Ready Set School!: Wind Crest Supports Inter-Faith Community Services Project for Colorado Cares Day

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO---The upcoming school year is right around the corner, which means the start of school supply shopping season.  However, for less fortunate families, it can be a challenge to prepare their children for class. Beginning on July 9th, residents and employees of Wind Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, collected an assortment of supplies including pencils, highlighters, pocket folders and new backpacks. It was all part of a drive for the 14th Annual Colorado Cares Day, the day of service to strengthen communities in honor of Colorado's statehood in 1876. The project culminated on Saturday, July 28th when a contingent from Wind Crest drove an entire shuttle bus filled with the collected items to the Interfaith Community Services in Englewood as part of the organization's Ready Set School! campaign. Donations were accepted at the retirement community's medical center.  Dr. Barbara Morris, Medical Director at Wind Crest, is a commissioner for Serve Colorado, the Governor's Commission on Community Service.  Additionally, the Wind Crest Treasure Chest contributed $150 to the effort. Frances Blizard, a resident of Wind Crest, is a long-time volunteer and former board president for Inter-Faith Community Services. "I am proud of the out-pouring of support from our community to this Colorado Cares Day project," stated Mrs. Blizard.  "We are anxious to see young children receive a good school experience and succeed, and knowing that Inter-Faith Community Services will keep these school supplies to help students in the surrounding area is a true positive." Created in 1968, Inter-Faith Community Services provides basic human services and enrichment programs to low-income people using community resources.  Inter-Faith fosters self-sufficiency and respects the dignity of each client.  Inter-Faith serves the people of Centennial, Englewood, Glendale, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Lone Tree, Sheridan and unincorporated Arapahoe County.  For more information, please visit www.ifcs.org. About Wind Crest: Wind Crest, managed and developed by Erickson Living, is a retirement community that provides worry-free living for America's seniors-the country's fastest growing population segment.  Erickson Living's financial value and predictable monthly service fees provide residents across the country financial peace of mind.  Comprehensive health and wellness services, integrated into our continuum of care, lead to demonstrated resident benefits.  A robust complement of resident programs and facilities promote an engaged, fulfilling lifestyle that is reflected in resident satisfaction levels that exceed the industry average.  For more information, please visit www.ericksonliving.com.