Grandparents Day celebrated in the Parroquia atrium
By Olivia Ponce
The Temple Foundation and So Others May Eat celebrated Grandparents Day on August 29 in the atrium of La Parroquia with some 200 senior citizens, cooks, volunteers and a group of seamstresses from the Tirado Ejido. They enjoyed music, food and a gift donated by the Temple Foundation.
At 12:30 sharp, the volunteers moved to set up the tables and fix the patio for this well-deserved celebration for the 200 grandparents on their special day. Just like every Wednesday, the day began in an adjoining room with a spiritual and motivational chat with Antonette and Joe Lim of So Others May Eat who have been doing this work for more than 25 years, without a break.
After lunch, the seamstresses handed out denim bags which they had made on behalf of the Temple Foundation for the grandmothers and grandfathers who attended.
For the foundation, Bobbe Aiken, president, and Olivia Ledón, director of operations, said what an honor it was to work with noble projects such as So Others May Eat. During all the months of mutual collaboration they had seen how dedicated funds had benefited the town’s senior citizens, allowing them to achieve a better quality of life through having a place to meet each week to eat and socialize, to be heard and cared for, and to be motivated to keep on keeping on.
The foundation’s mission is to make a difference in the lives of children and empower working women and seniors.
To continue with the weekly seniors lunch at the Parroquia, So Others May Eat needs your assistance in the forms of donations and cash. All are invited to visit this valuable project on any Wednesday at 12:30pm.