A pandemic cancellation leads to a generous gift


Allison Sackman had been planning and fundraising for months for a mission trip to Mexico. She was looking forward to experiencing another culture first-hand and helping people access clean water. She had raised $600 toward her trip's expense by selling bracelets online.

Unfortunately the lingering Covid pandemic forced organizers to cancel the trip — Allison was crushed. As a senior at Aquinas High School in La Crosse, WI, she could have used the money toward her tuition at Viterbo University, where she will be a first-year student this fall. But she wanted the money to help people beyond herself, so she chose to donate the entire amount to Crescent Cove.

She and her family traveled to the Twin Cities from La Crosse, toured the Home and personally delivered the check to staff members. 

"We were so touched that Allison and her family chose to come to Crescent Cove," said Katie Lindenfelser, Founder and Executive Director. "Allison's generosity is a shining example of kindness and compassion that is in all of us." 

After touring the Home, Allison said, "Crescent Cove is truly an incredible place. I was blown away by the dedicated staff, amazing view, and the cozy and comforting feeling similar to being at home. I would encourage others to support this great organization. I hope to help again in the future.”  

We are so grateful to Allison and her parents who supported her in this decision.

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