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Friends for Life

Life's Garden in Sunnyvale, CAFriends for Life is a group of volunteers who provide entertainment and refreshments for residents of Life's Garden. Friends for Life has its own Board. Funding comes from a nominal annual membership paid by residents and donations from Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church members and other friends.

Friends for Life hosts three big events each year: a Christmas Tea, a Spring supper show and, a June Ice Cream Social. Many volunteers are needed to cook, serve, and clean up afterward.


Next Big Event

Christmas Tea on Saturday, December 6 at 2 p.m.

Life's Garden residents will enjoy a Christmas tea and a Christmas music program presented by the Mountain View High School Madrigal singers.

Life's Garden InteriorFriends for Life also hosts occasional Tuesday night events. These events include a light dessert with a variety of entertainment including musicians with different talents.

How You Can Help Throughout The Year

  • You are invited to support Friends for Life as a member and/or volunteer. By becoming a member, you help finance the monthly activities and special events. Volunteer help at these special events is particularly needed. Contact Teri Archer for more information or to sign up.

  • Tuesday drivers are another group of Friends who help residents of Life's Garden. Each Tuesday morning, one driver takes his/her car to Life’s Garden at 10 a.m. to drive residents to a nearby grocery store and pharmacy. This task takes about 1.5 hours per week Each driver drives once a month.

What actions drive your faith? One of the drivers says this is a way to “honor her mother and father” cared for similarly in another city by friends when she couldn’t be there. Another volunteer read that when retiring one should do something you’ve never done before, but can now. So she drives folks.

Marcia Ludwig
Vice President, Friends For Life
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Teri Archer
Volunteer Coordinator, Friends For Life
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