March 2021 Directors Letter

March newsletter 2021 – Monthly Giving

I am so happy the SVSC (Sno-Valley Senior Center) is surviving this pandemic so well!  We have been very innovative in pivoting services to on-line or phone plus takeout and delivery of meals.  We served nearly 1,000 people in 2020 in spite of the doors shut! We ended 2020 in the black and kept all staff fully employed.  It’s pretty amazing. We have thrived because of our donors, volunteers and members. The community really was there for our senior citizens.

I’m especially grateful to our monthly supporters who give us a base of support to depend on. I donate to a couple of homeless organizations monthly because I believe in their mission and what they do. I always donate by auto deposit because it’s so convenient. I don’t have to think about it. But I know I’m making a difference each month.

Our monthly supporters are the true power behind our work. They get fewer asks from us and more updates. That reliable base increases our impact – we can do more and serve more because we know we have the funds to support it!  The easiest way to support us is to go to our website and click on “Donate”.  You can choose how much you want to give monthly and you can cancel anytime. It’s quick, easy and convenient.

One of our monthly donors Sara Lambert said, “We’ve supported the Senior Center for years, sending money on
occasion. It was fun picking and choosing where to put our money. Last year, we learned how difficult it can be for a non-profit to continue operating in challenging times. Usual sources of revenue can become shaky, new sources difficult to find. So we joined a group of others who give a regular monthly amount to support local seniors. We just added up how much we donated in a year, and divided it by 12, adding a bit more for good measure. This stable funding helps in planning future programs and events. It feels good to be a part of the foundation of the Sno-Valley Senior Center!” 

Did you know that if 100 people gave $25 each month that would give us $2,500 that we could depend on each month? It would give us $30,000 a year that we could rely on to help you and other seniors lead healthy, enriched lives.  If we could depend on that income, we could reach out with more programs and longer hours. We could help so many more people find health and fitness and great meals.  And you can be part of that with a regular monthly donation of any amount that works for you.

We’re an amazing senior center.  We are one of the few that ended up in the black with new programs, new
participants and true connection with our community. I’m really proud of us and of you and the difference our
members make. I look forward to our gradual re-opening and hope you will bring all your friends and neighbors to join us!  Hope to see you soon!

Thank you! Contact me anytime.

Lisa Yeager, 425-333-4152, ext 1;