The following message was submitted by United Way Lanark County.
Community RESPONDs to United Way Appeal – Independent Grocers in Lanark County step up
Last week, United Way Lanark County (UWLC) announced a $40,000 shortfall for their 2016 Campaign, which is threatening our ability to support our community partners. These Partners include organizations such as Big Brothers of Big Sisters, the Youth Centres across the County, Community & Primary Health Care, the Adult Learning & Training Centre, CROW, Family & Children’s Services, and the Lanark County Community Justice Program, who support 1 in 8 people in Lanark County. The vital services and supports they provide are critical to those in need.
UWLC is reaching out to the community for their support. A number of initiatives are taking place in the month of March in an effort to make up the difference in the Campaign.
I Love My Community
Your Independent Grocer (YIG) locations across Lanark County have stepped up to the challenge and will be holding a Drive for United Way Lanark County. Patrice's YIG in Almonte, Mitchell's YIG in Carleton Place, and Barnabe's YIG in Perth will be collecting $2 at the cash from March 18th to 26th. Andress' YIG in Smiths Falls will be collecting from June 11th - 24th. The YIGs of Lanark County have been long-time supporters of UWLC. Be sure to make a donation at your local store and sign your name in support of your community!
Donate to Win!
All direct mail or online donations to United Way Lanark County received in the first quarter (January 1st, 2017 to March 31st, 2017) will have a chance to win a CCM 1972 Vintage Team Canada Hockey Jersey and a CCM Super Tacks Hockey Stick, valued at $500!
Hudson's Bay Giving Day Shopping Card
March 24th is Hudson’s Bay Giving Day!
Planning on doing some shopping in the near future? Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County and United Way Lanark County are selling Hudson’s Bay Giving Day shopping cards for $5. The card entitles you to discounts on March 24th both in store and online.
It includes: 20% OFF – women’s fashion, lingerie, handbags and accessories; men’s fashion, underwear and accessories; men’s and women’s sleepwear and robes; kids’ fashion; the Official Canadian Olympic Team Collection and Hudson’s Bay Collection; watches, jewellery, and footwear; bedding, bath and bed basics; home decor; dinnerware, stemware and flatware; luggage; and TOPSHOP and TOPMAN when you use your Hudson’s Bay MasterCard or Hudson’s Bay Credit Card.
15% OFF – your purchase without a Hudson’s Bay MasterCard or Hudson’s Bay Credit Card.
10% OFF – Cosmetics and fragrances, furniture, mattresses, small and major appliances, patio furniture and accessories, home environment, garment care, vacuums, personal-care electrics, cookware, bakeware, kitchen gadgets, toys and confectionery with any tender.
PLUS you receive a ballot to enter for a change to win a $5,000 Hudson’s Bay Shopping Spree!
Thanks to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County for donating all proceeds to United Way of Lanark County.
Tickets are available at Jewel’s Smiths Falls (18 William St E), Jewel’s Perth (48 Wilson St), or the United Way Lanark County office in Carleton Place (15 Bates Dr) for $5 each.
You may also donate online to help UWLC continue to support its partners and improve life in Lanark County and Smiths Falls. Consider $10 for Change – the change to a young person that results from being able to attend a vital after school program. Or consider $25 for Possibility – the possibility of a better future for those in our community who just need a helping hand. If everyone in Lanark County and Smiths Falls would make that donation, then UWLC would be able to reach out and make that change, create that possibility, for a better life. Our goal is to change 8,500 lives in Lanark County and Smiths Falls. Please help us make a difference. Visit www.lanarkunitedway.com to donate, or call 613-253-9074.