The clinic hosts a yearly toy drive for the Salvation Army during the Christmas season. This has been done since 1995. Each December, Dr. LaFrance will choose a specified day and donate the proceeds of that day’s treatments by accepting a toy as payment. Patients have been incredible donating more than required. The average donations are approximately $750 – $1000 per year.
Dr. LaFrance has committed to the future of the Hospital Development program and has been a member of the local Kiwanis Club for over 30 years.
The Salvation Army’s Linda Goodall, volunteer Stan Metcalf and Dr. Lawrence LaFrance 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. Dr. LaFrance has supported the Salvation Army Christmas program for over 20 years and donated over $25,000 in toys for children in the community. The Salvation Army is in great need each year with over 500 local families in need of support. To make a donation contact the Salvation Army at 705-326-3472.