We love giving back, contributing to the community, and helping those in need. But, we often forget that even those close to us may be in need at times. So once a year, around the holidays, our Colleagues make donations to our special Wish Upon A Star Fund, a fund setup to allow us to help out our ATI family (our Colleagues, Guests, Residents, and Students) in times of need.
Though our Colleagues typically donate to the fund each holiday season, to build a fund that will allow us to assist in times of need throughout the year, this month, we raised money for the Fund in a new way. We held our first ever WOW! Magic Yard Sale to benefit the Wish Upon A Star Fund on Saturday, October 24. Through the sale of donated items (donated by friends of ATI as well as our own ATI family), we were able to raise over $800!
“It was awesome to see the Colleagues, Residents, families, and friends come together on a cold, cloudy day to support the WOW! Magic Yard Sale. We raised over $800 for for a good cause,” said Tammy Wilson, Specialized Housing Manager. “Thank you to (Colleagues) Glenys and Karen for behind the force behind this event,” she added of the event organizers.
“American Training really is a family,” Tammy concluded.
Thank you! Thanks to those who donated items, those who stopped by to purchase items, those who stopped by to make donations, those who brought hot coffee, donuts, and pizza, and those who organized and ran the event. All of you helped us raise money that will allow us to help our ATI Family in times of need. You understand Every Life Matters!
Check out photos from the day below.