Special Outreach Events
100 Bags of Sunshine
100 Bags of Sunshine were delivered to seniors all across Westlake in March 2020 in a great team effort between the Department for Senior and Community Services and the Westlake Police Department. Community Services staff identified 100 local seniors who they felt would most benefit from an extra “spirit lift,” as well as a message that the staffers are looking out for them. All 100 bags were donated, as were the items used to fill them. The donors included:
- Brookdale Senior Living, Susan Urankar
- Foundations Health, Jamie McGinty
- Cookies by Cris LLC, Cris Kennedy
The event was such a success that the department organized a "second round of sunshine" in April 2020.
NOTE: These donors were not solicited…. they came to to the department asking what they could do to help the community, which is how the idea came about.