IHM Wish List 2016-2017

IHM donors have always been very generous when it comes to supporting the sisters. Now they have a unique opportunity to make life a little easier for the IHM Motherhouse residents.

Below is an updated wish list that highlights the 2016-2017 funding priorities. There are variety of items and gift ranges from which to choose.  Your gift of support will benefit the entire community, especially our retired sisters living within the Motherhouse.

After you have chosen the item(s) you wish to support, click on the Wish List button below to make a gift.

We are grateful to the many benefactors who support the IHM congregation. If you have questions, please contact the IHM Development Office at 734-240-9860 or develop@ihmsisters.org.

wish list gift



2016-2017 wish list

Health Care, Memory Care

Recliner Chairs
Recliner chairs provide added comfort and help to reduce leg swelling. They are used in health care and memory care.

  • Cost: $1,000 each
  • Need: 30
  • Total Cost: $30,000

Vital Signs Blood Pressure Monitors
New blood pressure machines to replace exhausted equipment in health care and memory care.

  • Cost: $2,400 each
  • Need: two
  • Total Cost: $4,800

Arjo Sara Stedy Transfer Device
These devices safely assist staff with resident transfers.

  • Cost: $2,500 each
  • Need: three
  • Total Cost: $7,500

PVC Shower Chair
The shower chair provides assistance to post-stroke residents or those unable to bend their joints easily.

  • Cost: $560 each
  • Need: four
  • Total Cost: $2,240

Phillips HeartStart Onsite Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs)
New AEDs needed to upgrade and replace our current emergency response equipment.

  • Cost: $1,410 each
  • Need: four
  • Total Cost: $5,640

One of the four AEDs needed has been generously donated!

Sit to Stand Transfer Device
This lifting equipment will assist our staff with safe resident transfers – one position to another.

  • Cost: $1,200
  • Need: one

Invacare Electrical Hospital Beds
These beds will provide comfort and support to our residents and replace outdated equipment.

  • Cost: $1,250 each
  • Need: seven
  • Total Cost: $8,750

Physical Therapy

Nu-Step Recumbent Cross Trainer
The Nu-Step Cross Trainer will provide our residents the benefit of total body workout with a sturdy grab bar for safety and security, smooth and natural stepping movements, easy arm adjustments, comfortable swivel seating and supportive and stable foot pedals.

  • Cost: $4,100
  • Need: one


Baxter Bakery Oven
The existing bakery oven was purchased in 1967 and is in need of replacement. All baking is done by scratch, which is a cost savings and provides higher quality baked goods for the sisters. The new oven includes a rotating double rack and is energy-efficient.

  • Cost: $33,200
  • Need: one


Whirlpool Duet Washers and Dryers
Washers and dryers don’t last forever. We are in need of replacing a few of these machines in the Motherhouse.

  • Cost: $1,500
  • Need: 10
  • Total Cost: $15,000

Toshiba Televisions
These wall-mounted units replaced our aged TVs and free up space in resident rooms.

  • Cost: $300 each
  • Need: 49
  • Total Cost: $14,700

One of the 49 televisions needed has been generously donated!

Invacare Pipeless Free Standing Side Entry Bathing Tub with Lift and Transporter

The Invacare TheraPure free-standing side entry whirlpool bathing tub allows ambulatory residents to enter and exit the tub safely. When used, residents will enjoy increased blood flow and circulation, pain relief and faster healing. The bathing seat lift is designed with a soft seat for enhancing resident comfort and engineered to make transfers easy and safe.

  • Cost: $13,000 each
  • Need: five
  • Total Cost: $65,000

Motherhouse Chapel Furnishings

The Chapel furnishings were designed by Richard Helgeson. The design elements of these pieces flow from the beauty of the Motherhouse Chapel.

Altar Candle Stands

  • Cost: $1,200 each
  • Total Cost: $2,400

Both alter candle stands have been generously donated!


  • Cost: $7,200
  • Need: one

Processional Candle Stands

  • Cost: 1.100 each
  • Need: two
  • Total Cost: $2,200

Blessing Font

  • Cost: $2,600

The blessing font has been generously donated!