Last month the Country Meadow Village bus headed to the Humane Society of Skagit Valley with more than 500 pounds of supplies for the local organization.
Community Outreach Coordinator Stephanie Nichols took on the challenge from other retirement communities, then coordinated the logistics for residents and staff.
The next day, Executive Director Sandra Jensen and Program Director David Bricka presented $1,500 to Kaaren Flint and Jennifer Pitner, representatives from Hospice of the Northwest, at the retirement community’s Christmas Party. The funds were generated by proceeds from Kathy’s Kloset, a consignment shop set up by team member Kathy Richter for the residents and staff.
“With this donation, we will be able to provide a wide range of services for patients under hospice care, like music and massage therapy,” Flint told the crowd during the event. “We are so grateful for your generosity.”
During the past 13 years, Village Concepts Country Meadow Village has donated more than $24,000 to various nonprofit organizations as part of the greater philanthropy of their parent company. Some of the groups benefiting have been the Meals on Wheels program at the Sedro-Woolley Senior Center, the Oso Community for relief from the mudslide, and, most recently, the Helping Hands Food Bank and Solution Center.