If Only... A gift fulfillment program for older adults with limited financial resources
If only I had the opportunity to…. All the “if onlys” older adults think about, hoping to do something but waiting for the right time. Suddenly the right time has slipped away and the opportunity to do something presents more of a challenge because of physical limitations or lack of financial resources.
The If Only Program is a gift fulfillment program created using the proceeds from a generous gift by Mr. O. Moser, a former resident of Forsyth County. Working together with businesses in Forsyth County, the Program is managed through the Department of Social Services (DSS).
To make a request of the If Only... Program, you will need to submit a personal letter written by you or a representative acting on your behalf. This letter should be no longer than one page in length and should specifically describe the nature of your request. The letter should be attached to the completed application. Letters received without an accompanying application cannot be processed.
The If Only---Program is unable to grant the following types of requests:
Requests can include a special dinner out with family or friends, a short trip, visits with family or friends or something that would enhance quality of life for the recipient. Past gifts include:
To begin the application process, you will need to send the following:
A completed application, including personal letter, and application form should be mailed to the If Only... Program at the address listed below. Incomplete applications cannot be considered.
If Only... Program
Department of Social Services
741 N. Highland Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
If your request is approved, a representative from DSS will contact you regarding the decision and will help to make the arrangements for your request.