Hidden Valley House Auxiliary

Last month the Hidden Valley House was the recipient of one wonderful Scripps Ranch person’s generosity, and I would like to share it with you as the holiday season approaches. Donna Kavanagh requested that her family provide items for Hidden Valley House, as requested in our recent articles in the SRCA Newsletter, instead of birthday gifts. The result was a huge amount of items on my doorstep! It was truly wonderful to see.

The items ranged from household products and cleaning equipment to candy and food. Donna tells me that her two grandchildren, Olivia, age 3, and John-Michael, age 7, had a wonderful time sorting through all the gifts for grandma and arranging them in the basket and bags.

What a great lesson to teach them at this early age about helping others! Our thanks go out not only to Donna for thinking of the idea, but to her children, their spouses, and, of course, the grandchildren for participating in her birthday this year. The women of the house thank you, too!

Following on from that, we would like to thank the Scripps Ranch Women’s Club for making Hidden Valley House its primary community outreach project this year. They will be conducting a toy drive at their cookie exchange on Wednesday, Dec. 11. Thanks to them for all their support. We always appreciate what they do for us.

Again this year we received a check from Patti Beaver whose bridge group sponsored three nighttime marathon bridge games and raised $490 for Hidden Valley House. We really appreciate their efforts and thank them for their continued support. Scripps Ranch really is a great place!

For this month there is a need at the house for nice pictures to hang on the walls, for new curtains, and for tall–10 to 16 ounce–tumbler glasses. There is also a need for working 19" or smaller TVs. If anyone is willing to donate any of those items, we would be glad to receive them. The drop off point this month is Katie Sullivan’s house at 11058 Twinleaf Way. Her telephone number is 549-2369.