Kent woman gives large donation to senior center

Kent Senior Activity Center employees received a $211,765 donation from Winona Constance.

Kent Senior Activity Center employees received a $211,765 donation from Winona Constance Grant.

Grant passed away some time this month and was involved in many activities at the center.

“We were pretty shocked and overwhelmed when we heard about the donation,” said Lea Bishop, facility manager at the center. “We’ve never received a sum this big before.”

Bishop remembers Grant as a friendly and warm lady.

“She loved to go on our day trips with us, it was her most important activity,” Bishop recalled. “She was a very sweet lady and just a great person all-around.”

The center will use the money for repairs and needed items including a new travel bus, computers for the computer lab, equipment for the fitness center, televisions and a salad bar for the cafeteria.

“We are quite grateful she thought of us,” Bishop said. “This is stuff we badly need but we’d never get to do if we didn’t receive the money.”

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