Donation leads to multimedia lounge at Hathaway-Sycamore’s El Nido campus

Members of the Los Altos Auxiliary of Hathaway-Sycamores recently attended the dedication of a new Cyber Caf&etilde; they helped make possible at the agency's El Nido campus. Seated, from left, Terri Rothe, Maureen Railsback, Pam MacDonald, Diane Poryes and Karen Sellergren; second row, from left: Sue Slater, Karen Sarian, Susie Ratliff, Joy Padula, Joy Lang, Kelly Williams and Andi Sica; third row, from left, Kathy MacDonald, Michelle Listo, Kelly Springer, Debbie Chacon, Ann Gupta, Linda Yaussi, Julie McCarty, Ines Nyby and Kerri Salter; back row, from left, Laurie Rodli, Jennifer Herzer, Melissa Oechsel, Carol DeFond and Sue Perry.
(Photo courtesy of Suzanne Turpin)

Members of the Los Altos Auxiliary, through a donation, helped transform a lunch room at Hathaway-Sycamore’s El Nido campus into a multimedia lounge for the entertainment of the boys, ages 6 to 18, who receive therapeutic residential care at the campus.

The new lounge, called the Cyber Cafe, boasts three new flat-screen television sets, new furniture, flooring, paint, cabinets and granite counters. The boys can check out books and laptops at the adjacent library and take them into the cafe.

“The members of the Los Altos Auxiliary worked tirelessly this past year to raise funds for this new space that will undoubtedly provide the boys at El Nido with a fun, relaxing and meaningful place to spend time,” said Rob Myers, Hathaway-Sycamores’ executive vice president of development. “We can’t thank the Los Altos Auxiliary enough for their year-round support of the youngsters in our residential-care program. There’s no doubt that they truly brighten these boys’ lives.”