Community Care thinks inside a big box for latest fundraiser

GOING BIG- County of Prince Edward Mayor Steve Ferguson and Chair of the Board of the Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors Association Barb Proctor show off the big boxes of cards that are available to purchase through Community Care. (Jason Parks/Gazette Staff)

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, Community Care Executive Director said the box of cards comes in two different options, all are carefully crafted, and will be a joy to send and to receive.

“It’s over a $100 value and we’re charging only $35 /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,” she said.

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.

-Staff