Each year, during the month of November, the R. K. Foundation carries out its Lights of Love fundraising campaign with a specific project in mind. The campaign culminates with a special ceremony held in the R. K. Chapel at 2:00 p.m. on the first Sunday of December.

Individuals can make a donation by purchasing a light on the R. K. MacDonald Christmas tree. There is no limit to the number of lights a person can purchase. Tax receipts are available upon request, and cards can be sent to individuals in whose name you have made a donation. Contributions can also be made in memory of loved ones who have passed. 

Canada Helps - Lights of Love Campaign

2023 Campaign – Enhance the Journey of Life

Join us in celebrating Christmas this year by helping the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home light its tree with bulbs dedicated to love. This is the 26th year that our “Lights of Love” Christmas tree will be lit to honour individuals in whose name donations have been made. Those honoured do not have to be Residents of the R.K.

You can dedicate a bulb in memory of a deceased loved one or honour someone presently in your life. There is no limit to the number of bulbs you can purchase. In addition to a tax receipt for your donation, you can receive a card to send to anyone you have honoured.

Your donation will be used to “Support the Everyday Needs of the Residents” which are not covered by the day to day operation of the facility.

The Lights of Love Service is at 2:00pm on Sunday December 3, 2023 and the Lights of Love tree will be lit during the service. Following prayers, dedications and carols, refreshments will be served in the R.K. Dining Room. All dedications will be entered in a “Lights of Love Memorial Book” that will be on display in the R.K. Chapel throughout the upcoming year.

Donations can be made in the following amounts (light bulbs):

White – $10
Yellow – $20
Green – $30
Red – $50
Blue – $100
Silver – $200
Gold – $500

Online donations can be made through the Donate button via CanadaHelps.org. If you wish to contribute to the Lights of Love Campaign by mail, please download a print a copy of this form.

Previous Campaigns

In the past, the Lights of Love campaign has provided funding for the following projects:

  • A dementia-friendly healing and sensory garden
  • An onsite dental office
  • Four season sunroom and greenhouse
  • Light therapy lamps
  • Family rooms
  • Specialized chairs to improve resident comfort
  • Massage tables
  • Various recreational initiatives and equipment

If you are interested in our Lights of Love campaign, please contact us.