Newcastle Cares: Aegis Gardens, YMCA, City Partner to Help Citizens in Need
Posted on 09/17/2020

Originally posted April 7. Updated September 17.
 
NEWCASTLE CARES ESSENTIALS DRIVE FOR SENIORS


Aegis Gardens, the Coal Creek Family YMCA and the City of Newcastle are partnering to help citizens in need during this COVID-19 outbreak. We’re uniting to mobilize resources and support for our vulnerable residents.

Our first initiative, the Newcastle Cares Essentials Drive has been a HUGE success. We've collected hundreds of pounds of goods to donate to our senior community and held several distribution days where ALL of it was claimed.

Thanks to the support of the City of Newcastle, we now have enough donations to ensure we can support our community through the end of the year! The City used funds from its federal coronavirus relief funds to purchase enough supplies.

Donation Distribution Day
SENIORS MUST LIVE IN NEWCASTLE CITY LIMITS

All items will be collected and distributed to seniors in the Newcastle area on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Aegis Gardens' Stan Head Cultural Center (13056 SE 76th St.). We invite all Newcastle seniors and/or senior caregivers to stop by and pick up anything they might need. You do not need to get out of your car, we will bring them to you. We have non-perishable foods, paper products (toilet paper, tissue, wipes, paper towels), sanitizer and more.  If you are a senior who is unable to drive to the distribution day or you do not feel comfortable going out, please contact Aegis Garden's Alicia Campolito at Alicia.Campolito@aegisliving.com or call 206-819-7724 to discuss delivery options.

NEWCASTLE CARES AIMS TO HELP PEOPLE IN NEED DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK

Aegis Gardens, the Coal Creek Family YMCA and the City of Newcastle are partnering to help citizens in need during this COVID-19 outbreak. We’re uniting to connect vulnerable Newcastle residents with resources and volunteers who want to help.

 

We are working together to assess the needs of vulnerable residents during this critical time. We’ll reach out to them, see how they’re doing, ask how we can help them, then mobilize support and resources. The YMCA is checking up on all of its senior members, while our partners at Aegis Gardens will focus on non-YMCA members of our community who reach out to them.

 

“During this critical time, it’s vital that we come together as a community to help our neighbors in need,” said Newcastle City Manager Rob Wyman. “We are so grateful for community partners like Aegis Gardens and the YMCA for stepping up to lend a hand.”

Questions? Please email christinac@newcastlewa.gov.

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