The North Grenville community came together during the last two weeks of November to raise $10,000 for the House of Lazarus’ (HOL) Christmas Adopt-a-Family program.
The initiative was led by the North Grenville Community Fund (NGCF) which, through their #NGGives campaign, encouraged local business owners and individuals to raise money for HOL in the weeks leading up to Giving Tuesday on December 1. Businesses like Saltastic, Mr. Mozzarella, and Get Cronk’d Fitness Studio all ran promotions over the two weeks to raise money for the cause. Rebecca Cronk from Get Cronk’d felt it was important to support families in need in the local community. “I think it’s great for us to be involved in as much as possible,” she said.
House of Lazarus Executive Director, Cathy Ashby, says the money will help support the 150 families they have signed up for their Adopt-a-Family program this year. “We’re just amazed with the community support we get for our programming,” she says.
The NGCF team wants this initial $10,000 donation to mark the official start of the giving season in North Grenville. Municipal Council hopped on board last Tuesday by proclaiming the day Giving Tuesday in the municipality, and raising the official NG Gives Flag.
“We want the NG Gives movement to get even bigger,” says NGCF Marketing and Communications Manager, Nancy Morgan. “We end our campaign on Giving Tuesday, but start the month of giving.”