Despite the chill in the air, a steady stream of vehicles made their way through LindenGrove’s “A Cup Full of Care – Toiletries Drive” donation line Thursday morning, January 20th. In exchange for a toiletry item for the Waukesha Free Clinic, donors enjoyed a piping hot cup of Berres Brothers coffee or hot chocolate and a coaster handmade by a LindenGrove resident.
“It’s a great day! A Cup Full of Care was a huge success!” exclaims Deb Holtan, LindenGrove’s Senior Care Counselor, and organizer of the toiletries drive. “Thank you to all of the local businesses who helped us collect toiletry items and to Berres Brothers for donating coffee for this event. We couldn’t have done it without you!”
According to Waukesha Free Clinic’s executive director Amy Vega, the toiletries drive collected over $10,000 worth of items that will benefit the low-income community in Waukesha County. “My staff and I are completely blown away by the support and are eager to ramp up our patient ‘resource center’ thanks to all of these amazing items” she says. Waukesha Free Clinic’s mission is to support the health and well-being of uninsured, underinsured, and low-income friends and neighbors who reside, work, or attend school in the Waukesha County community.
In December, LindenGrove Communities teamed up with St. James Church and the Elegant Farmer in Mukwonago for the “Cookies for a Cause” fundraising event that raised over $4,000 for the United for Waukesha Community Fund and the Jackson Sparks family. “At LindenGrove, we’re all a part of the Waukesha community, both residents and staff and it’s great to be able to give back” says Deb Holtan. Looking forward, LindenGrove will team up with Big Brothers Big Sisters for “Read, Lead, Succeed” a book donation drive. “We will be putting together an event that allows the community an opportunity to donate children’s books in exchange for a beautiful bookmarker made by a ‘Little’ and a LindenGrove resident” she notes.
Mark your calendars for Saturday March 12th from 8AM to noon for “Read, Lead, Succeed” to be held at the Waukesha LindenGrove campus parking lot. Contact Deb Holtan at (414) 335-6696 with questions or donation opportunities.
Over the past 30 years LindenGrove Communities has built a strong reputation for helping seniors find quality, affordable options for health and residential services. We offer a continuum of care that includes assisted living, advanced assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and non-medical in-home services.