In June, the Phoenix Holocaust Association (PHA) raised funds in order to provide gift cards to show its thanks and support to our community’s caregivers in assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing facilities throughout the Valley. Nearly 300 caregivers at four different senior residences received a grocery store gift card of $60. The initial campaign was supported by a grant from Albertsons Safeway and donations from the community.
PHA exceeded their initial fundraising goal and has continued to receive donations throughout the summer. As a result, another gift card donation was made to caregivers at McDowell Village in Scottsdale (8300 E McDowell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257).
“Caregiver work in senior residences is crucial and demanding, and is typically done with great patience and respect,” said Janice Friebaum, vice president of PHA. “We are thrilled with the overwhelming support of our community and our ability to provide this token of appreciation to these essential workers.”
Michael Brown, executive director of McDowell Village, acknowledges the hard work and dedication of the caregivers on his team. “We have an amazing staff that are dedicated to ensuring our residents have the utmost care and attention,” he said. “We are grateful to the Phoenix Holocaust Association for recognizing our staff with this very generous gift.”
Volunteers with PHA presented the gift cards at a special recognition event on Tuesday, October 27.
About the Phoenix Holocaust Association
The Phoenix Holocaust Association was incorporated in 1985 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. PHA is a partnership of Holocaust survivors, their descendants and the larger community, whose mission is to honor the memory and legacy of the survivors and victims, promote awareness of the Holocaust, provide education of this and other genocides, and contribute to tikkun olam, repair of the world. www.phxha.com
About McDowell Village
McDowell Village is South Scottsdale’s only resort-style senior living community offering independent and assisted living apartment residences. Conveniently located adjacent to the Granite Reef Senior Center, McDowell Village is just minutes from prime shopping, dining, entertainment venues and medical care. McDowell Village residents take pleasure in the low-maintenance lifestyle that is accentuated with high-end services and amenities, and MBK Senior Living’s culture of genuine care. To learn more about McDowell Village visit www.MBKseniorliving.com or call (480) 887-4733.