Generosity does not begin with a gift. It begins with the desire to make an impact and the knowledge that gifts of all sizes can make a big difference to the recipient.

At Holy Spirit, donors’ past generosity has made a positive impact on the lives of our residents and our facility. Gifts to Holy Spirit provide equipment necessary to care for our residents, furniture to create a cozy and inviting home-like atmosphere, and most recently, help fund our beautiful 30 room skilled nursing addition. We are very grateful for donors’ past support, however our work to provide the best possible retirement home community for our residents continues.

Holy Spirit Retirement Home is also a member of Leave a Message Siouxland.  This group was inspired by the message of the potential of planned giving and how it can transform communities. The Founding Partners embarked on a mission to inform and inspire donors to explore the possibilities of including a gift to charity in their estate plans.

If you are interested in supporting Holy Spirit for future generations, please take a few minutes to fill out the Holy Spirit Statement of Intent of Future Gift form.  It can be returned to the Marketing & Development Office: 1701 W. 25th St. Sioux City, IA 51103.

85% of Americans give to charity yearly, yet only 6% of estates indicate a planned gift to charity.

The top reasons why a donor does not leave a gift are:

– Nobody asked.

– Their professional advisor did not mention it.

– The donor did not think of it.

Even Small Gifts Have BIG Impact!

Will you help us improve the quality of life for our residents?

For ways you can support Holy Spirit, contact Deb Poss, Holy Spirit Director of Development & Marketing, at (712) 252-2726. This group offers unbiased information on local non-profits that accept Planned Giving gifts.  For more information, please visit:

Future gifts to Holy Spirit will help us:

  • Chapel renovation
  • Five new electric beds
  • Third phase of elevator maintenance
  • Provide exciting resident activities through our Service Club
  • Mechanical lift
  • New Dining table and chairs for Second Main
  • New furniture for our Main Floor Lobby area’s

Types of Gifts

There are a number of ways to support Holy Spirit. Most importantly, your support is an important investment in not only our facility but also an important investment in the care of our residents.

Your gift to Holy Spirit’s annual fund will support the facility’s yearly operating expenses. By supporting our annual fund, you will ensure we can purchase much-needed equipment, fund special projects and continue maintaining high quality care at our facility.

At Holy Spirit, we have a wish list of items that will help us enhance the overall care of our residents. Through your restricted gift to any one of these items, you will help us improve the quality of life for Holy Spirit residents. (Approximate cost of each item noted below.)

Therapy & Exercise
Korebalance System to provide residents with neurosensory assessment ($12,000)
Leg Press for strength-building exercises ($5,900)
Treadmill with rails, providing the highest level of patient safety ($5,900)

Patient Care
Bladder Scanner, allowing for quicker diagnosis and treatment ($6,000)
Stand Aid to assist residents going from a sitting to standing position ($3,000)
Portable blood pressure monitors ($2,100 each)
Hoyer Lift to help staff safely lift and move patients ($2,000)
Oxygen concentrators, up to 10 liters ($800)
Temporal Thermometers to quickly gather vital sign information ($300 each)

Staff Development
Life-size mannequin, allowing staff to advance their patient care skills and techniques ($1,675)

Sponsor a special program ($200)
Personal assistive listening device ($150)

General Facility Enhancements
Artwork for hallways throughout the facility ($1,000)
Grandfather clocks for skilled nursing areas ($500 each)

Gifts of goods or services are always appreciated at Holy Spirit and can provide much enjoyment for our residents.

One way to make a significant impact is through a bequest in a will. A bequest can be:

A specific amount.
A percentage of your estate.
The remainder of your estate after other specifications have been fulfilled.

Bequests to charitable organizations such as Holy Spirit are deductible from your estate, meaning tax savings are possible. If you have a bequest for Holy Spirit, please let us know as we would like to recognize you.

You may support Holy Spirit through a life insurance policy by naming the organization as a beneficiary of the whole policy, a percentage of the face value, a specific dollar amount or as a contingency beneficiary. In addition, you may also transfer ownership of the policy to Holy Spirit and receive a charitable deduction for part of the cash value of the policy.

A charitable gift annuity provides income for life to the donor and the donor’s spouse, depending on whether the gift is for one life or for two lives. Gifts made in exchange for a gift annuity are eligible for a charitable income tax deduction for a portion of the amount contributed in the year the gift annuity is created. In addition, only a portion of the annual income the donor receives is taxable income.