Change It Up! The Heart of Ida

Change-it-Up_Dec_JessieThis past month, Jessie made it her goal to raise funds for The Heart of Ida for the Change It Up! program, where each month an employee chooses a worthy organization for which to fundraise and collect spare change. EI matches up to $100 in support of the effort.

The Heart of Ida is a non-profit organization that serves the older adult population in and around Long Beach, CA. Their daily mission is to help older adults preserve independence as long as possible, and provide comfort and cheer when assisted living is necessary. Also a resident of Long Beach, Jessie connected to the organization because “the idea of being old and lonely is heartbreaking.”

The organization helps to facilitate these programs:

1. Safe at Home: Nationally, one-third of people over 65 and half of those over 80 will fall each year. Safe at Home volunteers visit clients to perform a multi-point safety check, make repairs, and refer a licensed professional.

2. Operation Holiday Hearts: This seasonal program brings cheer to older adults residing in board and care homes, assisted living facilities and nursing homes. Every December, volunteers deliver personal hygiene kits, among other items, to seniors in need in Long Beach, CA.

Find out how you can help Jessie donate to Heart of Ida, HERE.