Bridgewater, NJ–It’s no secret that the holiday season is a time for everyone to come together, spread holiday cheer and give back to the community and those who are in need. The residents of Brandywine Living at Middlebrook Crossing in Bridgewater believe that giving back should be something that is adopted year-round.
Many current residents led active lives participating in community affairs and volunteering their time and services while growing up and raising their families, and to this day they still continue to do just that. Over the past few months, residents and staff members at Middlebrook Crossing planned events and fundraisers to benefit local organizations and charities.
Residents got hands-on to give back to the community and surrounding towns by baking homemade dog treats and collected donations of pet supplies for local animal shelters and the SPCA. They constructed crafts for their very own craft fair that they hosted at the community for their families, friends and the public to purchase with proceeds benefiting the Ronald McDonald House.
“At Brandywine, we encourage our residents to stay active, try something new, share stories, make friends, and have fun! Not only are we passionate about the care and services we provide to our residents, we also enjoy giving back to our community,” said Nancye Snyder, Executive Director at Brandywine Living at Middlebrook Crossing. “With the help of our residents, staff members, families and friends, we all came together to help the greater good and give back to the community.”
Brandywine led a Back to School Supply Drive and partnered with the grammar school’s PTOs to collect school supplies for students who could use their support.
They made thank you cards for their local police departments and those in service, put together bags of toiletries for the homeless, hosted a car wash for the Wounded Warrior Project and even held a tricky tray fundraiser with all donations going to the Alzheimer’s Association. A total of $1,675 was raised and distributed amongst these organizations and charities.
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