The Sanford House Celebrates
25th Anniversary by Performing
25 Acts of Kindness in the Community
As The Sanford House rounded the quarter-century mark in 2022, its owners, management, and staff celebrated by performing 25 acts of kindness in the community throughout the year. “This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the community, because without this community, we wouldn’t be here,” says Valerie Landry, General Manager of The Sanford House.
Together, the team came up with an incredible list of events and non-profits to support.
1 of 25: We provided snacks for donors at a blood drive hosted by The Rotary Club of Arlington. In case you missed it, visit Carter BloodCare to find a nearby donor center – supply levels are critically low!
2 of 25: We held a book and board game drive among our staff and made a donation to the Friends and Foundation of Arlington Public Library for their Spring Book Sale!
3 of 25: After a busy few days of responding to calls on icy roads, the crew from Arlington Fire Station #1 enjoyed dinner at Restaurant506 as a thank you for keeping us all safe!
4 of 25: We provided a gourmet breakfast for the cafeteria ladies and custodial staff of nearby Kooken Elementary School.
6 of 25: General Manager Valerie Landry spoke at UTA Business Week for Dr. Wehr’s class. A longstanding tradition in the College of Business, Business Week is a full week set aside to connect faculty and students with business and community leaders. Executives and leaders share their experiences and present case studies from their companies to a new generation of business leaders.
7 of 25: We donated supplies for the Junior League of Arlington‘s Glass Slipper Boutique – all the items were donated by our spa staff and spa guests! Each spring, JLA collects new or like-new prom dresses and shoes to make prom more affordable for area high school girls. The Boutique allows selected girls to borrow dresses, accessories, and shoes free of charge to wear to their prom. Donations may be dropped off at the Center for Community Service, 4002 W Pioneer Pkwy in Arlington or contact email@example.com for more information.
8 of 25: We organized and completed a cleanup of the Speer Elementary School atrium in partnership with Lonestar Landscaping!
9 of 25: We provided a reception for parents and students at Speer Elementary School’s Spring Fine Arts Showcase.
10 of 25: Each of the 260 students at Kooken Educational Center received a new summer toothbrush and toothpaste provided by Dr. Mary Robb.
“Thanks so much to you, Valerie, the dentist who donated, and The Sanford House, for blessing our students with much needed the adorable toothbrushes and toothpaste! Tooth brushing is an important part of the daily Head Start curriculum that, due to Covid protocols, we were not able to provide for our students this year. Again, thank you for your on-going partnership and support for our students at AISD’s Kooken Educational Center. Our pre-kindergarten students, their families, our faculty and staff have been truly blessed by your generosity this 2021-22 school year! ❤️🐨❤️”
– Elizabeth Hueber, Associate Principal
11 of 25: A big group of our staff participated in the Fort Worth Runner’s Club Memorial Day 5k to honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
12 of 25: We provided Cones for Cops at the Arlington Police Department on a hot summer day!
13 of 25: We provided breakfast for the teachers at Kooken Elementary School!
14 of 25: We donated over 150 towels to Arlington Animal Services. These cute puppies even posed for a picture! 🐾 There are many ways you can support/donate/volunteer to help these sweet pets – visit their website to learn more!
15 of 25: We proudly hosted First3Years for their fundraising event, where they raised over $10,000!
16 of 25: We helped break down the Arlington Field of Honor at Veterans Park after 9/11.
17 of 25: We provided lunch for the custodians, nurses, and admin team at Speer Elementary School.
18 of 25: We happily hosted a Flights & Bites fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Arlington to benefit their Polio Plus fund.
19 of 25: We partnered with Yelp Elite for a fun event to gather must-have items for Alliance for Children.
20 of 25: We hosted hospitality and culinary students from the Dan Dipert Career and Technical Center for a tour and lunch.
21 of 25: We signed on to sponsor The Kindness Campaign‘s Mirror Project at Speer Elementary School – coming in 2023!
22 of 25: Our spa staff wrote “I See You” letters for the organization Hagar’s Heart, to be delivered to women in domestic violence shelters.
23 of 25: We raised canned and dry food donations for Christmas Providers with our Santa event.
24 of 25: We served hot chocolate to students and parents at Kooken Elementary School on the last day before Christmas break (one of our favorite annual traditions)!
25 of 25: As part of Wreaths Across America, we helped place wreaths at the headstone of every American veteran in the Arlington and Parkdale cemeteries at Christmastime.
BONUS: We helped additional organizations by providing gift cards to be included with their auctions and fundraising events.
In total, the value of goods, services, and raised funds in 2022 was over $25,000. Plus, our staff logged 150 volunteer service hours giving back. We are so proud!
We were especially honored to receive a Congratulatory Resolution for our 25th Anniversary from Tarrant Co. Commissioner Devan Allen, and overjoyed that Sharon Bergstrom could be there for this recognition. The Sanford House exists today because Sharon and her husband Leonard envisioned a little bed and breakfast as a retirement project. Over the years the property has grown and evolved, and today, their daughter, Dr. Joan Bergstrom, is the owner, and their granddaughter Valerie Landry is the General Manager. What an incredible 25 years it’s been, and again, we are so honored to receive this lovely commendation. Thank you Commissioner Allen!
The Sanford House Inn & Spa and Restaurant506 provide a beautiful escape for all who enter. Locals and visitors alike can enjoy fabulous food, luxurious accommodations, and pampering with world-class spa and salon services. The Downtown Arlington location is perfectly centered for visitors wanting to settle into the heart of the Metroplex and experience all Arlington has to offer, as well as for locals seeking a change of scenery for a relaxing staycation or a special outing. “Our mission is to provide tremendous, sincere hospitality to every guest,” says Valerie Landry, General Manager. The family-owned-and-operated inn has now been a staple in the Arlington community for 25 years.
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