The fundraiser was held at the Station Square Co-op in Fort Saskatchewan earlier this month.
The Seniors and Youth Networking Communities (SYNC) program has Grades 5 and 6 students from SouthPointe School, James Mowat Elementary and Fort Saskatchewan Christian School visiting seniors on a regular basis.
Students and seniors share stories, do crafts and become friends at Dr. Turner Lodge and Southfort Bend Gardens.
Tammy Franklin, Southfort Bend Gardens assistant manager said SYNC means the world to them, describing it as a unique and special opportunity for both the students and seniors.
“The laughter is contagious, and the relationships forged are meaningful and inspiring. We’re grateful to the organizers and the community for supporting this wonderful program,” said Franklin.
SYNC’s second annual fundraiser brought in just over $3,308, which will cover transportation costs for all three schools during the 2019/20 school year.
“Our seniors and our youth, love the connections the program brings to them. I’m thankful and completely blown away by the generosity of Fort Saskatchewan,” said Carole Bossert, SYNC coordinator. “These meaningful, face-to-face connections are extremely important to all of our participants and their families.”