The Cottages Assisted Living & Memory Care feel it is so important to “Give Back” to the communities that many of our residents grew up in and supported throughout their lives. That is why we started “The Cottages Give Back” program. We look within our local communities and identify areas that The Cottages can “Give Back” to those in need.
Give Back Program
Giveback to Pastor Zaklan
The Cottages of Payette held a tamale fundraiser for our “Give Back” program on behalf of Pastor Zaklan. Due to the efforts and support of the community we were able to present him with a $1000 check. The money will be used to help offset the cost of his relocation to Seattle for medical treatment due to leukemia.
Give Back to Make-A-Wish Idaho
As part of our “Give Back” program, The Cottages gave a $500 sponsorship to the Make a Wish Idaho program. Make A Wish helps grant the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions. We are honored to be able to “Give Back” to our local children in need.
If you would like to help make a child’s wish come true visit http://idaho.wish.org/
Give Back to Becky’s Dance Company
The Cottages take great pride in being able to help people develop their talents and abilities. That is why we have been providing a monthly scholarship for the past 10+ years to Becky’s Dance Company. This allows the students the opportunity to continue to dance that otherwise might not have been able to. We thank Becky’s Dance Company for providing an environment that allows our youth to grow. It is an honor to be able to “Give Back” to their organization and students!
“The Cottages has offered scholarships to some of my students for many years now. It has been a great thing. It has allowed several girls the opportunity to either try something new or stick with something they love. If it weren’t for The Cottages and their scholarships, many of these young students wouldn’t have the opportunity to learn and enjoy the fine art of dance.”
~ Becky Abbott, Owner
Give Back to Our Troops
The Cottages saw an opportunity to Give Back to our troops. The administrator, Nicole, has a fiancé who is serving in the National Guard, so we wanted a way to support our troops. The Cottages of Middleton has joined the Adopt-A-Platoon organization and is sending care packages to a troop that is serving overseas. We will be sending packages and following them through their deployment through December. We all had a great time putting the packages together and hope the troops enjoy the treats we’ve sent them!
Give Back to Black Canyon High School
The Cottages saw an opportunity to help in the special needs class at Emmett’s Black Canyon High School. Their needs were great, but we were able to provide an assortment of supplies that would make their lives a little easier each day. It was an emotional experience having our residents and team members present our gifts and get to know each special child. We were amazed to see how such little things could have such a big impact. We have some fun pictures on our Facebook page, and our friends from Black Canyon high school made a beautiful video that captured events from that day. Since 2013 we have continued to provide supplies that are needed each year and enjoy visiting the classroom on a regular basis. Click here to watch video
Give Back to Our Senior Centers
At The Cottages We recognize how important our Senior Centers are to our local communities. Our residents and staff visit them frequently because we enjoy interacting with those that have helped develop our communities. Did you know all senior centers within the state operate on an extremely low monthly budget? This is why we are proud each month to have the privilege to “Give Back” to our local seniors and help our Senior Centers by supplying coffee and coffee cups. We find it a great honor to be able to do so and thank our Senior Centers for all that they do!
Give Back to Our School Children
The Cottages of Mountain Home teamed up with The River of Life Family Workshop Center in Mountain Home to put together 192 backpacks filled with school supplies for the “I Got Your Backpack,” program. Many businesses and organizations from the Mountain Home area donated the backpacks and school supplies that were delivered to the local schools on the first day of the school year. We continue to support this cause each year. What a wonderful way to give back to our community!
Give Back to Alzheimer’s Association
The Cottages is dedicated to helping individuals and their families who suffer from the effects of Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. This year The Cottages wrote a check to The Alzheimer’s Association in the amount of $8000.00. Our Cottages teams raise money throughout the year doing various fundraisers. We are proud of our team and will continue to support this cause and work towards making a positive difference. The Cottages has been the largest corporate contributor for the Idaho Alzheimer’s Walk for four years in a row!