As my term as President of Levindale Auxiliary comes to an end, I am filled with such gratitude and appreciation to be surrounded
by this group of wonderful women who selflessly give of their time and
talents to work toward our mission. For the Levindale Auxiliary, it's
all about brightening and enhancing the lives of our Residents.
We were very successful this year in raising funds to contribute
to the Recreation Therapy Department so that they could provide the
many "extras" that our residents enjoy - field trips to local
restaurants and sporting events, entertainment such as dancers and
musicians, ice cream and snowball parties bingo prizes, and movies. Our monthly sales for employees have been a tremendous source of
income, selling items such as cookware, electronics, pocketbooks and
luggage, uniforms, shoes and more. It is due to the efforts of our our
multi-talented Auxiliary Administrative Assistant, Faye Brand, that
these sales have been such a success.
Other sources of funds for the Auxiliary have been our beautiful
contribution cards. Please think of us when you would like to
acknowledge a life event of a friend or relative. We've chosen some
lovely new designs for these personalized cards, and they are greatly
appreciated. Lest you think that the Auxiliary is all about FUNDraising, that
is not the case. We are also about FUNraising. There is nothing that
the members of our Auxiliary enjoy more than interacting with the
residents - whether it be serving drinks and snacks at Happy Hour,
scooping ice cream at a Sundae party, or cooling off with snowballs. We
love celebrating holidays with the residents - distributing New Years
cards for Rosh Hashanah, partying in the Sukkah, delivering Chanakah
gifts to each resident. We look forward each year to our annual Face to
Face, where we entertain residents and their families and guests.
It is with much excitement, that we look forward to the coming year. At our installation on May 9, 2016, our new slate of officers will be installed, and our new president, Marcia Bornfriend, will be taking over the gavel. This group of dynamic, enthusiastic women will be fulfilling a great mission of the Auxiliary. We welcome you to join us in this endeavor.
Thank you for all that you do!