Drop to Drive Photos and Video

On Wednesday afternoon, September 18, more than 800 golf balls were dropped from the sky by the Watertown Fire Department for the Ives Hill “Drop to Drive” fundraising event in Watertown. Each golf ball signified a $5 contribution towards a new vehicle for the transportation of Ives Hill residents. Stay tuned for how much money was raised!

If you’d still like to contribute to the fundraising, click here!

See more images and watch video from the event from the Watertown Daily Times.


Heritage Ministries, the parent company of Ives Hill, was founded as the Orphanage and Homes of the Free Methodist Church in 1886 and has grown from its original campus in Gerry, NY, to six locations in New York with additional affiliations in the states of Washington, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. As a not-for-profit provider of senior care and housing, Heritage is a leader in the industry, employing approximately 1,500 team members, and serving over 2,500 individuals annually. With locations in New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Washington, Heritage and its affiliates provide rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, independent retirement housing, and assisted living. The Homestead Stables provides intergenerational equestrian opportunities as well as boarding, training, and lessons. In addition, childcare is provided at two campuses, allowing for intergenerational programs. For more information on Heritage Ministries, please visit www.heritage1886.org.