In 1950, a group of five young Los Gatos matrons was helping a small mental health sanitarium in the Los Gatos mountains called Tre Monte.
They assisted with reading and writing and gave gifts of bed sheets and other necessities. The need was great and, at the urging of Reg Loftus, director of the struggling facility, they formed an organization and called it Tre Monte Auxiliary.
What began over 60 years ago has evolved to nearly 150 volunteer women raising funds for five local mental health agencies with our cumulative fundraising efforts exceeding over $8.5 million for these organizations.
What began over 60 years ago by five Los Gatos women who were fundraising for a small mental health sanitarium has evolved to nearly 150 volunteer women raising funds for four local mental health agencies: Family & Children Services, The Centre for Living with Dying, Alzheimer’s Activity Center and Services for Brain Injury. Our cumulative fundraising efforts have exceeded 8.5 million dollars for these agencies.