June 16, 2023

“Help a Hero” Fundraiser Raises Over $600 to Support our US Troops Overseas!

A resident enjoys a baked good from the bake sale fundraiser.

Our Life Enrichment Team at the Leavitt Family Jewish Home has been busy cooking up some fundraising fun for our residents! In search of a meaningful way for our residents to spend their Bingo winnings, Cheryl Gumlaw and her staff coordinated a June 7th bake-off with tasty treats to raise funds for our US Troops overseas. Over $600 was raised, which will go towards the purchase of toiletries, snacks, and other essentials.

Residents cheered on our Life Enrichment Team as they baked delicious goodies while reminiscing, singing along to music, and making greeting cards to add to the boxes of supplies being sent overseas. Michael’s Café was brightly decorated and displayed a wide array of delectable desserts. Favorites included: Cheryl’s Famous Peanut Butter Balls, Banana Zucchini and Pumpkin Brads, Homemade Cinnamon Buns, Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Ghirardelli Fudgy Brownies (Sugar free as well!), White Chocolate Dipped Pretzels, Dianne’s famous Chocolate Mint Cupcakes, Lemon Cookies and Butterscotch/Chinese Noodle Crunchies, Tony’s Lemon Bars, Oatmeal Bars, Butterscotch “Dollies,” Holly’s Chocolate/Peanut Butter Reese’s Cupcakes, Banana Bumps, Autumn’s Patriotic M&M Cookies, Lemon Cupcakes and Raspberry Jelly Squares.

The bake-off provides a means for residents to spend their Bingo prize money while raising money for a very good cause! Staff and family members supported the bake sale as well. By overall consensus, the “Help a Hero Fundraiser” was a big hit and plans are underway to repeat the event on a quarterly basis. Everyone left with a smile and a very tasty assortment of treats!