Donating over 400 pounds!

On Wednesday November 23, 2011, Courtyard Estates of Peoria delivered over 400 lbs of donated food to Salvation Army. Courtyard Estates of Peoria, Peoria’s newest Senior Living Community, sponsored a food drive to collect non-perishable food items to donate to the Salvation Army to help those in need during this holiday season.

 “Our community has so many seniors that truly believe in giving back and supporting the community and that is why this food drive was so successful.” States Ms. Amanda Hendricks, Admission and Marketing Director for Courtyard Estates of Peoria. “It truly is a blessing to be surrounded by so many kind hearted seniors”

 The food drive was a collaborative effort between employees, residents and their family and friends. Courtyard Estates of Peoria, as a business, and their residents believe in giving back to the community and helping to provide for those who are less fortunate. Residents and employees side by side banded together to collect food items to help those in need. In less than three weeks, over 400 pounds had been collected.

 “The holidays can be a difficult time financially for many families and we wanted to find a way to ensure that those families had Thanksgiving Dinner on their tables, it just seemed like the right thing to do!” stated Hendricks

 Laurie Paxton, Courtyard Estates Director stated “It was really exciting to see the residents talk about donating and really want to get involved with giving back. You could see the joy in their faces when they put their items in the donation boxes. That is a true sign of what a great community we have”

 After the great success of their Food Drive, Courtyard Estates of Peoria has decided to host a clothing drive in the month of December. They will be collecting all sizes of clothing including coats, gloves, hats and mittens between now and December 19th. A drop box is available for donations in the lobby at Courtyard Estates of Peoria, 117 N Western Ave Peoria IL.

 For more information on Courtyard Estates of Peoria, please contact Courtyard Estates of Peoria at 309-674-2400.