Afton Park’s ‘pop-up sales’ continue to raise money for MS Society

The club is also preparing for its next campaign which will see residents donate knitted hats to local hospital

Afton Park Place resident Marlene and volunteer Kathy are seen here knitting hats that will be donated to Bluewater Health.

Since July, Afton Park Place’s resident-run Community Projects Club has been selling some “cool treats” during “pop-up sales” to raise money in support of the Sarnia-Lambton branch of the MS Society of Canada.

“Every Friday at 10 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m., for an hour each time, two residents sell Creamsicles and ice cream sandwiches, and the money raised will be going to the MS Society,” said the Sarnia long-term care community’s life enrichment manager Stacy Petrie.

The club has also been prepping itself for October’s community project: donating purple knitted hats for newborns to Bluewater Health in Sarnia to raise awareness of shaken baby syndrome. Later in October, the hats the residents have made will be given to the hospital’s neonatal and delivery unit.

Also in October, the Community Projects Club will be selling 50-50 tickets every Friday during Afton Park Place’s pub night. Proceeds from the draw, which will be held Oct. 26, will go to the local branch of Parkinson Canada.

The Community Projects Club is being steered and managed by the Sarnia long-term care community’s residents to support the Steeves & Rozema Group’s mission of “creating communities that are good for life.”

The club’s members meet monthly to discuss current and upcoming projects. Approximately 12 residents attend these meetings, which are always filled with enthusiasm and lots of creative ideas, team members say.

This story was provided to the Steeves & Rozema Group by Axiom News and originally appeared on the S&R Today website. Republished with permission.

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