To all Friends of The Kensington Falls Church,

As residents, family, and friends have come to know, living at The Kensington is an unusually pleasant experience. Residents who have lived in similar communities all praise the Kensington difference. This is due in large part to a kind and caring staff who love and care for Kensington residents as they do their own families. Kensington team members are not permitted to accept gifts or gratuities of any sort from residents or visitors. Instead, the Kensington Resident Council, on behalf of residents, annually solicits voluntary contributions to a “Team Appreciation Fund” and divides the entire proceeds among Kensington hourly-paid employees at a team-appreciation event in early December. (Directors and other salaried employees are not included.) A formula based mainly on hours worked up to mid-November (to be established at the November Resident-Council meeting) will determine amounts for each team member. Donations to the Fund will be handled so that no resident will have information on the contribution of any other resident. Expressing appreciation for team-members’ hard and effective work at this time of year will help us all, together, to continue building a positive and friendly culture for the future.

The Kensington now has more than 160 hourly-paid employees serving fewer than 80 residents. We hope that you will join us in making a generous contribution to this year’s Team Appreciation Fund, in recognition of the outstanding service Kensington hourly employees have provided to residents since The Kensington Falls Church opened in February.

Please make contributions payable to:

The Kensington Team Appreciation Fund

And, send them to:

The Resident Council

c/o The Business Office

The Kensington, 700 W Broad Street, Falls Church, VA 22046-3219.

In order to be included in the early-December distribution, contributions should be received by November 20. Thank you for your careful consideration of this request.

Sincerely,

Joseph E. (President)
Kenneth O. (Treasurer)

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