Vital Life Foundation
The Vital Life Foundation Helps the Families of Hundreds of Senior Care Residents Give Back to the Families of Staff Members Close to 1,700 Backpacks for Staff Member Families at 67 facilities across the Western US

MILWAUKIE, Ore. – September 21, 2012 – For the fifth year in a row, senior care facilities across the western US participated in Backpack to School, a fundraiser organized by The Vital Life Foundation. The goal of this program was to provide a backpack full of supplies to children of staff members who are often single parents or could just use the extra help. The Vital Life Foundation is a non-profit  that provides support to organizations and programs that bring meaning and vitality to the lives of seniors and in this case, those working in the senior care industry.

“The Vital Life Foundation has a long standing history of fundraising on a global level for programs such as the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Heart Association –  but the Backpack to School program is a little different. This program is a very local way for the community to show it’s appreciation to senior care employees who simply don’t have hundreds of dollars to spend in school supplies every year,”  commented VLF board member Kathy LeVee. “It is an easy, tangible and meaningful way for the families of staff members to give back to the staff that take care of their loved ones on a daily basis.”

This year, the team at The Vital Life Foundation will be delivering 1,693 backpacks to families in need across the west including Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, California, Texas and Nevada.
For more information on how you can help, please visit: http://www.vitalifefoundation.org/partnersList.php
   
About Marquis Companies
Marquis Companies provide post acute rehab, long-term care, assisted living and memory care throughout its 26 facilities in Oregon, California, Montana, Idaho and Nevada.  Marquis’ sister company, Consonus, provides pharmacy, rehabilitation, staffing and consulting to the long term care community. Both family-owned companies share the mission to promote the vitality within everyone each company.

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