Community members jumping in to join the magic!

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Every little bit helps to build the new Dundas Manor

At the WDMH Foundation, we love our community and we see the generosity of our neighbours every day. The campaign to build the new Dundas Manor has only heightened our love and admiration. Here are just three examples!

Lorilea Erratt worked as a screener at Dundas Manor during the pandemic and loved every minute. She got to know the residents and staff and says she saw the need for a new home. Now she is giving back with a birthday fundraiser!

“Big or small, every donation is important,” says Lorilea. “If everyone gives a little in their own way, we’ll have a big amount at the end of the campaign. We all have a part to play and we can feel good about coming together to build ‘our’ Dundas Manor. I’m hoping I inspire others to get involved too.”

To donate to Lorilea’s birthday fundraiser, visit her CanadaHelps page at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/pages/lorileas-birthday-for-manor/ before April 30th.

Ashley Vanchu at Bitty Birds Bakery in Iroquois is joining the magic too. On Saturday, April 27th, she is hosting a pop-up porch sale with gluten and nut free Dutch treats and much more. Proceeds from the sale of all baked goods will support the new Dundas Manor. 

Ashley says that the event celebrates Koningsdag or King’s Day, honouring King Willem-Alexander’s birthday in the Netherlands. Traditionally, the Dutch share in these festivities by dressing in orange and partying along streets and canals. So let’s all party in Iroquois!  Drop by 10336 Chess Road on April 27th from 10 to 2 to join in the fun.

And who doesn’t love a cookie and a smile! The annual Tim’s Smile Cookie Campaign kicks off on April 29th and everyone can support the new Dundas Manor by picking up some cookies at the two Tim’s locations in Winchester. Thank you to owners Sarah and Brandon Byers and their team for choosing Dundas Manor as their charity of choice for this year’s week-long cookiefest.

“Our community really is the very best,” sums up Campaign Assistant Cindy Ault Peters. “Every community event in support of Dundas Manor is special and each one makes a difference – no matter how big or how small. If you have an idea, we’d love to chat. Thank you so much for your support!”

For more details about the Dundas Manor campaign, please visit www.dundasmanordream.ca or contact the WDMH Foundation team at 613-774-2422 ext. 6162 or 6169. To chat about fundraising events for Dundas Manor, please contact Cindy Ault Peters at 343-572-6345 or cpeters@wdmh.on.ca.

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