Elderwood partners with Salvation Army to bring the “Gift of Warmth” to those in need

Nicolette Silluzio, property manager at Elderwood Independent Living, left, with Mave Milligan, on right, community relations coordinator at Elderwood Assisted Living at Cheektowaga shows off a barrel of donations. (Contributed)
Nicolette Silluzio, property manager at Elderwood Independent Living, left, with Mave Milligan, on right, community relations coordinator at Elderwood Assisted Living at Cheektowaga shows off a barrel of donations. (Contributed)

CHEEKTOWAGA – Elderwood once again partnered with The Salvation Army to host a “Gift of Warmth” campaign across their campuses in order to help those in need in our community.

The partnership started with The Salvation Army stated two years ago.

Collections barrels were placed at Elderwood’s Independent Patio Homes, Assisted Living, Sub-Acute Rehabilitation, and Long Term Skilled Nursing facilities and residents, family members, staff and the community donated new hats, gloves, and scarves.  Many residents even hand-knit items to help those in need.

Three full barrels of items were collected and The Salvation Army was able to distribute all the items just before the snow storm hit in early February.  The Gift of Warmth items were split between the Emergency Family Assistance Department and the Homeless Street Feed Program.

“What an ideal time for those in need to receive warm hats, gloves, scarves and coats collected by the folks at Elderwood at Cheektowaga,” said Bryanna Gwitt, Events and Volunteer Coordinator at The Salvation Army Buffalo Area Services.

Elderwood at Cheektowaga provides skilled nursing care, specialized sub-acute, and rehabilitation care, assisted living and independent living.

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