Due to COVID-19, LCFS has re-imagined our events to ensure that our staff, volunteers, and donors can all remain as safe as possible during this unprecedented time. We currently are planning to have a blend of virtual and in-person opportunities.
We will be offering a monthly Caregiver Support virtual opportunity - check back soon to see what coming up in February!
Join LCFS and Applegate-Dillman for a virtual presentation on Skin Care and Self-Care. Esthetician Stephanie Wright from Cheek2Chic MedSpa will provide insight and tips for a happy and healthy new year!
Recently Completed Events:
Thanks to the generosity of our LCFS and Foundation Board members, who contributed matching funds of $11,500, LCFS had a very successful #GivingTuesday campaign to raise funds for Pando supportive services. Stay tuned for our final report!
Join us on Sunday, November 14, 2021 from 2-4 p.m. in the LCFS Chapel!
LCFS is hosting an Afternoon Tea and Silent Auction to benefit Pando. Art from local artists are the highlight of the silent auction - and there are other items as well. Please join us for an afternoon of fellowship as we raise funds to support young adults who have experienced homelessness! Scan the QR Code in the the program flyer to register.
Caregiver Support Programming - 2021 Sessions
Through 2021, our friends at Applegate & Dillman extended the invitation for LCFS supporters to join them for these virtual experiences. In March, the program had a special guest - Board Certified Music Therapist Allegra Hein - to share about the benefits of music to our mental and physical health. In April, we were joined by Kimberly Wilson from Marquette Manor, who provides the materials and instructions to make a spring wreath. In May, all participants were provided with beautiful fresh flowers to make their own fresh floral arrangement under the guidance of a professional florist! Summer brought opportunities for building a birdhouse and learning about how to welcome birds to their new home in June; Christmas in July; the advantages of plant-based diets in August. This fall we have discussed creating a Legacy Letter in September, Photography and Scrapbooking in October, Aromatherapy in November, and Christmas Cookie recipe exchange in December.
If you missed these events, we are planning additional opportunities to support caregivers in the coming months. Stay tuned for more information!
Sven just returned from his annual walk to benefit the Sharing Place! This year, he walked through the Alps in Germany. He again dedicated this year's walk to Christel DeHaan who passed away last year. It's not to late to support the Sharing Place and Sven's 2021 walk! Donations can be made online or by sending a check to the Foundation for LCFS. Please note 2021 Sven Walk on your donation! Thanks for your support!
Thank to all our volunteers who joined us at Ft. Harrison State Park! We had a wonderful afternoon as we recognized our volunteers and raised funds to support our Sharing Place Food Pantry. We were honored to have Jennifer Vigran, the CEO of Second Helpings, join us as our keynote speaker and Dylan Allison, the Ft. Harrison Naturalist as a guest speaker!
Thank you to all who came to celebrate our Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony! We also hoped that you enjoyed the panel discussion earlier that day in the LCFS Chapel and that you gained more information about Pando and some of the challenges associated with youth homelessness. Pando Aspen Grove of Community Heights (Pando) Permanent Supportive Housing is now open! Please check out our video page for links to recent news coverage.
The Kind Walk/Run/Bike Event on 5/22/21 at White River State Park was a great success! Thanks to all the participants and our wonderful sponsors who helped make this day possible.