“Doing good deeds to meet the elderly’s needs.” ™
The Friends Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to providing financial support to the elderly and to those in need of nursing care, whether in a nursing home, an independent living center, or at their own home in the greater Dripping Springs, Texas area. The Friends Foundation’s program, Our Daily Bread, delivers meals to elderly home bound residents in the Dripping Springs area. The organization may also support any other non-profit organization which provides care to the elderly or serves the greater Dripping Springs community.
History and Purposes
The Friends Foundation was originally incorporated as Friends of Hill Country Care in January 2003 to provide financial support to Hill Country Care Nursing Home in Dripping Springs, Texas, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community-owned and managed facility. Friends of Hill Country Care raised money through an annual barbecue fund raiser and grant writing to provide monies to keep the nursing home open and to address significant repair and deferred maintenance issues.
When the nursing home became a for-profit corporation in March 2004, Friends of Hill Country Care discussed their role with the new management of the nursing home. Both parties agreed that providing support to the residents at the nursing home instead of providing funds for capital needs was an appropriate and an important role the organization still needed to fulfill. Friends of Hill Country Care changed its name and broadened the scope of its purpose while continuing to keep the needs of the residents of Hill Country Care a part of its mission.
The scope of the organization has been broadened to include the following purposes: