As of Tuesday, June 27, 2023, the Tag Day total is in!!! $5,506.27 is where we landed, exceeding the goal of $5,000.00. Thank you to all concerned -- the volunteers at the stores and in the office counting, the businesses for letting us do this, and to the donors who gave generously to help seniors live at home. You can still donate to Tag Day by calling the office at 613-476-7493 and giving your VISA number (we'll send the charitable receipt) or by going to our website at this link https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/11572?v2=true and giving online (identify the donation as for Tag Day). Thank you everyone!
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
Margaret Ferguson, Mary Lou Linton and Doreen Brown prepare Friendship Bean Soup, Christmas Light Bottles, Cookbooks and Cookie Mix Jars which make thoughtful and useful Christmas Gifts.
The Friendship Soup is $6.00, Christmas Light bottles are $10.00 and Cookie Mix Jars are now priced to sell for $7.00 at Prince Edward Community Care's Thrift Shop, 281 Main Street Picton, and The Community Care office in The Armoury, 206 Main Street Picton.
Supplies are limited so shop early. Funds raised through the sale of these items will be used to help older people to live at home.