Benevilla, the West Valley’s premier family services nonprofit, today announced that it is the proud recipient of a $50,000 grant awarded by the The Kemper & Ethel Marley Foundation.
The $50,000 grant through The Kemper & Ethel Marley Foundation will be used to help Benevilla create welcoming environments at our five Life Enrichment Programs, which provide daytime care for older adults with dementia or intellectual and developmental disabilities. One important element of this transformation is remodeling the programs into fresh, inviting retreats with improved esthetics and new furnishings. Many of the program’s furnishings are between 10-15 years old and need to be replaced.
“Thank you to The Kemper & Ethel Marley Foundation for your support,” says Sara Villanueva, Benevilla Vice President of Fund Development, “We are excited to move forward with the new furnishings, further enhancing the Benevilla Life Enrichment programs for our members.”
This grant will provide Benevilla with the funds to purchase much needed furnishings such as: Recliner chairs, including lift recliners to help seniors sit down and get up without putting too much stress on their bodies, Bariatric chairs, which are large chairs specially-designed to hold larger individuals, Occasional chairs, which are comfortable, stand-alone chairs, Table chairs, which will have front casters on them to help the staff with the movement of members as needed and tables for the programs.
Started by the community and for the community in 1981, Benevilla is a not-for-profit human services agency dedicated to enhancing the lives of West Valley residents by providing care services for older adults, intellectually disabled adults, children, and families. For more information on services, volunteer opportunities, to take a tour or make a donation to Benevilla, call 623-584-4999 or visit www.benevilla.org