Help Immanuel Respond to COVID-19

At Immanuel Lutheran Communities, we serve a population that is particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. We are working hard to keep our residents healthy and safe during this challenging time. By donating to Immanuel’s COVID-19 Response Fund or giving your time, talents, and supplies, you’ll help further these efforts.

Would you like to learn more about how the Foundation is helping Immanuel Lutheran Communities during this time?  Watch updates about the Foundation’s COVID-19 response.

Help Fund Immanuel's COVID-19 Response

The Immanuel Foundation has established a fund to help Immanuel Lutheran Communities purchase necessary services and equipment to fight COVID-19.

Your gifts to this fund will help purchase:

  • Supplies for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) gowns and masks
  • Materials costs for face shields
  • Emergency paper products for serving meals to residents
  • Virtual exam room app LifeSize for telehealth services coordinated with local providers
  • Emergency supplements to the Employee Christ Care Fund
  • Other needs related to Immanuel’s coronavirus response


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Immanuel Foundation Virtual Estate Sale

This year’s Immanuel Foundation Virtual Estate Sale raised $5,751 toward the purchase of a Connected Theater System for the Immanuel Skilled Care Center.  This system will connect residents with their loved ones while keeping them safe, healthy, and socially isolated.  Thank you to all who donated or purchased items! 

We are now accepting donations for next year’s sale.  Email or call Lauren at (406) 890-7165 or Heidi at (406) 890-7164 to arrange a drop-off time.

Other Ways to Support Our Efforts

Funds aren’t the only thing Immanuel needs to respond effectively to the coronavirus.  If you have sewing skills or just enjoy connecting with seniors, here are some ways you can help:

  • Are you often on the go?  Be a personal shopper!  Residents are still self-isolating for their health, and they need items like vitamins and craft supplies.  If you’re interested, email Heidi at or call (406) 890-7164.
  • Do you like dogs?  Some residents would appreciate your help in exercising their furry friends.  If you would like to walk dogs, email Heidi at or call (406) 890-7164.
  • Can you sew? Help make PPE gowns for Immanuel employees!  Email Charline Payne at to help.
  • Are you more of a crafter?  Make a fidget blanket to soothe a resident with dementia!  Learn more
  • Are you using this time to clean out your craft supplies?  Donate your extras for resident craft projects!  We also welcome newly-purchased supplies.  
  • Are your children feeling isolated and in need of connection?  Immanuel Lutheran Communities residents would love to correspond with them!  If your child is interested in becoming a pen pal for a resident, contact Angela DeShazer at to sign up.


If you are donating fidget blankets, PPE gowns, or craft supplies, please leave your donations at the Immanuel Skilled Care Center Shipping and Receiving door–just go to 185 Crestline and drive to the back of the building.

We are very grateful for your in-kind contribution, and we want to recognize you!  To make sure we know who donated what, please print and fill out this form and either leave it with your donation or scan and email it to  We will send you a letter acknowledging your generous contribution.  Thank you so much!

Your Gift May Be Tax-Deductible

The Coronavirus Relief Act, passed on March 27, 2020, may allow you to deduct your contribution on your 2020 taxes (filed in 2021).  The bill includes a new charitable contribution deduction of up to $300 that applies to all taxpayers, even those who don’t itemize.

The bill also raises the cap on charitable contributions for those who do itemize.

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At the Immanuel Foundation, we believe that every senior living in Montana has the right to a safe, secure home in an engaging and supportive community. We work every day to make that vision a reality and your financial support is crucial.

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