Dia Del Sol is latest example of how homecare agency supports charities
At Home Nursing Care, showing how a homecare agency supports charities, is proud to donate $2,000 to Dia Del Sol, the main fundraiser of the Beach & Country Guild. It’s the latest example of how the homecare agency supports charities by volunteering or donating. The homecare agency supports local charities through its own foundation and also by working with other non-profits.
The Beach & Country Guild is an all-volunteer organization that has been in existence for more than 50 years, solely to raise money for United Cerebral Palsy San Diego. There are no paid employees. Each member of the guild donates time, money, or both to the cause. Twice a year the Beach & Country Guild provides funding to United Cerebral Palsy to support their mission.
At Home Nursing Care, demonstrating how a homecare agency supports charities, has donated more than $90,000 dollars to dozens of causes since it opened in 2010. The causes vary but include supporting those with Alzheimer’s/dementia, combat injured veterans, abandoned pets, the Make a Wish Foundation, the Country Friends and also the Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Foundation, Rancho Santa Fe Seniors, Hospice of the North Coast and more.
The annual Beach & Country Guild charity event, Dia Del Sol, is a luncheon and fashion show featuring a speaker who lives with cerebral palsy. This year the event took place at the newly redesigned Park Hyatt Aviara Resort. As a homecare agency supports charities, At Home Nursing Care, was proud to take part. Cathy Miller is the president of the Beach & Country Guild and was co-chair of the event, along with long-time supporter Kristin Baldi.
Each member of the guild sought out auction items for the silent auction, organized volunteers for the day and helped with ticket sales. People who attended this year’s event felt is was one of the best ever, with “raise the paddle” donations of $15,000, $10,000 and $5000 helping the charity meet its fundraising goals.
The silent auction had wonderful items such as jewelry, trips, hotel stays, spa days, shoes, items for children and pets, and sports items such as golf apparel. There was also a live auction featuring a trip to Italy, a trip to Thailand, a diamond ring, catered dinner for 10 with wine and a party at an Encinitas beach house.
This year’s speaker, Moises Reynosa, spoke eloquently about how he felt blessed, not burdened by CP. He thanked his mother for her unrelenting support, and talked about the privilege he has for being verbal and able to walk despite his cerebral palsy. He talked about how his mother visited him everyday in the hospital while he was getting a surgery to improve the straightness of his legs, while other children with cerebral palsy did not have visitors.
His speech, which included a rap song, brought most of the people in the audience to tears, and caused several people to consider how lucky they are to be healthy and have healthy children.
Several children living with cerebral palsy served as models, walking the runway for the fashion show, or being pushed in wheelchairs by their parents.
At Home Nursing Care Owner, Lauren Reynolds, serves as treasurer for the Beach & Country Guild and also helps with social media. Operations Manager, Kathleen Fulmor, volunteers to check supporters in along with her mother, Christine Baker, who runs a design business, Sterling Interiors.
Kimberly Hunt, current anchor of 10News and former co-worker of Reynolds, emceed the event for the 20th time. Although she is very busy, she makes time to be part of Dia Del Sol each year as the cause is close to her heart. A homecare agency supports charities, At Home Nursing Care is looking forward to Dia Del Sol next year.
The Beach & Country Guild typically raises nearly $200,000 to donate to United Cerebral Palsy San Diego annually. To learn more about this great organization, click here.