A yearly toy drive is done for the Salvation Army during the Christmas season. This has been done for approximately 21 years. On a specified day, the doctor donates proceeds of that days treatments by accepting a toy as payment. Patients have been incredible donating more than required. Altogether the average donations are approximately $750.00 – $1000.00 per year.
The doctor has committed to the future of the Hospital Development program as well as the YMCA ongoing campaigns.
The Salvation Army’s Linda Goodall, volunteer Stan Metcalf and Dr. Lawrence LaFrance, local chiropractor and owner of Optimum Potential Chiropractic and Nutrition are pictured with over $900 worth of toys for the Salvation Army’s Christmas hamper program. “It is so fulfilling to know that children will now experience the joy of owning a new toy and share in the magic of Christmas,” said LaFrance crediting his patients for being incredibly generous and donating above and beyond what is required. Every December Dr. Lafrance dedicates one special day in which he accepts a new toy or cash donation in lieu of payment for their treatment. Dr. LaFrance has supported the Salvation Army Christmas program the last 22 years donating over $20,000 in toys for children in the community. The Salvation Army is in great need this year with over 500 families in need of their support. The last week before Christmas is the most critical, to make a donation contact the Salvation Army at 705-326-3472.