Jaime is a devoted wife and mom of 3, heavily involved in her community, as well as the
Community Relations Manager at Lake Norman Economic Department. She is creative,
passionate, and she loves lake life, event planning, community engagement and networking, and spending time with the important
people in her life .
Inspired by caring for her late grandparents, she started Seasons of Giving as a passion project during Covid touching hundreds of seniors serving Christmas Meals.
"Caring for the elderly is a cause that I hold dear to my heart. I believe that our seniors are a valuable part of our community and deserve respect, love, and support. As someone who has seen the impact of aging on my own family and friends, I understand the challenges that come with growing older, such as loneliness, health issues, and financial constraints. That's why I feel compelled to advocate for policies and programs that improve the quality of life for seniors, Whether it's through volunteering in my community, teaching my children the values of relationships with seniors, or pushing for community help to improve the standards for seniors that may be less fortunate. I find that by truly listening to their stories, sharing their joys and sorrows, and learning from their wisdom, I gain a deeper appreciation for the human experience and a renewed sense of purpose. To me, being passionate about the elderly means recognizing their worth, supporting their dignity, and cherishing their legacy."
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Jaime Lane founded Seasons of Giving Lake Norman in 2020 and officially became a non profit 501(c)3 November 2022, yet the inspiration and heart flourished after her grandparents passing in 2017.
Her 3 children and herself helped care for them and loved them every day as they resided alone and in assisted living. When Covid hit, the year after her grandparents passed, her kids brought up the conversation about the lock down all of the assisted living, medical facilities, and hospitals. Families would no longer be able to see or visit their loved ones. This ultimately would have been the death of her grandparents if they had lived to this point.
Jaime, who is resourceful and creative, came up with the idea along with her family after watching the Grinch, to bring a little cheer and fundraise to feed seniors in need in Huntersville a Longhorn Meal for Christmas. They would raise money by having photos with the Grinch.
Jaime, dressed up as the Grinch and her family and friends, dressed as Whovillers. They decorated and lit up (even with a tree on top), her husband's red truck, blasted "Grinch" music as they paraded down every street of their 1000 home neighborhood. Neighbors came out of their homes, kids and adults thankful and ecstatic, to come outside to see the Grinch and finally have conversations with neighbors.. It was a magical experience for all! They raised enough to feed 75 Seniors, many who had not seen anyone in months....
The first delivery changed the lives of all involved. They knocked on the doors of the community of "Whitehill Senior Apartments," which are independent subsidized housing units in downtown Huntersville. "The one who changed us all was Patricia.
She opened the door, scared and confused, as we were all wearing masks. When she realized what we were doing, she teared up and came outside. She opened her arms and said "You are the first people to visit and knock on my door in 6 months, I love you all and I don't care if I get sick and die I am giving each of you a hug because you came and found me."
In 2021, they again paraded, adding the speedway pace car, decorated trucks, and lots of tacky Christmas themed golf carts! They again raised enough money to feed 350 seniors in Huntersville and Cornelius a Christmas meal with LongHorn Steaks, Nothing Bundt Cakes, and New Big Cozy Blankets. They went door to door with Christmas carols, big smiles, lots of love from the most caring families and children.
In November 2022, Seasons of Giving turned into a Nonprofit, planned
their first official fundraiser "The Whobalation at Northstone " in 5
weeks time. With no budget, they reached out to the community for
help, and it came. They sold out their event, raised $7500 and fed 750
seniors in need in the Lake Norman area.
Today they are vested in Huntersville, NC and on a weekly basis are able to serve two meals a week to 40 seniors, plan and host activities, provide basic needs, help seniors with apartment makeovers by decluttering, repurposing donated furniture and personal touches to make them feel special. W.E ARE FAMILY. WE ARE COMMUNITY
Yes after our fundraiser "The Whobalation at Northstone," We raised funds not only to feed over 700 meals to seniors in the Huntersville and Cornelius area, but to start truly pouring our hearts into a life long mission to serve seniors in need in our community!
Feeding seniors is only part of our mission. Seasons of Giving LKN has strategies in place to invest our hearts, time, and funds to bond with the elderly in meaningful relationships, because we want to, because seniors hold a special place in our hearts and community.
Through your help, we will not only be able to fullfill our mission but also on a weekly basis supply meals at least twice a week, basic necessities, groceries, special occasions, activities, basic needs, and a few desires, time to share and develop lasting relationships and trust with the seniors in our community who may sometimes need these things the most!
This is one Christmas tradition that the kids talk about all year! They are the first to raise a hand and commit to serving the seniors of the community a Christmas meals, Nothing Bundt Cakes, and goodies can’t wait to join in and help out! The experience is like no other as they prep the items, make cards, organize and deliver. Their is so much excitement and joy that is felt by all as they run around, bringing Christmas carols and joy to the seniors during the holiday season!
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