Friendship Village In Illinois Has Donated $2000 For Academic Scholarships

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For the second consecutive year, the arts and crafts committee at Friendship Village Schaumburg, has donated $2000 to the Friendship Senior Options Foundation to help support academic scholarships for area graduating seniors.

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Stephen Yenchek, CEO/President of Friendship Senior Options said, “Our mantra is ‘Get Set!’ and we believe that education is the key to preparing for the future.

For the second consecutive year, the arts and crafts committee at Friendship Village Schaumburg, has donated $2000 to the Friendship Senior Options Foundation to help support academic scholarships for area graduating seniors.

The arts and crafts committee is completely resident-driven. With a reputation for benevolence, the arts and crafts committee has created hand-made pillows for residents in Friendship Village’s healthcare center and for veterans at Hines VA, blankets for sick children through Project Linus, and more. Of the more than 30 clubs and organizations at Friendship Village, it is also among the only revenue-generating committees. Money is raised through sales of their handcrafted items, as well as through clothing alterations that members of the committee make for fellow residents of Friendship Village. Generally, the money raised is used to purchase supplies for projects, but the decision was made to also use it to support FSO’s scholarship initiative.

Friendship Senior Options sponsors Friendship Village of Schaumburg and GreenFields of Geneva. Both retirement communities have strong ties to young people through their intergenerational programming as well as the employment of high school students. The scholarships are sponsored by Friendship Senior Options Foundation which supports a variety of educational opportunities for residents, associates and people in the community. Stephen Yenchek, CEO/President of Friendship Senior Options said, “Our mantra is ‘Get Set!’ and we believe that education is the key to preparing for the future. We’re proud to offer scholarships to students advancing their education and consider our scholarship program to be one of the many ways we invest in the future of our communities.”

“We are delighted that the arts and crafts committee decided to donate to our scholarship program,” said Kate Garbarek, Friendship Senior Options Foundation manager. “They are a generous group, and it’s inspiring to know that they support what we do. It shows that they are partnering with us to perpetuate our commitment towards education and our youth.”

Friendship Senior Options is the not-for-profit organization that sponsors two of the Chicago area’s leading Continuing Care Retirement Communities: Friendship Village of Schaumburg and GreenFields of Geneva. We are at the forefront of developing innovative solutions to satisfy the critical needs of the senior living marketplace. Friendship Senior Options provides a range of services for seniors in Chicago including independent living assisted living, skilled care, rehabilitation therapy, home services and memory support. For more information, visit http://www.FriendshipSeniorOptions.org or call 847-884-5300.

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