CRETE | The employees of St. James Manor & Villas, 1251 E. Richton Road, have donated $6,471.92 and a multitude of toiletries and diapers to St. Joseph’s Carmelite Home, 4840 Grasselli St. in East Chicago, through their annual Hope for the Holidays fundraiser.
Through a combination of hosting several fundraising events, including their Holiday Extravaganza vendor fair, several internal fundraisers and cash donations from staff and residents' family members, St. James Manor & Villas was able to give back to the local community and make the holiday season a little brighter for many.
“St. James Manor & Villas is committed to strengthening the community we serve, both in Indiana and Illinois," said Janet Breed, executive director. "Supporting organizations like St. Joseph’s Carmelite Home helps to make a difference by improving the quality of life in our community. At St. James Manor & Villas we are constantly striving to make a positive difference in our surrounding area."
St. Joseph’s Carmelite Home is a nonprofit for family and child services, offering comprehensive care with a residential treatment center and emergency shelter so no children need to be homeless. Since giving refuge to one frightened child nearly 100 years ago, the Carmelite sisters have, literally, opened their hearts and homes to children in crisis. The home now serves about 200 children and their families annually.
The “Hope for the Holidays” fundraiser is a companywide initiative in which each of the Trilogy Health Services communities across a five-state area participated, each designating their own local charity as the recipient.