Origin at Longwood retirement home residents and staff members with a $3,000 cheque for Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank. Origin at Longwood shared more than $6,700 in donations to five charities last month as part of its Spirit of Giving program. (Photo submitted)

Origin at Longwood retirement home residents and staff members with a $3,000 cheque for Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank. Origin at Longwood shared more than $6,700 in donations to five charities last month as part of its Spirit of Giving program. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo seniors’ home raises $6,700 in Spirit of Giving program

Origin at Longwood residents and staff members donated to five charities

Residents and staff members at Origin at Longwood were able to make a difference for numerous local charities last month.

The retirement home gave away more than $6,700 in its Spirit of Giving program in December, spreading its generosity among five charities – Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank, Haven Society, Nanaimo Family Life Association, Power of Play, and Volunteer Nanaimo’s Christmas Angels program.

During December, residents and staff members from Origin at Longwood “set up shop” at the Vancouver Island Market at Nanaimo North Town Centre, according to a press release, selling hand-crafted items including knitting and crochet work, holiday cards, ornaments, paintings and more.

“Origin’s Spirit of Giving program takes place year-round, and we hope to keep raising money for great causes every month,” noted the release. “Keep your eye open for us at local craft fairs and trade shows, among other community events.”



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