Sometimes the unexpected happens and a little extra help is needed. ASC employees go above and beyond each day to serve our customers and each other. So we are proud to provide them that extra help through our Share to Care fund.
Share to Care Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization funded by donations. The fund was developed to provide financial assistance and temporary relief for employees and/or their families encountering sudden financial hardship due to unexpected life events such as a natural disaster, major illness, or a non-work-related accident.
Anyone can make contributions to the Share to Care fund easily using PayPal.
ASC employees can also enroll in a payroll deduction where an amount of their choosing is automatically deducted from each paycheck and deposited into the Share to Care fund.
In much the same way that many droplets of rain can quickly fill a bucket, the many small contributions from throughout our ASC family all help to create an impactful resource for our employees in time of need.
To apply for Share to Care assistance please review the eligibility criteria detailed below to ensure the minimum requirements are met prior to completing an assistance grant application. You can access the grant application here. All applications will be treated as confidential. Please include all supporting documentation as outlined in the eligibility criteria section. Supporting documentation and application can be emailed to SharetoCare@ASCCare.com or given to the Payroll/Benefits Contact at your community who will forward the documents for review.
Assistance Eligibility Criteria
Share to Care Fund, Inc. is intended to provide basic necessities and temporary relief to those who encounter sudden financial hardship due to unexpected life events such as natural disaster, fires, major auto accidents, major illness or non-work-related accidents.
The Share to Care Fund is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization funded by donations from American Senior Communities employees/companies/affiliates and others to provide basic necessities and temporary relief to those who encounter sudden financial hardship due to unexpected life events such as natural disaster, major illness or non-work-related accidents.
Payroll deduction via the digital link here: Share to Care Payroll Deduction Form . Also, via PayPal on www.asccare.com/sharetocare/ or a one-time donation. We also host events and other opportunities throughout the year to raise contributions.
Talk to your Payroll/Benefit Contact at your facility to complete the digital link to cancel your payroll elections
Employees who sign up for automatic payroll deductions will see their deductions on each pay stub and annual W-2. One-time donations and community member donations will be provided with an acknowledgement letter near the time of their donation.
You must be an active employee in any status with at least three (3) months of continuous regular employment at the time of application. For the purpose of this program, your most recent hire date will be used. An employee meeting the above criteria and separated within the last thirty (30) days due to employees’ own serious illness or being deceased is also eligible.
The Share to Care Fund is intended to provide basic necessities and temporary relief to those who encounter sudden financial hardship due to unexpected life events such as natural disaster, fires, domestic violence situations that result in homelessness as well major illness or non-work-related accidents. As each situation is unique and needs are different, we always recommend you review the grant application and review more information on the kinds of events that qualify and those that do not found here: https://www.asccare.com/sharetocare/
No. All eligible applications are reviewed by the committee and approvals are based on whether or not the hardship meets the guidelines for assistance.
Share to Care funds will not be granted for situations where an individual is experiencing financial difficulties due to poor financial management, bad judgment or negligence. Also, funds cannot be used for legal fees or fines as well as for any event or financial hardship that is a result of illegal activity committed by the employee or an immediate family member. (Unless the employee is a victim of domestic violence.) Also, funds will not be given to cover student loan debt.
If approved, the committee determines what the appropriate method of payment should be and may direct funds be paid to vendors whom the employees owes a debt to.
The employee must request assistance on their own behalf. If the employee is incapacitated, then a family member may submit on their behalf. In the event of a family member’s submission the committee will ask for evidence to support that the employee is not able to submit on their own behalf.
The selection committee will determine the type and amount of the award based on individual needs and funds, goods and/or services available and other criteria set by the committee.
No, committee decisions are final, so it is important to provide as much information as possible for the committee to make an informed decision.
All donations will be included in one Share to Care Fund, which is available to all stakeholders and community members of American Senior Communities affiliated entities (including Home Office). One fund will work to everyone’s advantage by making the larger pool of funds available to all applicants in their time of need.
For the purpose of this program, immediate family member is defined as legal spouse or legal dependent child up to age 21, unless child is 21 and older and prevented from self-sustaining employment because of a disability, provided the child was incapacitated prior to reaching age 21 and receives over half of their support in the current year from the employee.
Grant applications will be reviewed, and employees will be notified of the decision within seven (7) business days of the application provided all required documentation has been submitted. The review process will not officially begin until all required documentation has been submitted with the completed application. Please be sure to provide as much information as you can including receipts for expenses, bills that you may not be able to pay and other details to speed up the review process. You may be contacted by the review committee regarding additional questions or additional documentation requests.
Complete the Share to Care Grant Application which can be obtained from your Payroll/Benefit Contact at your facility as well as found on our Share to Care Resource page: www.asccare.com/sharetocare/ Be prepared to include all supporting documentation as outlined in the eligibility criteria section, as this will expedite the review process.
We will make every effort to reach out to you to gather additional information if needed. After 3 failed attempts to collect additional information, your application request may be closed.
Only one request for assistance per family, per year, (rolling twelve (12) month calendar) will be granted in 365-day period. Employees cannot apply for the same financial hardship more than once.
Share to Care does not request or collect information with respect to the age, gender, or ethnic background of applicants and does not discriminate with respect to an employee’s age, ethnic background, gender, religion, or sexual preference in the awarding of financial assistance. Read full legal disclaimer.