Richmond’s Gilmore Gardens raised $2,050 in their annual Christmas fundraiser this past Friday.
The independent senior living community will be donating all the funds from the raffle equally to both the Richmond Food Bank and the Richmond Christmas Fund.
Resident volunteers donated their time to help sell tickets leading up to the raffle draw.
"The generosity of all the residents of Gilmore Gardens, their families and friends was outstanding and was so important especially this year as the need is so great," said Valerie McIntyre, spokesperson for Gilmore Gardens Retirement Residence.
McIntyre added that they received many donated gift baskets, certificates, flowers and other items from local community vendors.
Since it opened in 1999, Gilmore Gardens has aimed to help seniors find purpose and vibrancy in the community while also striving to advocate for seniors to get involved with local organizations.