You can make a difference in someone else’s life
To the Editor:
Yes, you can make a difference today! You have an excellent opportunity to make Caledonia one of the best community resources in Minnesota.
The Caledonia Masonic Lodge is currently running a fund drive to benefit the Semcac Food Shelf in Caledonia. This fund drive is very unique as every person’s donation will have a triple value. In other words, you donate $1 and the food shelf gets $3, a donation of $5 becomes $15, $10 becomes $30, $20.00 becomes $60, etc.
In plain words, “all donations will be tripled” by the Caledonia Masonic Lodge. All donations received by the Caledonia Food Shelf on or before Feb. 29, 2012 will be tripled. Everyone’s donation will be of great value in this fund drive. So regardless if your donation is $1 or $100, it will purchase several items of food.
The Caledonia Food Shelf is located at 138 East Main Street, Caledonia with a telephone number of 725-3677. You can mail or deliver your donation to the Food Shelf. As long as the donation is received by February 29th, 2012, it will be tripled!
As many of you know, the Lenten season begins on Feb. 22 and giving to those who need a helping hand is part of the Lenten season. Here is an opportunity for you to begin the Lenten season with a donation remembering that the most vulnerable people to be effected by hunger are children, disadvantaged and seniors.
In 2011, the Caledonia Food Shelf distributed 71,530 pounds of food in Houston County.
While about half of that amount of food is donated, the balance must be purchased. It is anticipated that the food shelf will need a lot more that 71,530 lbs. in 2012. Accordingly, this Masonic Lodge Fund Drive will be a great blessing to us all.
St. Mary’s School recently ran a food drive with great success. We welcome all schools, individual grades, organizations and any other groups to run a food drive in 2012. Houston County is a great place to live and the greatest resources it has are its residents and organizations like the Caledonia Masonic Lodge.
Senior Citizen Caledonia