A new way to stay connected
Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors has launched its latest fundraising effort with a unique box of 33 handcrafted cards that come in an attractive keepsake box.
The local charity provides services for seniors to support the choice to live at home in the community. Community Care has been supporting seniors in The County for over 40 years. Debbie MacDonald Moynes, executive director says “the box of cards comes in two different options, all are carefully crafted, and would be a joy to send and to receive.”
“It’s over a $100 value and we’re charging only $35.00/box. People can order a box of 33 birthday cards, or a box of 33 all occasion cards. We figured now with people not going out as much, it is nicer to have cards already in their home.”
Along with birthday cards, the big box of all occasion cards includes wedding, get well, thank you, congratulations, new baby, and blank cards.
Community Care wanted to find a new and creative way to encourage people to interact safely. They already have several programs to ward off social isolation. Sending or receiving a card fits right in. Barbara Proctor, chair of the Community Care board of directors, suggests that “a big box of cards would be a great gift for the senior, or for anyone, on your Christmas list. And the added bonus is that buying a box of cards helps Community Care to fundraise in the age of COVID-19. We’re hoping that the big box of cards will be a hit” Proctor concluded.
The Big Box of Cards can be purchased November 1 to 22 online by going to the Prince Edward Community Care website at www.commuitycareforseniors.org For those who don’t have a computer, orders can be placed by calling Community Care at 613-476-7493. All purchases must be paid for in advance.
The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association offers services such as hot and frozen Meals on Wheels, foot care, grocery pick up & delivery, help with forms (including Income Tax), respite, home maintenance, light housekeeping, rural route reassurance and telephone reassurance programs. The agency is partly funded by the Ministry of Health and supported by donations and community fundraising efforts, such as Community Care’s Thrift Shop at 153 Main Street. The Community Care office is located at 74 King Street in Picton and is open by appointment only.
L-R Mayor Steve Ferguson & Barbara Proctor, Chair of Community Care Board, launch the Big Box of Cards fundraiser.
Give the Gift of Care
Community Care for Seniors has Gift Certificates for all services & for the Thrift Shop
County councillor Phil St. Jean drew the following winning tickets:
- Ruth Lester of Bloomfield is the winner of the queen size bedspread crocheted and donated by Marilyn Dean;
- second prize of a small crazy quilt created and donated by Keitha Carnrike was won by Stan Whitehouse;
- and the signed, limited edition print was won by Laura Moynes.
Community Care thanks all those who purchased tickets in support of our programs to help seniors stay living at home.
Community Care is holding a raffle to be drawn on March 31, 2003.
- First prize is a queen size bedspread crocheted and donated by Marilyn Dean,
- second prize is a small crazy quilt created and donated by Keitha Carnrike,
- third prize is a signed, limited edition print.
Tickets are $1 each or 3 for $2.00 and you can get them at the Community Care office in The Armoury, 206 Main Street, Picton or in the Thrift Shop at 281 Main Street, Picton. Licence number 346178.
Marilyn Dean is shown with the bedspread she crocheted and donated to Community Care's raffle.