June 23, 2022

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Friendship Village Garden Gals ‘adopt’ a family for the holidays

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The Garden Gals of Friendship Village senior living neighborhood in Schaumburg are the two dozen ladies who stay in Crosswell Trace, the private back garden properties on the periphery of the campus.

Prior to COVID, the gals received together socially just about every thirty day period for a planned activity. While that observe was suspended, the women’s experience of great fortune and benevolence amplified.

“We are obtaining by way of COVID feeling secured and protected at Friendship Village,” said backyard garden residence resident Nancy Horney. “We experience like we required to pay out it ahead. We also preferred to honor Charlene Gulik, a Back garden Gal who handed absent earlier this year.”

Gulik was really active at the Church of the Holy Spirit, which all through the holiday break period sponsors a Supplying Tree. The program permits members to “adopt” a neighborhood family, buying things on their Christmas want record. The Backyard garden Gals took on a solitary doing the job mom with 4 small children.

“We lifted a lot more than $600. The mother experienced penned down what all the young children desired. (Fellow Yard Gal) Joanne Wagner and I took the list along with our discounted discount coupons at Kohl’s and other suppliers and acquired anything they’d inquire for, together with some extras.

“The children all needed wintertime jackets, and we acquired awesome kinds, together with some trousers and shirts, toys and a spouse and children game. The mom hadn’t asked for anything for herself, but we bought her a $100 reward card at Walmart and a $50 present card at Concentrate on,” stated Horney, who has lived at Friendship Village for three many years with her husband.

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“Final week, we experienced a gift-wrapping get together although we loved cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. All of the gifts were then taken to the church in a lot of time for Xmas.”

For information, call (847) 884-5110 or visit www.FriendshipVillage.org.

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