The event flag has been raised, the Town proclamation has been shared, and Giving Tuesday is again vibrantly active in St. Marys with close to 70 local partners ready to help bolster community needs on November 30th. Local businesses, schools, churches and service clubs are all thoughtfully taking part in this yearâ€™s philanthropic civic movement with unique personally-chosen community support initiatives.
Community giving will be visible everywhere in Town on Tuesday. St. Marys Cement Company has been deeply involved digging, cleaning, sorting, and donating hundreds of rocks that are being colourfully decorated by Holy Name of Mary Catholic School and Little Falls Public School students. On Giving Tuesday, Mayor Strathdee and Town Councillors will accept voluntary donations for these one-of-a-kind gems at Town Hall. Proceeds will go to the Humane Society and St. Marys Salvation Army Food Bank.
DCVI students are also creatively contributing by decorating placemats for local participating eateries that were donated by Stonetown Supply Company. In addition, DCVI is conducting a non-perishable food drive. Donations can be dropped off at the high school.
The combined artistic talents of Kingsway Lodge and Wildwood Care Centre residents will be beautifully showcased in a downtown mural display on upper Queen Street that was generously donated by Partners in Employment â€“ Perth & Huron Counties.
Guardian Drugs, Hubbard Pharmacy and Foodland are accepting feminine hygiene product donations that will be added to Stratford Police Services annual community Christmas Cruiser program.
For the complete list of St. Marys Giving Tuesday partners, see the corresponding full-page ad in todayâ€™s paper that was complimentarily provided by St. Marys Independent Newspaper or look for the red and white Giving Tuesday participant decals in windows around town that were graciously supplied by Thames Label and Litho Limited.