Thank you to everyone who has given to this essential new home so far.

More than $13.3M of $18M raised!

Thank you to everyone who has given to this essential new home so far.

Meet some generous donors from our community who are helping to build the new Dundas Manor.

Bitty Birds Bakery

The smell of fresh baking in Iroquois on April 27th was irresistible – as Bitty Birds Bakery hosted a pop-up porch sale. Gluten and nut free Dutch treats and much more were on display. Proceeds from the sale of all baked goods supported the new Dundas Manor. By the end of the day, $477.09 was raised! Thank you to Ashley Vanchu for organizing this yummy event.

IOOF #349 Williamsburg Lodge

Williamsburg is 15 minutes down the road from Dundas Manor Long-Term Care Home, but the residents could feel the love all the way up the highway on February 23rd and again on March 23rd.  The Independent Order of Oddfellows (IOOF) #349 Williamsburg Lodge members hosted two amazing events in support of the new home.

Each year, the Lodge’s Noble Grand chooses a charity for the event: “I chose Dundas Manor because we need the home in this area and someday any of us – or one of our family members – may need it,” noted Noble Grand William Lewis.

Winchester Baptist Church

The Winchester Baptist Church is pleased to present the WDMH Foundation with a donation toward the construction of the new Dundas Manor. The Winchester Baptist Church has been a supporter of Dundas Manor through the years through the leading of scheduled preaching services, the distribution of cards and crafts made by our congregation for the residents, and by visiting residents.

Morewood Recreation Association

The small but mighty team of volunteers with the Morewood Recreation Association (RA) have been busy – working on their goal to raise $10,000 for the Expanding the Circle of Compassionate Care Campaign for the new Dundas Manor. And they are well on their way! At the Morewood RA/Morewood Station 1 North Dundas Fire Services’ Winter Carnival in February, a 50/50 draw was held, raising $645.

“The Morewood RA is committed to giving back,” explains President Brent Richard. “Helping to raise funds to support the new Dundas Manor is just one of the ways we can make an impact in our community. We hope everyone will join us!”

 

Brenda Pascoe

Brenda Pascoe loved her Mom. And she wanted only the best for her. She says her Mom’s final three years at Dundas Manor Long-Term Care Home made that possible. “I just love the place,” says Brenda. “I can’t say enough good things about Dundas Manor!” As an only child, Brenda says this wonderful care gave her peace of mind. She didn’t have to carry the weight of her Mom’s well-being and care on her own shoulders anymore.

“Giving a donation to help build the new Dundas Manor was easy for me. What better way to say thank you again for loving my Mom in her final years; for bringing me peace of mind; and for bringing both of us much joy?”

Lauree Laing’s Hollyhock Seeds

The saying goes that from tiny seeds grow mighty trees – but for Dundas Manor, it’s actually hollyhocks! Dundas Manor staff member Lauree Laing had a creative idea to raise funds for the new Dundas Manor and it just kept growing – pun intended!  Lauree has been selling hollyhock seeds from her own garden to help create beautiful gardens everywhere. And it’s working. To date, 35 packets of seeds have been sold, raising almost $150 to help build the new Dundas Manor.

“I’m a proud member of the Dundas Manor Dream Team and was pleased to help out in a way that was special to me. I had a hopeful goal of $100 for this little adventure, so I’m very happy,” adds Lauree. “I hope everyone will share pictures of their sprouting hollyhocks as they grow. It will be great to have more hollyhock blooms in the area soon!”

Mountain Orchards

Mountain Orchards corn maze was busy during the warmer months as families enjoyed the twists and turns, while supporting the new Dundas Manor at the same time. By the end of the summer, visitors had donated $500 for the new home. Mountain Orchards matched this amount, resulting in a $1,000 gift to the campaign!

Dundas Soil & Crop Improvement Association

At the WDMH Foundation, we love it when donors get creative. And the Dundas Soil and Crop Improvement Association certainly did! The Board asked its members to consider donating the value of one ton of corn – or more – to help build the new Dundas Manor. And many did. On December 5th, the Board presented a cheque for $41,320 to the campaign.

Mustard’s Variety

Mustard’s Variety in Iroquois is celebrating 35 years in business, and owners Jim and Jan have been busy doing what they always do – giving back to the local community. They recently presented cheques to seven different charities – including $500 for the new Dundas Manor. We are honoured to be included.

Residents Council

Dundas Manor residents are donors too! At its final meeting of 2023, the Dundas Manor Residents Council made a big decision – to donate $1,000 to the campaign for the new Dundas Manor.  “It feels good to support the future home of our residents,” notes Dundas Manor resident Joan Dunlop who is also the Treasurer of the Residents Council. “It was an easy decision!”

Mountain & District Lions Club

Thank you to the Mountain & District Lions Club who have pledged $40,000 to the campaign. They recently presented a cheque for $10,000. Dundas Manor is here for our community and so are the Mountain Lions!

Chesterville Rotary Club

Quack! Quack! The Rotary Club of Chesterville and District has donated the proceeds from its famous annual Duck Race to the WDMH Foundation – with $1,700 going to the campaign. “We will continue to support the Winchester District Memorial Hospital and Dundas Manor, as both are important to us and our community,” notes Rotary President Martin Derks.

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