Charitable Giving Program™

Ferns Cares About Our Community

As the core business in our Town, Ferns Country Store believes it’s important that we give back. While we recognize that it’s smart business, more importantly, it sets a tone by serving as a role model for our youth and entire community. We are constantly approached to make donations to many, many groups, so we must limit the scope of our giving to local Carlisle-centric non-profits. Ferns donates a portion of our profits each year to support our community. We call it our Charitable Giving Program and it’s our way of helping contribute to the continuation of the vibrancy of our town.

Our annual contributions take many forms and include:

‘Ferns Ticketron’ – Our in-store ticket sales – we’ve sold hundreds of tickets for for events like the annual Fireman’s Chicken BBQ, 7th Grade School Play, 6th Grade Spaghetti Supper, Carlisle Garden Club Tour and more…
✩ Program and adbook advertising
✩ Product donations for events and fundraisers like our successful effort to raise money to replace the Christmas Tree Lights
✩ Publicity through in-store signage and the Pickle Barrel E-Newsletter for events like Old Home Day 
✩ Outside space for product and ticket sales like the Cub Scout Popcorn Sale, Girl Scout Cookie Sale, Boy Scout Fertilizer and Birdseed Sale….
✩ In-store marketing and sales of retail items like the Carlisle Mosquito & Historical Society Books
✩ Community events like Halloween in the Village Center, Christmas on the Common and our Programs on the Piazza

Donations to Date Include the Following Organizations:

  • American Cancer Society
  • Boy Scout Troop 135
  • Cub Scout Pack 135
  • Carlisle Girl Scout Troops
  • Carlisle Brownie Packs
  • Carlisle Congregational Church
  • Carlisle Council on Aging (COA)
  • Carlisle Firefighters Relief Association
  • Carlisle Fire Department Emergency Canteen
  • Carlisle Historical Society
  • Carlisle Garden Club
  • Carlisle Mosquito
  • Carlisle Parents Connection
  • Carlisle Police Association
  • Carlisle Public School
  •  – CEF Auction
  •   – 6th Grade Spaghetti Supper
  •   – 7th Grade Annual Play
  •  – Back to School Night
  •  – Race to Recycle (cell phone recycling)
  • Carlisle School Association (CSA) Carlisle House Tour
  • CC Pools
  • Central Food Ministry, Charity Golf Outing
  • Colonial Figure Skating Club
  • Communities for Restorative Justice
  • Community Youth Alliance
  • Concord-Carlisle Adult Education
  • Concord-Carlisle Community Chest
  • Concord-Carlisle High School
  •  – French Club
  •  – WIQH Radio
  •  – School Planner Book
  •  – Pops Playbill
  •  – Annual Plays
  •  – Cheerleaders Team
  •  – Hockey Team
  •  – Football Team
  •  – Yearbook
  • Concord-Carlisle Newcomers Club
  • Decibels Foundation
  • Discovery Museums
  • Emerson Hospital
  • First Religious Society
  • Friends of Children & Families
  • Gleason Public Library
  • Great Brook State Park
  • – Down on the Farm Day
  • – SPCA Nevins Farm Day
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Ladies & Gents Cancers Golf Tournament
  • Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Network for Women’s Lives
  • Old Home Day
  • – Ferns 5 and Family Fun 1 Annual Town Road Race
  • Rally for the Cure Golf Tournament
  • Red Balloon Nursery
  • Red Ribbon Ride
  • Savoyard Light Opera Company
  • St. Irene Church
  • The Children’s Meetingplace
  • Town Activities
  • – Bicentenary
  • – Planning Days
  • – This Old House – Carlisle House Town Tour Tickets
  • – Town Employee Retirement Parties
  • Toys for Tots
  • Walk Now for Autism
  • Wounded Warrior Project – Soldier Ride Water Stop Sponsor
  • Community Activities & Events
  • Christmas on the Common
  • Halloween in the Village Center
  • Old Home Day
  • Programs in Ferns Smiling Duck indoor Cafe & outdoor Piazza
  • Veterans Honor Roll Memorial (Larry is Committee Chairman)
  • Members Carlisle Fire Department – Emergency Canteen Crew
  • Past Member Carlisle Historic Commission (Larry)
  • Past Member Carlisle Town Common Committee (Robin)
  • Past Member Carlisle Revenue Enhancement Committee (Larry)

For more information contact: Larry

Ferns Country Store
Charitable Giving Program™

Ferns Cares About Our Community


“Plant more rows of corn than you think you’ll need. At harvest time, you’ll discover you have more friends than you thought you had.”
– – Lester Scruggs

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