Sparked Into Action
Electrical workers light the spirit of the holidays
The year Dan Pollard—former president of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 640 (IBEW Local 640)—selected Hacienda HealthCare as Local 640’s signature charity, it was a hallmark year.
The world’s population exceeded six billion; Lance Armstrong won his first Tour de France; and everyone partied because it was literally 1999.
Though the popularity of Prince’s “1999” can be debated today, there’s no question that Local 640 remains a powerful and enthusiastic supporter of Hacienda and all of the special lives entrusted to our care.
Thank you, IBEW Local 640, for lighting up the spirits of all of our residents this holiday season!
Protecting the joy of the holidays through kindness and generosity
Camera crews from all of the Valley’s major news stations were on the scene when Phoenix Police Department officers paraded through Hacienda’s halls armed with holiday gifts for Hacienda’s residents.
“Blue Santa” and special guests, Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams and retired Phoenix police lieutenant Rob Settembre, led their fellow officers in this year’s gift parade.
This holiday tradition started in 1989 and has endured for the last 27 years thanks to the generosity of officers who believe in making a difference. We offer our thanks to “Blue Santa” and the Phoenix police officers who decked our halls with joy and made a difference in special lives this holiday season.
Eight et Forty
Departmental Arizona 8 & 40 members have been supporting Hacienda HealthCare since the 1980s! To celebrate the 2016 Holiday Season, the ladies chose to sponsor Townley Medical Group Home—a medical group home for women with intellectual disabilities. Gifts were delivered to Townley by Arizona 8 & 40 President, Sherry Jones. Sherry and her cohorts graciously donated gifts, as well as stuffed animals and handmade quilts. The group also surprised Hacienda with a check! Townley residents and staff were deeply moved by the love and generosity of this group. We’re grateful to Sherry and Departmental Arizona 8 & 40 for their continued dedication and support of Hacienda’s programs.
Our friends at Massage Envy sponsored several of our group homes for the Holidays for the fifth year in a row! Employees selflessly gave of their time, treasures and love to show our group home residents true compassion and holiday cheer. Thanks to such altruism, group home residents experienced a festive and fun Holiday season. Our residents and staff are immensely grateful and appreciate your time and kindheartedness!
Level 3 Communications Colors with Joy
“…to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with.” – Mark Twain
Level 3 Communications’ largest employee resource group, Women’s Employee Resource Group, or WERG, rallied its local members to join in the spirit of giving over the holidays.
For weeks, the ladies of WERG worked with their colleagues at Level 3 Communication to collect donations of craft supplies that would soon restock DTA’s (Day Training for Adults) dwindling supply.
Two weeks after the Thanksgiving holiday, seven ladies from WERG delivered a crafter’s dream haul. The size of which moved Helen Wade, Director of Vocational and Day Program Services, to tears.
As Helen gleefully sorted through the supplies, one of the women in the group spoke up to describe how the WERG learned about Hacienda. Betty Boles shared that her father was a resident of Hacienda Skilled Nursing Facility several years ago.
Betty recalled with fondness the care her father received before his passing, and the joy that all the residents received from exercising their creativity. To Betty, making the ask to WERG to adopt Hacienda came with ease.
The genuine kindness and generosity of the ladies that made the delivery was remarkable. We’re honored that the memory of Betty’s father colored Hacienda’s DTA with joy.