Posted: August 10, 2021
School is around the corner, and with it, a flood of school supplies at—perhaps surprisingly—none other than Holly Creek Life Plan Community in Centennial. Backpacks, pens, paper, staplers and the like piled up in boxes near the community’s library. The goal? Supplies are being packed into donated backpacks and distributed to kids and grandkids of the community’s own employees.
“Because we care, we want to offer this gift for those who need it,” has been the theme of the initiative, with signs providing a list of around 25 items needed for each backpack by age group (elementary, middle and high school).
“The people who work here are so good to the people who live here,” shared Holly Creek resident Sue Sherman. “The school drive is a great way to share with employees just how much we appreciate them.”
A teacher herself, Sue donated calculators for both middle and high schoolers as part of the drive.
“I know how important it is for the kids to be ready for school and have all the things they need,” she explained, “And how they hate to say ‘I don’t have that.’ ”
Sue is not the only one. The drive kicked off July 19th, and by the time it wrapped up on August 8th, the Holly Creek team exceeded its goal—collecting an impressive number of backpacks, enough supplies to fill 20 trash bags and nearly $2000 in checks for purchasing additional materials. The generous contributions will support not only the children of Holly Creek staff, but also those at its sister communities Someren Glen and Clermont Park.
Located in at 5500 E. Peakview Avenue in Centennial, Colorado, Holly Creek is owned and operated by Denver-based not-for-profit Christian Living Communities. CLC has been providing quality senior care in the south Denver metropolitan area since 1972. More info at https://www.hollycreekcommunity.com/.