MEET JOANNE AND DICK
We are often humbled by many acts of kindness from the Tomten Farm and Sanctuary Community. It is those acts that empower us
with the ability to do more and be more. We are ever appreciative for all gifts that help us to continue this journey for many years to come.
It is with a deep, deep humility and a great gratitude that we introduce you to the first
supporters who have included Tomten in their Planned Giving plan.
Joanne and Dick have been actively involved in the activities of Tomten since Joanne first
volunteering "Open Chore Days" (now called Down and Dirty Work Days) at our original Massachusetts farm.
Dick worked at a supermarket and he convinced them to recycle some of their still- good-but
-not-quite-perfect produce by donating it to the animals of Tomten. As you can imagine, Joanne was the favorite volunteer on delivery day. She
could barely get the hatch of her car open without goats, geese, chickens and, even dogs, jumping in to get first dibs.
When we relocated to New Hampshire, we feared we might not see Joanne, Dick or the animals' farm-to-supermarket-to Tomten
contributions anymore. Yet despite the distance, they kept on coming. And gifting us with a monthly donation. And non-stop cheers and likes and shares on our Facebook page. And
now bequeathing a gift to Tomten and its animals.
It is an honor to have their continued and valued support and it is with overwhelming
appreciation we thank them for the foresight and generosity of this gift. Thank you, Joanne and Dick, for embracing Tomten Farm and
Sanctuary and for going above and beyond to help us help animals in need.
With their consent, we share their profile, with mutual hopes that it will inspire others to share
the love today and plan to continue sharing it in the years ahead.