LEWISBURG – The 21st Annual Grande Illumination event recently held at RiverWoods Senior Living Community raised more than $24,000 for benevolent care, which is used to cover expenses for residents who have outlived their resources. This event provides the opportunity for donors to honor and remember loved ones, or to name someone who has blessed them, by sponsoring a luminary in tribute to a family member, neighbor or friend.
This year, there were 216 donors and $24,750 was raised, which is $2,500 more than last year’s event. Under the guidance of RiverWoods’ residents, nearly 100 community volunteers, in addition to residents and staff, helped to place and light luminaries throughout the campus December 12 and 13. They then returned to the RidgeCrest café for cocoa and cookies donated by Country Cupboard.
“As a faith based not-for-profit organization, benevolent care continues to be our highest priority,” says Sue Jamison, Donor Relations and Community Outreach for Albright Care Services. “It takes a lot of resident involvement and leadership as well as the many volunteers for this to be successful year after year.”
About 1,000 luminaries are lit across the RiverWoods campus. Jamison said, “Beautiful glowing lights are a beacon of hope and a tradition each year at RiverWoods during the holiday season.” To make a donation to benevolent care at RiverWoods Senior Living Community, you can visit Giving.AlbrightCare.org.
RiverWoods Senior Living Community is owned and operated by Albright Care Services, a faith-based non-profit corporation that serves all of central Pennsylvania. Albright also owns and operates Normandie Ridge Senior Living Community in York; Living Independence For the Elderly (LIFE) sites in Williamsport, Lebanon and Lancaster; and manages Warrior Run Manor, a HUD-approved housing complex in Watsontown. For more information on Albright, visit AlbrightCare.org