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Charlestown Celebrates #GivingHearts Day

February 13, 2020

Catonsville, Md. – February 13, 2020 – Charlestown, a senior living community managed by Erickson Living, today joined in the national celebration of Giving Hearts Day. Recognized on the second Thursday of February each year, the celebration offers one of the best opportunities to donate to your favorite charity. Giving Hearts Day is the longest-running giving day in the United States.

At Charlestown, residents, staff and friends of the community celebrated this special day by supporting the Benevolent Care Fund, which provides confidential financial assistance that allows all residents to remain in their home for life.

Generous contributions on Giving Hearts Day and other fundraising events throughout the year help Charlestown to keep its "Home for Life" commitment, providing necessary support to residents who may experience an unforeseen change in their financial circumstances. In the community's 36-year history, no resident has ever been asked to leave Charlestown due to genuine inability to pay, thanks to the Benevolent Care Fund.

Now, contributing to the Benevolent Care Fund is easier than ever, with online giving available on the web, via Charlestown's My Erickson app, or by scanning a QR code. All contributions to the Fund are tax-deductible.

In addition to one-time contributions on Giving Hearts Day, there are many ways to support the Benevolent Care Fund, including shopping via AmazonSmile. When you shop, just select Charlestown Community, Inc. as your Smile charity and Amazon will make a donation to the Benevolent Care Fund.

Proceeds from the Charlestown Treasure Sale, happening this weekend, February 13-15, 2020, also go towards the Benevolent Care Fund, as does money raised at the upcoming "Winter Putterland", an indoor mini-golf event happening at Charlestown February 26-28, 2020.

In addition, the Benevolent Care Fund benefits when you donate your unwanted vehicle through Charlestown's "Cars for Care" program. For more information on this program or to find out how you can contribute, please contact the Philanthropy department at Charlestown by calling 410-737-8892.

About Charlestown: Charlestown, one of 20 continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living®, is situated on a scenic 110-acre campus in Catonsville, Maryland. The community is located in Baltimore County and is home to more than 2,000 residents who are supported by a team of more than 1,200 employees. Additional information about Charlestown can be found at

Photo Caption: Nathan Blumberg, Associate Executive Director, dresses as the King of Hearts in celebration of Giving Hearts Day with Patti Santoni, Director of Philanthropy at Charlestown.

Photo Credit: Courtesy Patti Santoni