Shoreline - Lake Forest Park Senior Center launches Capital Campaign

Saturday, October 19, 2019

October 18, 2019 

Dear Family, Friends and Neighbors,

During the past few weeks, Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center has been a topic of discussion in the media, as we address concerns over not being selected as a recipient of the King County VSHSL levy, which would have provided funding over the next four years. We continue to communicate with our county representatives, and hope some assistance will be forthcoming.

However, as Shoreline has a notable population of adults age 65 and over, it is important for our center to continue providing the programs and services that so many rely on. From January 1, 2019 – July 31, 2019, Shoreline-LFP Senior Center had 39,230 duplicated attendees in the programs offered.

We averaged 65-78 programs/week, all through the efforts of 3 full time and two part-time employees, a dozen instructors and forty of the best volunteers in the state. Another example of the great work accomplished at the center is that in 2018, we served 11,000 meals in the Community Dining Program offered at the center; delivered another 11,400+ Meals On Wheels to Shoreline and Lake Forest Park residents, and anticipate equal or greater numbers this year in the Nutrition Program.

On September 28th, we launched a Capital Campaign to raise $60,000 by December 31, 2019. This would offset our current $90,000 deficit sustained (due to lack of VSHSL funding). It is with great pride that I share with you, that to date the seniors have donated $10,000. Each day, I witness seniors walking past our donation box, some dropping a sealed envelope in it, some a few bills and others a hand full of change. It is heartwarming and very encouraging to see the participants band together to support their center. We have also seen our corporate friends Northgate Retirement Community, We Speak Medicare, Emerald City Senior Living and Laurel Cove extend support to our cause.

Our efforts to solve this deficit can’t take effect though, unless we have the support of everyone in our community. That’s where you come in! I am asking you to help us by donating to our campaign, either through a cash donation or by attending one of the several events that we have planned over the next two months. We want this to be a FUNd Raising Campaign, one in which you can enjoy some of the great programming offered at the center, meet new friends, share a few laughs all the while, supporting our cause.

So here is what we have planned: 

How to make a cash donation? 
  • Drop by the center to pick up a donation envelope or call 206-365-1536 to have one mailed to you; we also have pledge forms
  • Call 206-365-1536 to make a credit/debit card donation 
  • Donate online at our website (Mobil Cause)

If you would like to sit down and discuss your donation, I’d be happy to meet with you. You can contact me directly at or 206-365-1536. I hope to hear from you soon and thank you in advance for your generosity.

Warmest regards,

Theresa LaCroix
Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center


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