“No one has ever become poor by giving.”
Charity and generosity are what make our society so strong and vibrant. We strongly believe that no one can do more for our world than a generous person.
At the Pumpkin Patch in Caledonia, Illinois, we strive to give back as much as we can. As a long standing business in our community, we believe we have an obligation to give back to our community, a community that has to given so much back to us.
Every season, we support the March of Dimes and the Boone County Food Pantry.
The March of Dimes is an organization that helps pregnant “moms take charge of their health,” and supports “families when something goes wrong” with their child’s delivery (MarchofDimes.com). The March of Dimes helps locally, nationally, and internationally. They provide assistance and information to moms and families throughout their pregnancy, and they research the causes that affect and harm childbirth.
At the Pumpkin Patch, whenever you purchase an item at our farm, we will ask you to donate to the March of Dimes. For your contribution, we place a pumpkin sticker with your name on it inside our barn. For every contribution you give to the March of Dimes, we match it-penny for penny; dollar for dollar. This way, we can work together as a community and raise more support together than we could apart.
Where the March of Dimes works both locally and abroad, the Boone County Food Pantry gives back specifically to Boone County, Illinois. The food pantry works “to help those facing hard times until they are able to be self-sufficient” (BBCFoodPantry.com). Their mission “is to give people hope and to make a difference in their lives” (BBCFoodPantry.com).
The Pumpkin Patch is located in Caledonia, Illinois which is on the North side of Boone County Illinois. From border to border, Boone County is close-knit community. But Boone County Illinois, just as many other communities in our nation, has been hit hard by the recent economic recession. But because we are all neighbors here in Boone County, we all help each other, and the Boone County Food Pantry has served our home community faithfully in our time of need.
So, we do everything we can to support the Boone County Food Pantry. Every season, we donate the extra food from our cafe to the Boone County Food Pantry. All of our food is made fresh, so all of our donations are fresh.
For more information on these organizations, here are links to their home web pages:
The Pumpkin Patch believes in supporting our community, believes in giving back. This fall, come out to our farm to pick up your delicious fall pumpkins, and help us give back to our community by helping us support both the March of Dimes and the Boone County Food Pantry.