Volunteering at The Compass during the first lockdown, I was witness to countless restaurants emptying their refrigerators & shelves to benefit the people who are served by the food bank, donating meals on a weekly basis all the while wondering what the lockdown would eventually mean for them. There are countless stories of generosity that happen every day.
Our favorite restaurants and small businesses who we frequent and take for granted that they will always be there, may not be. Picture Main Street Port Credit without them!
This latest lockdown dealt them a very unfair disadvantage. The majority of them abided by the guidelines imposed on them to keep everyone safe at a great expense to themselves. We can argue that the Government should have done this or that, however, that does not help these businesses now. I know the support that they have received has been wonderful and they more than appreciate it, however, it may not be enough. We can all do takeout and curbside shop on a limited basis, myself included, but what if we could do more collectively.
If you have limited funds, as most of us do these days, and don’t know how you can choose one business over another but want to help, then please consider donating whatever you can. Let’s make this a Joyous Holiday season for all of them.
We don’t want to lose our “friends” in this vibrant community, they have worked too hard to get here.
The monies raised may not solve all of their financial burdens at this time, but it will at least help. If nothing else we can give them the encouragement to go on knowing that their community cares.
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- Melissa Battey-Pratt
- Greg Martin
- Helena Hurtosova
- Richard McCracken
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