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 7:00 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.
This year, proceeds from the Lights of Love campaign will support an R. K. MacDonald Nursing Home initiative to Enhance Residents’ Dining Experience. This undertaking includes purchasing specially-designed carts for food delivery to the facility’s dining areas, providing each area with additional required equipment, and refitting the R. K.’s dining, common and residential areas to create a more “home-like” atmosphere.
Donations can be made in the following amounts (light bulbs):
- White – $10
- Yellow – $20
- Green – $30
- Red – $50
- Blue – $100
- Silver – $200
- Gold – $500
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.