We Need Your Help

St. Joseph’s Home is a non-profit organization that needs your help to sustain their ministry. We are asking that you join us in our mission to provide the best possible care for our beloved elderly. You can help by providing monetary donations, donating in-kind gifts such as needed items, or volunteering your time and talents.

Following are some of the many ways you can help with our needs:

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Commemorative Garden

The Commemorative Garden will enhance the shared outdoor experience and quality of life. Please be a part of the St. Joseph’s Home Family and help make this garden a reality. You or your family can purchase an engraved paving brick to honor a person or business for a birthday, anniversary, in memory, accomplishments or just because you’re a friend of St. Joseph’s Home. You can purchase a 4″x8″ tribute paver for $100, an 8″x8″ heritage paver for $200 and/or donate funds to help with the installation.

Sunflower Program

(Employee, Volunteer, Co-Worker, Sister Recognition)

While all our caregivers are considered special, was there an exceptional one in your life or that of your loved one? We’d like to help you recognize them. By monetarily donating to St. Joseph’s Home in that special person’s name, you honor a caregiver (employee, volunteer, Sister, Father, or even a co-worker). This donation helps support St. Joseph’s Home, so that others can receive the same personal, family-like nurturing.

Memorial and Honor Gifts

This gift is a special way to remember a loved one who has passed away or to honor a current resident, relative, friend, caregiver or staff for a special occasion or just to say they are appreciated. When preparing a tribute for the newspaper, please consider a message such as “contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Home in lieu of flowers”

Please consider a donation for special occasions like birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and other events or to let someone know you are thinking of them. This type of gift provides a lasting impact for many others’ quality of life, unlike flowers or greeting cards.

Continuous Care Campaign

St. Joseph’s Home has begun a continuous care campaign to help fund various phases of renovation, upgrades and planning for the future. 45 years ago the Daughters of St. Francis of Assisi came to Lacon in the spirit of reverence and caring with a goal to provide for the special needs of many members of our community. It is time for that community to once again come together to support the Daughters of St. Francis in their loving efforts to provide only the best care for St. Joseph’s residents “where dignity, respect and love are freely shared with residents and their families.”

Planned Giving

After you have taken care of your loved ones, there may still be assets that you would like to leave to charities important to you or your loved ones. Remember St. Joseph’s Home with a Planned Gift such as: a bequest, life insurance policy (that’s no longer needed), IRA or other retirement vehicle, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trust, stocks, bonds property, art, etc. If you are interested in a planned gift, please contact St. Joseph’s Home development coordinator.

Volunteering Time and Talents

St. Joseph’s Home appreciates any and all donations given. If you would like to donate your time and talents to improve St. Joseph’s Home and the lives of the residents, please contact us. Some examples would be: painting/wallpapering, laying flooring, construction/contractor skills, talents for resident entertainment and gardening/landscaping.

How to Donate

By check or in person

St. Joseph’s Home
Development Dept. (or specific program from above)
401 9th St.
Lacon, IL 61540

By credit card

You will be redirected to donate by credit card through PayPal.


For Questions or Comments, please contact the Development Department:

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We thank you for your support and generosity.