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Mission Award Fund: Providence Makes a Commitment to Frontline Staff


In response to the challenge of the Coronavirus, the Board of Providence Life Services created a special fund to recognize the outstanding efforts of our staff. Working through this Coronavirus crisis reminds all of us how important our staff is: for the residents, for their families, and for the community. While challenging days are still ahead, we recognize that our existence was established for such a time as this. The purpose of our non-profit, Christian mission has never before been more evident. 

The new benefit is called the Mission Award. The Mission Award is available to all employees-of-record on the first payroll in August, and each full-time worker will receive at least $1,000. For everyone who works less than full-time, the award will be equal to the percentage of full-time equivalency. While we have already put up banners at our buildings and passed out T-shirts to all employees, all with the message that they are the superheroes of this pandemic, we hope everyone realizes that this award for fulfilling our mission is simply a tangible sign of our appreciation for all they are doing to work through this crisis.

In order to fulfill this commitment, we need to raise at least $750,000 by July. Funds raised in excess of the goal will also be distributed to our staff. Our Board and leadership team has committed over $150,000 thus far towards this goal, with additional commitments coming in every day. Please give prayerful consideration of a gift to help us honor our staff who are critical to continuing our mission and serving our residents. 

If you’d like to give, you can make a gift on our secure website at, or you can mail a check to our main office at Providence Life Services, 18601 North Creek Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60477. If you have additional questions, please contact Bill Buikema ( or Scott Studebaker ( 

Thanks for your faithful and generous partnership with us, and for considering support for this important need.