We are back! The Manitoulin Centennial Manor auxiliary members are back at it again, working diligently to return to our role and continue fundraising in order to meet our goals and responsibilities to the residents during the fall and winter.
Like so many other charities and organizations, the past 18 months of the pandemic provided various challenges for the auxiliary with provincial lockdown orders, limited fundraising opportunities, no volunteering or decorating for special occasion and not assisting at the activities with the residents.
We are very happy to announce that we are now back in action and working at developing many creative ideas of how we can continue to meet our objectives.
We just finished participating in the Fall Harvest Glory Days competition by creating a display outside of the Manor. We are so appreciative of all the donations we received for the display and would like to thank everyone who provided us with decorations, flowers, pumpkins, hay bales and corn stalks.
Our next task at hand will be holding a bake sale on November 18 during the Little Current ladies’ days in the former Credit Union beside The Expositor Office. Please look for our posters in your community. We would also be very happy in accepting baking donations for the sale. Please drop by and purchase some sweets and support the auxiliary. Next month we will look forward to again providing a post-secondary scholarship to a deserving student who will be continuing their education in long-term health care and we will be busy making and decorating Christmas ornaments for the residents in addition to making a donation to the Tree of Lights fundraiser on behalf of each resident.
In 2022, we will again look forward to your household donations for our yard sale and your baking donations for our successful bake sale that is annually held at the Manor on Canada Day.
We appreciate families who acknowledge the auxiliary as a charity of choice and donate to our memoriam fund in memory of their loved one. Annually, these donations are our number one source of funds. We would not be able to accomplish half of what we do without your ongoing support.
If you are interested in volunteering a few hours of your time each month, we are always looking for new ideas and members who would like to join our team.