The Stouffville ‘Home for Christmas’ House Tour was an idea initiated by Rosemary Mauro in 2011 to create a platform to generate funds in support of The Jennifer Ashleigh Foundation. Rosemary called upon her like-minded friends and together over the past 8 years they have raised over $240,000 for various charities in our community. In 2014 the Tour Committee decided to focus exclusively on the promotion and support of two important children’s charities: The Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity and The Able Network.
Stouffville’s ‘Home For Christmas’ Tour Committee:
Sarah Carrick: Co-Chair, Carolyn Dobson: Co-chair; Carolyn Mauro, Stephanie Butler, Jacky Messner, Lisa Hume, Nancy Miller, Tami Antrobus and Jane Alden.
‘We are deeply grateful to our homeowners, sponsors, designers, volunteers and tour participants for their strong and continued support.’
The Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity has helped over 15,000 seriously ill children and their families with funding for hospital and household costs, specialized care, medical treatments and therapies. This charity was born and exists entirely from grass roots community funding. Take the time to watch this inspiring video that was filmed at their annual picnic in Uxbridge: Click to Watch
The Able Network
This innovative community program provides meaningful opportunities for young adults with intellectual disabilities to be engaged in their community in a positive way. The ABLE vision is to inspire participants to reach their full potential through access to better living and employment. The Stouffville Chapter of the ABLE Network opened in 2018. Latcham Hall provides the home base for Stouffville’s participants in the program. The following local Businesses and organizations provide both paid and volunteer opportunities to our ABLE Network participants: Hope & Healing International, Tim Hortons, MCC Care & Share Thrift Shop, The Bottle Shed Foundation, Parkview Home Long-Term Care, Whitchurch-Stouffville Community Food Bank, Latcham Art Centre, Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library & Whitchurch-Stouffville Leisure Centre Fitness Club. To see the positive impact of your support, click on this link: More aboutThe Able Network