Rest Cottage Association

About the Rest Cottage Association

About 100 years ago, the term “Rest Cottage” referred to a modest house where the ladies of the Ebell provided solace for women who needed to convalesce before returning to their homes..

As former Rest Cottage Chair Shan Sutherland relates, “In the 1970s when Medicare came in, it provided a new insurance benefit to help women. The Ebell sold its last building in 1980 and the proceeds became the seed money for what is now the RCA [Rest Cottage Assn.] endowment.” Once as high as $4 million, the endowment is now about $3 million and this year donated $134,000 to eight organizations serving women in need. Read more…

The Rest Cottage Association Grant Application

Ebell0186You may complete the grant application online by clicking here.

Rest Cottage Association Committee

rca2Chair, Randi Jones
Assistant Chair, Donna Russell
Secretary, Kay Balue
Treasurer, Julie Barkan
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Social Service Department

alexandria-house_janna-and-laurieEvery month, we support the Rest Cottage Association’s mission of providing assistance to a number of charities.

For the month of June 2018, we collected cake mixes for birthdays, baking pans, oven mitts and cooking utensils for Saving Innocence Hope House. Read more…