Letter to the Editor

Donors make a difference at Hillcrest

Friday, September 10, 2010

EDITOR'S NOTE -- The following is the final in a series of letters in recognition of Donor Appreciation Week:

"Investing in all Generations served by Hillcrest" is the mission of Hillcrest Nursing Home Foundation which supports Hillcrest Nursing Home, Hidden Pines Assisted Living and the Little Folks Childcare Center. Donors have truly made a difference wherever you look in the facility.

As you enter the front electronic doors from the west, you are walking through a project funded by the annual fundraiser. The lovely renovated dining room had support from several donors as well as the updated sun porch, a favorite place for numerous residents and family members. The beautiful stained glass living room windows depicting a Red Willow valley are donor-driven. A recent project with donor support is the Red Splendor Garden, a true transformation of space.

Hillcrest Nursing Home Foundation is grateful for the support of our updated scholarship/tuition reimbursement program - "Hillcrest Homegrown" which now provides $5,000 for students pursuing their Registered Nursing Degree and $2,000 for Licensed Practical Nursing Degrees. Donors have seen the difference that an education makes for our facility and the community.

Hillcrest was built in 1963 and has had numerous changes.

The Foundation started in 1989 and will continue to support the improvements to Hillcrest that makes our facility more than brick and mortar.

For our mothers and fathers, grandmas and grandpas, aunts and uncles, friends and neighbors, Hillcrest is "Home." We appreciate the donors who help us make a difference in their lives through their support.

Denise Ringenberg

Foundation Director

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