Grade 11 student raising funds for COVID-19 care packages

Manitowaning’s Lane Phillips is selling keychains to raise funds to assemble care kits for Manitoulin Family Resources. The keychains are $5 each and on sale until December 31 as part of a high school assignment.

MANITOWANING – Lane Phillips of Manitowaning is hoping to effect change on Manitoulin and is asking Islanders to open their hearts, and pocketbooks, to help those in need.

The Grade 11 student is working on a culminating project for his Manitoulin Secondary School social justice and equity class that is meant to bring about change. Lane decided that, given the current global pandemic, he would attempt to help those who are less fortunate source hand sanitizer and masks (for both adults and children) to help keep them safe.

To do this, the young man has created keychains that look like the coronavirus structure which are available for purchase between now and December 31 for $5 each. If you’re not in Manitowaning, no problem—Lane will ship the keychain to you. Each keychain he sells will equate to one care package, which will be delivered to Manitoulin Family Resources in Mindemoya, which will then take over the distribution to those individuals who need the help.

“My goal is to sell 50 or more,” Lane said.

To order a keychain please fill out the order form at, by calling 705-507-0842 after 3 pm or by sending an email to Etransfers can also be sent to Lane via that email address or purchases can be made by PayPal.