On behalf of LC&ERC, thank you to our generous donors. Your donations are making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate in our community. In 2022, LC&ERC distributed gift cards for groceries, toys for children and clothing for young adults to approximately 80 families.
Meet one of our amazing donors:
The Christmas Farm
Jim and I retired from the Canadian Forces after a long and rewarding career. In 2012, we purchased a farm on Forest road in South Frontenac and with our son Joe we planted our first Christmas trees and named our farm “The Christmas Farm”. In 2013, I started making wreaths and sold them during annual tree sales with all proceeds going toward our niece’s mission trip to India. The next year we supported a Holy Cross student mission trip to Jamaica and we assisted the school in setting up their own wreath making capability in order for them to fund subsequent mission sponsorship activities. Additionally, for the past eight years we have partnered with Saint Patrick’s Catholic school and helped them raise funds in support of their activities. Since that time we have donated wreath proceeds to charities that have held close meaning for us: Multiple Myeloma in support of my brother-in-law; Providence Care Hospice because of the support they provided friends and family in the past; and most recently New Leaf Link and your charity, The Loughborough Christmas and Emergency Relief Fund
This year (2021), along with profits raised from wreath sales, we put a donation jar at our Hot chocolate, apple cider and candy cane station. We identified New Leaf Link, Providence Care and, The Loughborough Christmas and Emergency Relief Fund as the intended 2021 recipients of funds raised during the campaign. Our customers responded with great generosity and by the end of our selling season $2100.00 was raised between wreaths and donations, in support of these outstanding initiatives. We are so grateful that we can create wonderful Christmas experiences for our generous customers and with their support help worthwhile and local charities. Next year, we plan on continuing with our charity support, so we hope to see you all again in 2022 at the Christmas Farm.
The generous support of individuals like you makes it possible for our organization to exist and to make the community a great place to live.