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Holiday Bazaar at Ashby Ponds Raises Nearly $10,000 for Resident Care Fund

December 5, 2014

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The bazaar offers an opportunity for the community's residents to showcase their talents as well as raise awareness and funds for the Ashby Ponds Benevolent Care Fund.  The fund provides support to Ashby Ponds residents who, despite careful planning, have outlived their financial resources.  From a combination of bazaar exhibitor table fees and sale proceed donations, nearly $10,000 was raised this year for the Ashby Ponds Benevolent Care Fund. 

"I'm extremely pleased with the number of exhibitors and shoppers this year at our 6th Annual Holiday Bazaar," said Debbie Cannatella, philanthropy manager at Ashby Ponds.  "Every year we're able to build more and more excitement and momentum around this incredible event."

Ashby Ponds operates as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

About Ashby Ponds: Ashby Ponds, one of 18 retirement communities managed by Erickson Living, is situated on a scenic 132-acre campus in Ashburn, Virginia (approximately 30 miles west of Washington, D.C.).  The community is home to over 850 residents and has over 120 resident-run and resident-driven clubs and groups, an indoor pool, a fitness club, transportation services, 24-hour security, and flexible dining options. More information about Ashby Ponds can be found at