Holiday Retirement’s Fox Run Estates hosts banana split party for SafeHaven
Residents, staff and community volunteers at Holiday Retirement’s Fox Run Estates came together to put on a sweet fundraiser for a cause that supports friends and the future. And when all was said and done, they found that giving back has rarely tasted so good.
The team behind the fundraiser decided that National Banana Split Day, or Aug. 25, was the perfect time to take action to help local Arlington, Texas children head back to school with all the supplies they need to stay focused, successful and confident.
The plan? Step one: Bring everyone together — invite friends, family and the community at large. Step two: Make and sell delicious, refreshing banana splits for $5 a piece. After all, it’s tough to beat ice cream on a hot summer day. Step three: Donate all of the proceeds to SafeHaven for the purchase of school supplies. And finally, step four: Make some memories along the way.
SafeHaven, a domestic violence shelter serving women and children in Tarrant County, Texas, has long been a cause close to the hearts of the residents and staff at Fox Run Estates.
Rhonda Hill, enrichment coordinator at Fox Run Estates, said that the bond between the residents and the people they are serving has always been an important part of their connection to, and work with, SafeHaven.
“One of the wonderful things that I observed during the party was the interaction of the residents with the children. It just reiterates how precious children are and what an amazing service SafeHaven provides for the women and children of Tarrant County to keep them safe and give them new starts.”
One afternoon with good company (and good ice cream) brought the Texas community a little closer and gave deserving kids confidence heading into the new school year. We can’t wait to see what the next one will accomplish.
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