Military support and patriotism usually shows up in shades of red, white, and blue. But for Garden Courte Memory Care, during the month of April, it was all purple.
Wearing purple is a visible way to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices. Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military. It’s the mixture of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red, and Navy blue.
During April, many Garden Courte staff and residents were photographed in their purple finest. T-shirts, hair bows, hats, socks – a wide range of clothing was pulled from the drawers and closets to recognize this community event.
The Garden Courte team got creative in their way to show support for their community. They partnered with Limeberry, Lowes, and TAGS and showed up at the Lacey branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County all ready to entertain the kids with yummy snacks and active play.
“Our ‘Purple Up’ family night was made possible because of the folks at Garden Courte Memory Care,” reports Lacey branch director, Shellica Trevino. “They ensure that our families were well fed and informed about ‘Purple Up.’”
LaTanya Jules, Executive Director of Garden Courte Memory Care, is also a Lacey Club parent which helped facilitate the partnership.
Other Lacey businesses also joined in support of the event. Limeberry donated 50% coupons. Rhonda Woodside indicated that the coupons were redeemable for frozen yogurt treats at all area stores.
Kimberly Cook from the Lacey Lowe’s donated “Build and Grow” kits. Cook and her team also assembled and delivered a brand new barbecue grill that the Lacey Club can use for future family nights.
Brenda Williams from TAGS designed the graphics that were affixed to t-shirts, pencils and pins and distributed to the kids.
“In two words, I would describe these community members as ‘inspiring people,’” summarizes Trevino in deep gratitude and appreciation.
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