Thank you for putting together another great Make a Wish Day!!! Great job organizing the day and making sure the wishes were granted to our villagers. It is always so amazing to me to see all of us come together to do what we do best…Make the Day of those we serve.
I always say that we get so much more than we give and these days are true evidence of that statement. It leaves you with such a good feeling to know that you helped someone have a brighter day with a small act of kindness. I know this year was hard with so many of our wish granters on vacation and having so many wishes submitted but looking around at everyone having a good time while working hard just truly makes me Pine Run Proud!! This event truly brings our community together as associates from different departments have the chance to work together and those of us not involved every day with our villagers have a chance to get out there and meet new ones and cross paths with those we have helped in the health center.
The car wash is just a blast…go team wash, dry and vac!!!! Thanks to everyone, we rocked out about 30 cars. There were a few hose mishaps and water bottle dumps which added to the fun of the day! An extra big thanks to all of those on the vac/window station which is definitely the most work simply because of the heat involved. So many of those who had their car washed, as well as those headed to the hub, commented on how hard everyone was working and how nice the event was. I was fortunate enough to be able to bring my kids to wash cars for the entire day and show them the spirit of giving to others for simply nothing else than to make someone’s day. Such a very important lesson for kids to learn.
As I said, you often get so much more than you give when you do for others. Jake said on the ride home, “Mom this morning I was going to ask how much I was going to make today but now I don’t want anything because it was really nice to do this today and I had so much fun. The villagers I talked to were so nice and very happy to have had this done for them. You work at the best place ever and you should never quit.” Our spirit was truly palpable and the best part is it spanned across generations!
Thank you again for organizing this wonderful day that has become a Pine Run tradition that allows us to be part of this great community beyond our everyday roles. It really does re-energize you!
— Kristy, Unit Manager 3rd Floor, Pine Run Health Center
Thank you Kristy, you shared your thoughts of the spirit of the day beautifully!
I’m still tallying things up and it looks like we have completed 165 wishes, with 8 more to go. We will be fulfilling those wishes this week.
Thank you to the many associates who helped make this day possible. It is always amazing to me how excited someone can be about cleaning someone’s oven or washing their car! The Villagers LOVED the day as much as we did. I’m sure everyone who granted the wishes slept like a rock Friday night!! Seeing the faces of everyone as they waited in line at the Jack and Jill ice cream truck was priceless. I will be sharing those photos with everyone, as well as the thank you notes I receive as they come in. Thank you again for your Pine Run Spirit.
As the Villagers say “they know of no other retirement community who has such an event as this, and they can’t believe how we go above and beyond their expectations!”
— Ceil Krajewski, Director of Life Enrichment, Pine Run Community