EVANSTON, IL (February 20, 2014)—The Highlands at King Home assisted living community seniors and youth leadership from the Justin Wynn Fund played “Bingo For Charity” on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. The annual event is part of an ongoing intergenerational partnership between the two organizations. The majority of the proceeds go to supporting two area non-profit organizations selected by the Justin Wynn Fund young leaders.
This year the Justin Wynn leadership program participants have chosen to benefit Curt's Café, an Evanston restaurant that trains at-risk youth in food service and life skills, and Erika's Lighthouse, a Winnetka not-for-profit teen depression and mental health education organization that provides free programming to schools, parents, young adults, health professionals and community organizations.
“The residents welcome the opportunity to engage with the young people from the Justin Wynn Fund throughout the year,” said Kathi Young, administrator at The Highlands at King Home in Evanston, IL. “However, through this event, our seniors can stay connected to the community by helping to support local non-profit organizations.”
The intergenerational partnership with The Justin Wynn Fund young leaders and the residents at The Highlands of King Home assisted living community also includes a talent show, conversation dinners, carving pumpkins for donation and packing bags for holiday gift and food drives.
About The Highlands at King Home
The Highlands at King Home is a Presbyterian Homes assisted living retirement community in downtown Evanston, IL. The community offers 53 apartments, maintenance-free living, fine dining and a full range of programs and activities. To meet the needs of residents, a wide variety of care and support services is available and registered nurses are on duty 24/7. For more information, visit http://www.presbyterianhomes.org/king-home or call 847-866-2111.
About The Justin Wynn Fund
Founded in 1987, the Justin Wynn Fund (JWF) celebrates, honors and guides a diverse group of fourth through twelfth grade students from Evanston’s School District 65 and 202 with potential as future leaders. The organization’s mission is to develops their leadership skills and create a deep sense of responsibility for improving their communities. The fund was created in 1987 when Justin Wynn died in an accident at the age of nine. Though just beginning his life, Justin exemplified the qualities of leadership, citizenship and sportsmanship. For more information, visit www.wynners.org.