesn’t allow? Consider donating something other than cash. [Photo credit: Getty Images]

When it comes to donating to charity, sometimes our budgets don’t allow us to be as generous as we we’d like. But you needn’t always open your wallet to help others. Here are four ways to give back that don’t involve writing a check or READ MORE

Education award helped nurse to grow

Ann Russell, center, is a recipient of a Presbyterian Manors education award.

Ann Russell was 16 when she first went to work in a senior care community, doing housekeeping and laundry. Now, 20 years later, she has risen through the ranks to become MDS Coordinator at Manor of the Plains, thanks in part to a scholarship from the READ MORE

Keep the momentum going

Your generosity can extend hope beyond today


The end of the year puts many of us in a reflective mood. We think about the ups and downs we’ve had along the way and the special moments that touched our hearts.

When you review your personal highlights for 2016, don’t forget to count the READ MORE