For nearly 15 years, the staff members of the Greenfield Health & Rehabilitation Center, part of The Greenfields Continuing Care Community in Lancaster, have helped people in need. Every year, staff members from each department help shop, wrap, and deliver gifts and supplies for people served through Child & Family Services of WNY.
It all started with one department adopting one or two families and, over the years has grown so that now nearly every staff member participates in some way. This has made it possible to make the holidays a happier time for more than a dozen families each year.
Initially there were bake sales, car washes and special lunches to raise funds for the people that staff calls “our families.” Before long, basket raffles, an annual chicken barbeque, and “The Greenfields Cookbook,” which involved contributions from staff throughout the entire Greenfield Campus, were added.
“The staff of The Greenfields is very dedicated to helping those in need,” says Darlene Crispell, Administrator of GreenField Health & Rehabilitation Center. “We are grateful that our small contribution benefits families in WNY. What is really astounding is to see the incredibly positive impact this project has on each of us.”