Siena Lakes Raises $27,000 For Grace Place for Children and Families

April 29, 2024
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Naples, FL - Siena Lakes, the Erickson Senior Living community in Naples, Fla., raised $27,000 at its Second Annual Luncheon & Fashion Show, with all proceeds going to Grace Place for Children and Families in Naples.  Siena Lakes targeted its donation to the Grace Place food pantry, which serves over 350 families on a weekly basis and over 1200 students annually.

"One of the best parts of Grace Place for Children and Families is the preparation and direction toward citizenship,” said Siena Lakes resident Ina Resnikoff.  “The generous donations of Siena Lakes today may mean a family's security tomorrow. We are already looking forward to next year.”

More than 200 residents attended the event at Siena Lakes, featuring 16 resident models.  For the second year, Kay’s on the Beach, a popular local fashion retailer, provided fashions and donated gift certificates to each attendee.  

Resident Ina Resnikoff initiated the idea for a benefit fashion show and luncheon. Siena Lakes Executive Director Mike McCormick supported the idea and helped establish a Siena Lakes tradition. Ina and resident Linda Grusin were co-chairs for this year's event.

"The Fashion Show truly is the best of our community,” said Siena Lakes Executive Director Mike McCormick.  “Everybody comes together yearly to enjoy fun and support a wonderful organization."

 Last year's event raised $17,000 for The Shelter for Abused Women and Children.

Photo:  Siena Lakes resident and co-chair of the event Linda Grusin; Siena Lakes Executive Director Mike McCormick and Grace Place Executive Director Lara Fisher.