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Donate to This Ellington Resident’s MS Walk, Get a Gift Box

Lois Lomme is participating in an MS challenge walk in 2014, and will be giving out hand-crafted gift boxes for every $3 raised.

Credit: Contributed
Credit: Contributed
Ellington resident Lois Lomme has been living with Multiple Sclerosis in her legs for the past 10 years.

But she is not letting that stop her from participating in the MS Challenge Walk 2014 in Cape Cod, Mass.

“It’s this reason that I feel even more compelled to walk myself and for those who can’t,” Lomme said in an email to Patch.

The event is a 50-mile walk over the course of three days. To participant, each walker needs to raise $1,500.

So, ahead of the holidays, Lomme has employed a creative way to solicit donations from family, friends and community members: handcrafted gift boxes.

“I am giving a hand crafted gift box for every $3 donation,” Lomme said. “These boxes are covered with a collage generated from whimsical and artistic images from pictures in magazines. The boxes are suited for gift cards, pieces of jewelry or any number of gifts.”

Lomme will be at the Ellington Farmers Markets, or if you are interested in donating to her cause, email Inside.The.Box.4MS@gmail.com. 
Jill McAllister December 09, 2013 at 09:23 AM
Genius! Best of luck Lois!
Lois Lomme December 09, 2013 at 03:24 PM
From the Trinity Luthern Church in Vernon, Fine Lines in Ellington, Shapes Salon Open House in East Longmeadow and to the biggest venue of all, Stop & Shop in Vernon, this has been so much fun! And so much fuNDs! I haven't actually been at the Ellington Farmers Market yet but I have hope that I will be. More to come.

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