Sena actively supports local non-profits in
volunteering, service donation, and in kind
Your Sena Spa patronage supports these great causes too!
HOLE FOOD RESCUE/H.F.R.
Local powerhouse Alison Dunford began this AMAZING endeavor in her condominium’s garage in Jackson. Ali’s commitment, along with a desire to have happy housemates who did not live in a home over-taken by an abundance of thousands of pounds of ceiling stacked crates of perfectly edible food excess. Hole Food Rescue evolved. Ali made HFR a full-time gig and formed the beginnings of a non-profit. These gals are amazing! Thanks to Ali and her dedicated sidekick Co-Exec. Jeske Gräve, and a new team of faces and HFR board members! HFR is now a bonified nonprofit with it’s own distribution facility: 501(C)3 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION TAX ID/EIN 46-5258661 http://www.holefoodrescue.org/smile/
HOLE FOOD RESCUE. Hole Food Rescue has saved over A Million Pounds of food waste and redistributed edible delicious food (often organic) throughout the valley to numerous organizations from after school programs to shelters. Sena’s owner amassed over 10,000 pounds personally (that’s ALOT of loads in her then Subaru wagon), over 120 volunteer hours as well as donating Sena Spa’s Advanced DermaSound™ Elite Facial to several raffles to raise funds for HFR. FYI, the wonderful Jeske makes a cameo on www.senaspa and in our brochures
Megan’s HFR route was Albertson’s to the Senior Center of Jackson Hole greeting familiar friendly faces such as JH legend and politico “Cap’N/Capt. Bob” Morris, proponent of bringing back the $2 bill and founder of Jackson Radio Station KMTN. Time permitting, Megan used the BOB trailer and Bike-powered fuel to take food to the Senior Center which often required several back-to-back trips. Megan’s favorite part about Hole Food Rescue was donning the gloves and peeling stickers off sticky past-prime peaches, adding to the giant “sticker ball” of PLU fruit stickers (edible? hmm?) so that the Haderlie Farm’s pigs consuming HFR compost would not get tummy aches. The circle completes! Yum.
HFR Board Member Curtis & his wife Karen Haderlie own Wind River Herbs and craft the healing Arnica salve used in Sena Spa. Our owner and several therapists have used this since they were first introduced to it at The Body Sage back in 2002. HFR’s Annual “Million Pound Party” in August often includes a large FEAST, features dancing bananas, and is not to be missed.
CSN Community Safety Network
Everyone deserves to feel safe. CSN is an organization with a staff and many volunteers. CSN advocates for victims of domestic abuse, stalking, and sexual assault. CSN provides education, a 24 hour help line for crisis situation, and a local shelter housed that houses hundreds annually as well as community lectures to foster community dialogue by notables such as Jeff Bucholtz and Elizabeth Smart. CSN Staff are some of the happiest faces you’ll find, surprising, as they deal daily with tough crises in our community. The dedication I have witnessed in the team at CSN is nothing short of inspiring and embodies the definition of community. In addition to staff CSN has Community Safety Network Advocates complete a 40 hour training. Sena Spa’s owner is a trained CSN Advocate assisting as available.
Slow Food of The Tetons
Slow Food in the Tetons works to grow our local and regional sustainable food economy by supporting producers, educating consumers and connecting them together in the spirit of good, clean and fair food. Sena Spa’s owner volunteers at the Lockhart Ranch party. Click the link to see where you can procure grass-fed beef from Lockhart Cattle Co one of the last working ranches within Teton County.
Slow Food of the Tetons hosts an indoor WINTER Saturday People’s Market of produce, preserves, fermented goods, meats, cheese, local distilled spirits, and more. Markets held December 16–April 21, 2018 from 2–6PM at the Teton County Fairgrounds Building at 350 West Snow King Ave, Jackson, WY 83001
Generations of Latinos call Jackson Hole home, the population is estimated at 30%. Jackson Hole businesses large and small would not function without our dedicated population of hard-working Latinos. One22, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation (EIN #74-3104462), an endeavor that now encompasses what were the separate entitities El Puente, Latino Resource Center, Community Resource Center to provide needed services.
The Greater Yellowstone, an intact eco system
Conservation of the wildness of Jackson and the protection of the land is one of the most amazing things about the area. Jackson has restrictions on development to protect it. The Jackson Hole Land Trust is critical component of keeping the 18 million-acre Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem intact. It is considered the last intact ecosystem in the lower 48 states.
Thriving not just surviving
We’re sensitive to citizenship issues. Community means awareness, #theawarenessproject, in support of individuals who risked everything for a better life and seek a solid status. The issue of familial safety, education, combined with economic reasons gives many hope that they can create a bright future for their families.
We are so happy to share our Teton home with visitors. There exists a price for seasonal labor and a community cannot stay intact without sufficient workforce. When conversation about immigration status occurs it hits close to home. Our workforce needs reinforcements support the influx of tourism to our beloved area.
Jackson and Greater-Yellowstone tourism cannot exist without a workforce from abroad
Teton County, WY workers vary from ski bum’s with master’s degrees and an even smaller professional year-round community but the backbone of the service industry come overland from South of the U.S. border all the way to South America and abroad. Some call it the “Eastern Invasion” as J1 visa holders comprise the bulk of the at staff Albertsons, Smiths, The Four Seasons, Kmart, Dairy Queen, Subway, Snow King, etc. etc. Programs sometimes over-promise and under-deliver or offer sub-standard conditions yet some manage to stay to live in Jackson Hole or leave and return for many consecutive “seasons.” It is not a far stretch hear Moldovan, Ukrainian, Slovakian, and abundant Russian spoken as young Post-Soviet workers flock to JH. Sena Spa owner Megan worked with Eastern incomers, early in her career, at Olga’s Day spa at Snow King. Olga is considered “the matriarch” of the “Russian” community. Olga studied gymnastics in Kyrgyzstan at 1o years old and later toured with Cirque de Soleil. ( P.S. Olga can now get you in uber-fit ballerina shape at Dancer’s Workshop Ballet Workout).
Jackson’s housing and worker shortage and limited habitable, affordable, secure long-term shelter are real issues. Thanks to organizations like HFR hunger for the numerous food insecure in Jackson is being addressed. Community involvement means solving housing issues like homelessness and, in turn, create an intact workforce who are thriving not just surviving in Jackson Hole.
More than the Minimum, Sena Awards its Career Therapists
Sena Spa awards it’s therapist more than a living wage yet incomes ebb and flow seasonally and we are among the workforce with insecure housing. As owner of Sena Spa I advocate for fair wages, fair labor standards, and access to housing in Jackson Hole. Sena Spa therapists are top performers and are paid as career professionals. We’re a small business in Jackson Hole helping support several households primarily with business from The Teton Club.
WE LOVE JACKSON HOLE
If you are on an extended vacation and wish to volunteer at any of these agencies our Spa Owner Megan can give you direct contact to the persons who can fit you in to a giving campaign and/or help expedite the process. Do you feel like pitching in? You can help. Volunteer or find a cause close to your heart to make a tax-deductible contribution.
A September 8th Fun-Run Old Bill’s Fun Run for Charities is THE grand-daddy of all giving in Jackson Hole, Old Bill’s has given over $146 million dollars through co-challenge and matching opportunities. Old Bill’s is instrumental in distributing funding to all area non-profits through the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole. The Foundation also has a link to volunteer opportunities, from Bingo caller to Tech Tutor at: VolunteerJH.
This is not a solicitation and for information purposes only