Just when we thought we wouldn’t have our annual Swamp Bottom Jamboree fundraiser in 2020, Steffon Moody–the event creator–came up with a solution:  The Swamp Bottom Jamboree that Woulda-Coulda-Shoulda-Been–a video journey through some of the spellbinding acts and ambient performances of what could have been, and most likely will be in 2021.  Narrated and illustrated by Moody this “event” will benefit VCC’s Promise Fund for uncompensated care which supports residents who have outlived their resources due to no fault of their own.

Thanks to our generous sponsors–John L. Scott, Sawbones and Vashon Thriftway–we have already made some progress toward our $20,000 goal! Help us make a difference for our residents in need. No gift is too small or too big.

Please join us on the video journey anytime on June 5th and 6th. We will send a link later this week.

If you have a favorite photo from years past, please send it to me so that I can post it on Facebook, and for a taste of what has been, take a look at this video of last year’s event.

Back here in the real world of VCC, We are all still Covid-free and quarantining. The weather gives us more opportunity to get outdoors and visit–at a distance–with family and friends. 

We are so fortunate that Transforming Age, our parent organization, provides constant moral support and strong leadership through trying times; they are finding new ways  to keep residents safe and engaged. Just last week, they sent over a SkyTron cleaning system (pictured below) to sanitize the entire building, one room at a time.  The process uses ultraviolet light to kill bacteria, viruses, and fungi. We have cleaned every apartment, as well as all the common spaces.

With appreciation for all our supporters,


Anne Atwell is the community relations and development director at VCC. A Vashonite for 20 years, Anne is proud to say that her first non-profit volunteer board experience was on that of the Vashon Community Care Center way back in the late 90’s. She is so pleased to be coming full circle to work again for VCC and its wonderful residents.