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How Do I Donate? Who does Elderbridge help?

The story of Elderbridge is best told by the people we help. People like Margie who learned that this financial aid is possible thanks to the generous donations of our supporters.

Margie is a 67 year old disabled woman who lives in the Elderbridge service area. Three times a week she gets Meals on Wheels delivered to her home. One day, when the Meals on Wheels delivery person saw her, Margie looked pale and weak. Knowing that she was unable to pay for the meals and worried about her condition, the driver contacted Elderbridge.

Margie had been on Medicaid and SSI for many years after suffering a severe injury as a teenager. With only a $780 income each month, she had fallen behind on her water and electric bills. When an Elderbridge Options Counselor spoke with her, she found out that Margie needed help, not only financially, but also with food and medical attention.

The Options Counselor found a doctor for Margie and got the money to help pay her bills through an established Elderbridge fund.

"I was excited when I got the call from Elderbridge. Having their help has been a Godsend for me", according to Margie "I appreciate all the help that I have received."

 Elderbridge has several ways for you to make a donation to our agency:

  • Check or cash  To make a direct donation to the agency send your donation to: Elderbridge Agency on Aging, 22 North Georgia Avenue, Suite 216, Mason City, IA 50401. If you have any further questions about donating to Elderbridge please contact our Financial Director at 1-800-243-0678, Extension 7057.
  • Credit card through Pay Pal. Use our PayPal account by clicking this link:  

Amazon Smile. Elderbridge also participates in Amazon Smile. This is an automatic way for you to support Elderbridge each time you shop on-line, at no cost to you. When you shop at you get the same shopping experience as shopping with Amazon. The difference is, each time you shop, Amazon will donate to Elderbridge 0.5% (a half a penny for each dollar) of just the purchase price from what you buy. Check out this link to start shopping now while helping our agency.amazon_smile-300x162-300x162






Elderbridge has several different Funds available to choose from. You decide what your donation will be used for:

  • The Permanent Endowment Fund is used to support agency services throughout our 29 counties in North Central, Northwest and Central Iowa. Our endowment is administered by the partnership Elderbridge enjoys with the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa.  This partnership helps allow donors a 25% state tax credit on their charitable gift through the Endow Iowa Program. Endowment Funds are used for anything from helping elder abuse victims to fixing a hand rail at the home of a local senior. You can also create a bequest by including a charitable gift in your trust or will. A variety of gifts can be donated to the Permanent Endowment Fund this way. Gifts such as life insurance, stocks, IRA gifts, estate gifts or other investments.

Click here to connect to the Elderbridge Permanent Endowment Fund:





Please help the story and mission of Elderbridge to advance and grow. Remember, your gift ensures that the programs and services of Elderbridge Agency on Aging will continue and will be available in the future to help our state’s growing population of elderly and those with disabilities. That way people like Margie can continue to thrive and stay in place, living in their own home as long as it is safely possible.


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