How You Can Help
Thank you for your interest in helping SCHAS make the world a better place for seniors and disabled individuals. We need you! There are many ways that you can get involved, and get your family, friends, businesses, neighborhoods, schools and churches involved as volunteers and donors. Listed below are ways that you can help SCHAS make a difference in the lives of seniors and those with disabilities. Contact Us
- Make A Donation
- Dr. James C. Lett Endowment Fund
Dr. James Chancey Lett joined the board of Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service, Inc. in March 2010. Since that time, he has diligently served and led the agency while giving to the endowment fund every year since its inception. Therefore, on Thursday, April 26, 2018 the governing board of directors decided to name the endowment fund in his honor.
Dr. Lett was born on August 3, 1931 in Knoxville, Tennessee. He received his premedical training at the University of Tennessee Knoxville and his received his doctorate in medicine from the University of Tennessee medical school in Memphis. The love of his life was Mary G. Lett, born June 6, 1931 and he was married to her for 54 years. Mary passed away on June 12, 2006. Mary also served on the Board of Directors of SCHAS for several years as well as the Florence Crittenton Board and was involved in several activities in their church.
Dr. Lett has been an active member in every community in which he has resided. He was a member of the American Board of Surgery, and the American College of Surgeons for fifty years. He was the president of the Erin, Indiana Rotary Club, and the Rotarian of the Year in 1992. He was the Chief of Surgery at Trinity Hospital in Tennessee and Putnam County Hospital in Indiana. He was also President of the Putnam County American Cancer Society, and was the Houston County, Tennessee Board of Trustees Citizen of the Year. He has served on several boards and church offices throughout his career.
Dr. Lett and Mary had three children: James C. Lett, Jr., John Randal Lett, and Jeffrey Brian Lett. They also have one granddaughter, Sadie Lett. Dr. Lett was the first person to treat someone in the emergency room at The University of Tennessee Hospital. He also served as a Flight Surgeon in The United States Navy.
Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service, Inc. is thankful to Dr. “Jim” and Mary Lett for their years of service on the Board of Directors, and is honored for the endowment fund to be named The Dr. James C. Lett Endowment Fund. Earnings from the fund is used to serve clients of Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service, Inc. to ensure they remain safe in their homes.
Unlike other care giving agencies, SCHAS is unique in that we offer financial aid, known as the sliding scale fee fund, to clients who cannot afford the full fee nor are eligible for government assistance. Through grants, fundraisers, the Endowment fund and support from the United Way, SCHAS can help those with the greatest need.
The Dr. James C. Lett Endowment Fund was established to provide the means for the agency to continue offering affordable programs and services to clients who qualify for our sliding scale fee program. Money is set aside permanently so that the income earned can be used to meet the needs of those clients. The amount of assistance we can provide will increase as the fund grows through contributions.
The governing board of SCHAS is charged with oversight of the fund and no portion of the fund is used for the administrative expenses of SCHAS.
The decisions that you make today can have a positive impact in the lives of others long after you are gone. Help SCHAS continue a great legacy of offering affordable services to senior citizens and persons with disabilities. Make a contribution to the SCHAS Endowment Fund today. Your gift to the SCHAS Endowment Fund will ensure that homemaker, personal care and transportation services will be offered to those who need the help but do not have the financial resources.
THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING SUPPORTERS OF THE ENDOWMENT FUND
DONATIONS OVER $1,000
William M. Agee
Ron and Jean Alexander
Family and Friends of Ron Alexander in memory of James Alexander
Hank “Bert” Bertelkamp in memory of Jane Bertelkamp
Estate of Ada Marie Campbell
Clayton Family Foundation
Dr. Jim and Michelle Decker
Leigh Dunlap in memory of Argus and Donnie Blevins
James and Karen Everett
Ann Giffin in memory of Bill Giffin
Home Federal Bank – Dale Keasling
Dr. Joseph and Patricia Johnson
Dot LaMarche in memory of Sister Jolita, RSM
Dr. James C. Lett in Memory of Mary G. Lett
William Patrick McGlothlin
Mary Ann Mulhern
Dorothy Norman and Linda Torres in memory of Charles Norman
Timothy and Lara Owens
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rothermel
Shafer Insurance Agency
DONATIONS $500 TO $1,000
William Luke Cooper
The Deering Family and Hamblen County Board in Loving Memory of Elizabeth Lamb
Dr. James C. Lett in honor of Ludell Coffey
Dr. Sandra McGuire
David and Sandra Mouron
Neal and Judy Mowery in honor of Carrie Broadus Jordan
Steven and Kelly Savell in memory of Nelson and Virginia Griffin
SCHAS Board & Employees in memory of Eleanor Howell
Stowers & Hastings
Richard Tumblin in honor of Ludell Dean Coffey
Dr. Bradley and Ashley White
Jordan and Mary Katherine Wormsley
- Volunteer Your Time
SCHAS serves over 20 counties in East Tennessee. There are a range of opportunities available in every county we serve from stuffing envelopes, helping with fundraisers, to serving on our Advisory Boards. We love volunteers!
Commit to giving a certain amount of time to volunteering for SCHAS. Figure out how much commitment is actually doable, whether it’s a few hours a day, a week or a month. Once you’ve decided, then contact us and let us know where the best fit for you might be, or just let us know you’ll help with anything! After we have processed your volunteer application we will be happy to put you in touch with the volunteer coordinator in the county where you choose to volunteer.
- Social Media Shares
Like us!! Follow us on Facebook, and Pinterest. Ask your friends to follow us as well. Support us on Facebook and share our news stories and blog posts on your Facebook page to help get people talking about SCHAS and our work. Comment on what we post. Tell us what you think. We’re interested in what you have to say. Submit your own fact-based articles on topics that you think would be interesting to our followers.
- Help Spread The Word
Reach out and talk to other individuals, groups and organizations you have connections with about SCHAS and our work. Help us by providing speaking opportunities with your groups or organizations so we can spread the word about SCHAS.
Thank you for your interest in helping SCHAS to fulfill our mission of improving the life of seniors and individuals with disabilites. If you have any further questions contact us.
- Our Supporters
SCHAS’ mission is made possible by the following companies and private foundations:
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF JEFFERSON CITY
JOHN D. GRUBB AND LOUISE G. SUMNER FUND FOR MONROE COUNTY
GENE AND FLORENCE MONDAY FOUNDATION
JANE L. PETTWAY FOUNDATION
THOMPSON CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
ROBERT LEE WEISS FOUNDATION