Altrusa House 60/20 Celebration
Celebrate the 60th year anniversary of Altrusa International of Gainesville and the 20th anniversary of Altrusa House at a fundraising affair from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., October 19. Participants will learn though stories and testimonies how the Altrusa House went from a community vision to a reality. Proceeds will help generate the financial resources necessary to support clients and assist with upgrades to the facility.
The facility was built in 1998 on land donated by the city of Gainesville. Altrusa International of Gainesville and the Gainesville community continue to provide volunteers and support for member sponsorship, equipment and specialized support.
Altrusa House of Gainesville, partnered with Easter Seals Florida, is a place where people with health problems can come to make new friends and remain active. While members are under Altrusa House care, family members are able to return to work, run errands, make appointments or take a much-needed break with the peace of mind that their loved one will receive quality care in a safe, stimulating environment and be monitored during the workday.
Admission is $50. Location: UF Straughn Center, 2142 Shealy Dr., Gainesville. For more information, call 352-377-7708.