One of A Kind Lane Company Cedar Chest Donated for LCM Raffle
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How fitting it is that a rare “Hope Chest” with historical significance would help Lake Christian Ministries in its mission of bringing HOPE to local families who are struggling with poverty. That is exactly what has happened, thanks to a generous donation from the L.B. Lane Family Foundation and the extended E.H. Lane family formerly of Altavista.
“As one of the last 20 cedar chests crafted by the Lane Company in Altavista on August 31, 2001, its final day of operations, this item is truly a part of our area’s furniture making history. The chest is unique as it is autographed by the employees who helped create it as well as the last remaining Lane family members,” said LCM Executive Director Jane Winters. “This beautiful cedar chest will make a “one of a kind” Christmas gift. We hope this raffle will generate $10,000 for LCM’s facilities expansion with a plan to sell just five hundred $20 raffle tickets.”
Nearly all twenty of the last Lane cedar chests made in August 2001 have been donated to charitable non-profits. The drawing for the lucky winner will be held at noon on Saturday, December 17, as part of LCM’s A Child’s Christmas gift distribution.
“The Lane Company was founded in 1912 by Edward H. Lane Sr. and operated factories in Altavista and Rocky Mount for 89 years,” said Landon Lane, Jr., president of the L. B. Lane Family Foundation. “Most of the Lane family were born and grew up in the Altavista area. Although many of us have re-located to other places, we still think of this area as our home and heritage.”
Explaining the reason behind this donation, Mr. Lane continued, “Many Lane Company employees lived in Franklin, Bedford and Pittsylvania Counties, and we regarded them as extended members of the family. LCM’s mission aligns with the Lane Foundation’s mission—assisting families and children in need. Needs are growing for families who are struggling with poverty, and LCM has to have more space to offer collaborate services needed to address hunger, unemployment and family stability. Our Foundation is impressed with the programs and services that LCM provides to families in need, and we are delighted that one of our last cedar chests has become a “Hope Chest” for the families in the SML community.”
Raffle tickets can be purchased by online using the PayPal checkout below or by check or cash by stopping by LCM, 13157 Old Moneta Road in Moneta from 9 AM to noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until December 16.
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