‘We have had some awesome donations from the community’
Frost Manor’s annual Christmas crafts sale and fundraiser helps the Lindsay, Ont. long-term care home’s residents’ council fund entertainment, programs and outings each year.
However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Frost Manor staff and family council members had to put their thinking caps on and come up with a different way to raise money for residents’ council this holiday season.
Meeting via Zoom video calls, they decided to host a gift-card raffle this year.
Fortunately, the local community has been supportive, and at the time of this writing, there has been about $400 worth of gift cards collected, says Frost Manor life enrichment co-ordinator Lyndsay Burton.
Raffle tickets will then be sold, the gift cards raffled off in a draw, and all money raised will once again be put into the residents’ council fund.
Some of the local businesses that have donated to the raffle include Canadian Tire, Food Basics, Garry’s Garden Gallery, Boston Pizza, Domino’s Pizza and Home Hardware.
Lyndsay says Frost Manor is grateful for the support the community has shown.
“We have had some awesome donations from the community,” she tells The OMNIway.
“It’s a very tight-knit community around here, and everybody is willing to help, so it wasn’t hard to get (businesses involved), that’s for sure.”
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