You’re invited to help make the 80th birthday of one of the residents at Aljoya Thornton Place spectacular.
Sunnie Gordon, who turns 80 on Saturday, Aug. 11, has one birthday wish: to do something kind for children. And it’s easy for you to help. Aljoya tells us:
Sunnie knew this year she wanted to ask her friends to donate to an important cause, but thought asking for cash was tacky. So, she made some calls, talked to some neighborhood firefighters and found out about the Teddy Bear Patrol, a local program that gives children in traumatic situations a small, fuzzy, stuffed animal to sooth their spirits.
Sunnie’s 80th Birthday party happens Saturday, August 11th at Aljoya Thornton Place, at 450 100th St. She has invited about 150 people and hopes to collect at least 80 teddy bears and stuffed animals to give to the Teddy Bear Patrol.
“I hope to inspire other seniors who have everything they need to use their special day to do something worthwhile for others,” says Sunnie.
Aljoya Thornton Place welcomes any drop by teddy bear donations the weekend of August 10 – 12 at the community’s front desk. On Monday, August 13, Sunnie will take all of the teddy bears collected to WARM 106.9 FM, home of the Teddy Bear patrol to make her official birthday donation.