BAS Needs Your Support Now More Than Ever Before

Our year-end fundraising campaign is an initiative that is vitally important as we close out 2020. We need your support now more than ever to help bridge the gap in our operating revenue that COVID-19 created this year. This is something that I implore you to carefully consider.

In this time of great national strife, the Broken Arrow Seniors staff and board of directors understand what you and every member is dealing with at this time. Individually, our staff is going through the same challenges. We recognize that in addition to the stress of the pandemic, not having your activities, programs, workouts and connection to your BAS community is something you have missed.

Along with the personal toll the virus has taken on individuals and families, the pandemic’s impact has shaken nearly all sectors of American economic life, and member-based organizations like BAS are no exception.

Operating revenue helps to pay for printing, livestreaming of classes, supplies, program expenses, payroll and insurance, among other fixed essential expenses. The pandemic has even required BAS to buy more supplies, such as masks and hand sanitizer, and conduct extra cleanings of common areas.

The Center provides so many opportunities for our members to grow and explore. We are the model in the region for promoting healthy social, emotional and physical engagements for adults 55 and older through programmed activities and social opportunities.

“I want to keep on living! If I want to keep on living, I’ve got to keep moving, and the Senior Center helps me do just that. Where else can seniors go to feel safe and be comfortable? I want to be with people my own age, and the Center is the only place that offers senior-specific exercise. I want the Center to continue to be there in the future for me and other older adults. The only way that can happen is with my support.” – Betty Eubanks, Member since 2008

Here are some of the added benefits the BA Seniors provides:

  • We offer daily meals for more than 110 people – up from 40 in March.
  • We offer programs virtually that you can participate in from the safety of your home.
  • Broken Arrow Seniors staff and board members remain laser-focused on meeting the needs of and advocating for older adults and our community as a whole.
  • We are moving forward with an additional building – pandemic or not – that will significantly add to your overall membership experience with more than 12,000 square feet of additional meeting space.

We are moving this respected organization forward every day. We didn’t stop when COVID hit. And we haven’t stopped delivering on our mission promise. We didn’t call for a timeout, and you shouldn’t either.

Please join us by making your tax-deductible gift online, by sending a check or by calling the office. Your generous gift of $100 will provide a daily meal for two older adults each month. A $250 gift will ensure we can provide livestreaming for our classes and a $500 donation will get the newsletter delivered to every member for a month. Every dollar counts, and we are counting on you.

With your support, we can impact our community in a lasting way.

Best wishes,

Sean Simpson

President/CEO

P.S. We’re asking for your help and support because, as members, you’ve already demonstrated your compassion to our mission. Would you be willing to make a special year-end, tax-deductible contribution of $50, $100, $250 or $500 to help us continue to deliver on our mission promise?