6-year-old boy raises $300-plus to support Almonte Country Haven team during outbreak
Lennox Donnelly, the grandson of Garden Terrace office manager Karen Paquette, sold homemade macramé key chains to raise the money
Garden Terrace office manager Karen Paquette is a proud grandmother who just became a little prouder.
That’s because her young grandson, Lennox Donnelly, decided he wanted to help a Garden Terrace sister home, Almonte Country Haven, when he learned about the challenges the Country Haven team has been facing during the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Almonte Country Haven has been dealing with an outbreak of the virus for the past month.
It so happens that Lennox, 6, lives in the town of Almonte and has family members working at the home, so he came up with an idea to make macramé key chains, sell them and donate the proceeds to the Almonte Country Haven team.
Lennox quickly learned the art of macramé, his grandma says.
“His mom taught him to do one basic knot and off he went,” Karen tells The OMNIway.
Lennox initially made 12 decorative key chains. They all immediately sold, so he made more.
“Family and friends from as far as Toronto were buying them,” Karen says.
Lennox’s goal was to raise $50 for the Almonte Country Haven team. He ended up raising more than $300 for the home.
“(I am) so very proud of this little guy with such a big heart,” Karen says.
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