There’s a culture of volunteerism at Willow Valley Communities among residents and team members alike. The generosity is quite evident in the amazing total of $52,915 donated last year for our various Community Outreach projects. Our mission of helping children in need enhanced the lives of over 1,700 children throughout Lancaster County during 2019.
In a thank you letter, about our donation of sneakers, received from the children’s program coordinator of the Domestic Violence Shelter; she stated: “The children were so excited to receive their new sneakers. It was so thoughtful of you to include a pair of socks with each pair of shoes; an extra surprise for the children and greatly needed as some leave their homes with very little belongings. Your donations have truly made a difference in the lives of many children.”
We had 340 donors and were able to distribute over 600 gifts to children in need including toys, bedding, winter coats, warm pjs and snow boots. These gifts were received by organizations such as Lancaster County Children and Youth, Families in Transition, Mom’s House of Lancaster, Clare House and others. In 2019, 50 volunteers supported our various Community Outreach efforts and enhanced the lives of over 1,700 children in need in Lancaster County.
A few of the upcoming projects for this year include our 4th Annual Cornhole for a Cause Tournament on April 25th and Project Warmth in the fall, helping children in need stay warm by providing them with a new coat.