Swimming for Solidarity

Ins Gathering in Atlanta, L’Arche Tahoma Hope’s 35th anniversary, and the Summer Olympics, the Monday Night Swim Club held “Swimming For Solidarity,” a fundraiser for L’Arche solidarity, in the month of August. Every Monday night in August, Doug, Leana, Stacie and Nathan, along with a supportive group of assistants, walked and swam as many laps as they could during their regular swim time.


With dedication, hard work, and cheers of encouragement, the swimmers/walkers met their goal of completing 300 laps collectively over the four-week challenge. With the sponsorship and cents-per-lap pledges of many friends of the community, the Monday Night Swimmers raised $835 for L’Arche Solidarity! The money will go to L’Arche USA’s Solidarity with the South campaign, supporting L’Arche communities in Latin America and the Caribbean.


Congratulations to Nathan, Stacie, Leana, and Doug for their incredible effort and athleticism and “Thank you!” to everyone who supported their fundraising efforts. The Monday Night Swim Club continues to meet weekly and looks forward to the next opportunity to use their prowess in the pool to support other L’Arche communities.


Thank you to the following people who sponsored our efforts:


Candace Atwood
Paul and Eileen Borne
The Busch-Conway Family
Hans and Carol Carlson
Siri Carlson
Stacy and Joe Cates-Carney
The Ebert-Colella Family
Kate Goodsel
Alex Griffin
Erin Hahl
Esther and Leon Hershberger
Teresa Hershberger
Bill Hoskyn
Sue Hudacek
Kevin King
Vicky Knoke

Lauren McKenna
Kristen Mellis
Anna Morgan
Martha Oldenburg
The Paillet-Toohey Family
Sonja Perez
Dave Ronald
Amanda Schappler

Jen Schott
Hakan and Susan Sezgin
Mary Ann and Jerry Toohey
Dave and Debra Velder
Allison White


To find out more about our Day Activity Program, email Siri Carlson at fun@larchetahomahope.org.