Community Service Month – What does that mean to you? Do you get overwhelmed and wonder how in the world you could squeeze in one more thing?
Community service is a broad phrase. Some think about donating to a local organization with time or money. Others volunteer with a church. It doesn’t really how you “step out”, there are many ways to get more involved with your community.
I want to share with you some of the things that will be keeping us busy in April. Pharm A Save Monroe has made it a goal to get out in the community even more this year.
April 1st 2017 – Pharm A Save Monroe donated instant ice packs to the Sky Valley Little League. This was our way of helping the kick off to their season be a successful one. Unfortuntly it rained out, but they are set for the upcoming season.
April 8th 2017 – Monroe’s Senior Center Auction! Pharm A Save Monroe donated a basket of goodies to be auctioned off at this years East County Senior Center Auction. All proceeds from the auction go to support Monroe’s senior center. This year, we also have a table and will enjoy the dinner & dining experience, as well as fight of dessert. If you have never been to this auction, it is a wonderful night out for a great cause.
April 12th 2017 – Pharm A Save Monroe sponsors a lunch at the Monroe East County Senior Center on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. When United Way cut a vital piece of funding to our local senior center, we knew we had to help in anyway possible. We started this outreach in October, and since then have been able to spend time with those who can come. The center has lunch every day, for a nominal fee. Lunch is open to all ages so we get a chance to catch up a variety of people. Pharm A Save was able to offer flu vaccines and one on one time with our Pharmacist Shaunett Rph. Having this time outside of the building and helping others is truly rewarding. A big shout out to Jacob and Candace at the Senior Center for a fantastic job of organizing and planning. And, thank you to the other weekly meal sponsors Brookdale Monroe and EvergreenHealth Monroe. What an absolutely rewarding experience this has been.
April 15th 2017 – Monroe will have their 21st Annual Community Easter egg hunt. Pharm A Save Monroe will set up a booth and have games & prizes for the kiddos. Be sure to stop by and say hello!
April 15th 2017 – The Sky Valley Chamber Dinner and Auction – We have been involved in the auction committee and are looking forward to the 25th Annual Dinner and Auction for the Sky Valley Chamber (Sultan and surrounding areas). The event is a Masquerade theme, and is taking place at Camp Houston in Gold Bar WA.
April 29th 2017 – Healthy Kids day at the Monroe WA YMCA – We will be set up with goodies for the kids as well as information for the parents on how we can help with keeping kids healthy. We offer free vitamins for children, so this will be a great opportunity to share this with the families.
There will be more in the coming weeks. Pharm A Save will be hosting the “Blue Door” from the Monroe Boys and Girls club the week of May 14th. I encourage you to follow their project on twitter : @MonroeBlueDoor
If you see us out in your community, be sure to come say hello! We have a busy year ahead!