Support Us

Donate Dollars

All – 100% – of donations go directly to goods and services for the Residents of Our Island Home.  And are tax deductible.

Friends of Our Island Home has established a charitable fund through the Community Foundation for Nantucket. We direct all monetary donations to CFN and are a Named Fund on their website. They take care of all financial reporting for donors and then fund specific requests approved by FoOIH Board of Directors. The CFN also has grant money available to assist in funding programs that meet their criteria.

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You may also pay via check made payable to “Community Foundation for Nantucket” with FRIENDS OF OUR ISLAND HOME noted on memo line.  The mailing address for check donations is:

Community Foundation for Nantucket

PO Box 204
Nantucket, MA 02554


Donate Goods and Services

Annual magazine or newspaper subscription?  Year of bird food for the feeders?  Commuter books for visiting entertainers?  Let us know if you have something to share and we will try to put it to use!


On the Wish List

A few things that as supporters (and in many cases regular visitors) of Our Island Home see as being helpful to a majority of the residents, their families and visitors to the facility.  We want to encourage the community to be comfortable visiting and spending time with the residents.

  • A street sign on Orange Street – to help guide visitors to Our Island Home their first time.
  • Percussion instruments – for a planned Drumming Circle
  • Art Class for Everyone – a second art class, held weekly, is very popular with the residents.  Six month extensions cost $3000.
  • In-House Theater – not always easy to get out to the movies (show times, wheelchair transportation, movie content).  We have an estimate for turning the dining room into a theatre substitute, complete with popcorn machine!  $9000.
  • Interior common-area chairs – seating for ambulatory residents and guests must be industry-approved for use in skilled nursing facilities.  Most of the current furniture is nearly 30 years old.  Let’s make everyone comfortable while they spend time at Our Island Home!  Estimate for chairs and love-seats – $8700.


Thank You to Our Supporters

Every little bit counts!  We thank the businesses and individual that have stepped forward to help us launch this initiative.


Steve Lindsay
Lindsay, Inc.
Jobe Entertainment
Ryder Electric
Kate O’Connor
Darcy Creech
Alison K. Forsgren
Yvonne DuMont Stelle
Marybeth Gowan
David Lonkevich
Frances Ruley Karttunen
Gail Ellis
Meris Keating
John O’Connor
Atlantic East Nantucket Real Estate
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Bartlett
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth L. Beaugrand
Dr. and Mrs. Richard C. Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Burch
The Cape Cod Five Charitable Foundation Trust
Mary E. Casey & Jeffrey L. Blackwell
Mr. Alfred Crosby and Ms. Fran Karttunen
Ms. Theresa M. Davis
Ms. Penny Dey
Mr. Thomas Duchesneau and Ms. Caroline Dane
Mr. Roger Ernst
Ms. Susan L. Fernald
First Congregational Church
Kenneth L. Gentner
Ms. Doris Glazer
Ms. Genevieve W. Gordon
Ms. Toby A. Greenberg
Ms. Maryanne M. Haigley
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hein
April Jones Lykos
L J Bellevue, Inc
Mrs. Katherine S. Lodge
Mr. and Mrs. Christoph K. Lohmann
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mackay
Mr. Bruce J. Malenfant and Ms. Sarah F. Alger
Ms. Cameron H. Maltby and Mr. Peter K. Sejersen
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Markwardt
Ms. Rita M. Moran
Mr. and Mrs. Al Novissimo
Ms. Erikka Perkins
Mr. Philip N. Shapiro
Mr. Andre Spears and Ms. Anne Rosen
Mr. Gregory C. Sullivan
Mr. Victor K. Tolkan
Ralph Walter and Sandy Bowers
Adal Wendelken
Ms. Dolores M. Wiszuk
Ms. Susan H. Woodley
Peter and Jayne Hamel
Joan Rall
Kerry Flynn
Margaret Fox
Kate O’Riordan
Kate Glidden
Mary Adair Macaire
Beth English

You may also support Our Island Home by volunteering.

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