Sobeys helps Golden Women’s Centre

Golden Sobeys has stepped in to help the Golden Women’s Resource Centre.

  • Dec. 21, 2011 7:00 p.m.

During a season where people are reminded that it is better to give than to receive Sobeys in Golden is taking the old saying to heart with a $1,000 gift certificate for the Golden Women’s Resource Centre.

The presentation to the centre was made by Sobeys Golden, Store Manager, Cam Dawes on Dec. 17 at the store.

“Usually at Christmas time, Sobeys does a gift to a non-profit organization in town. This year we picked the Women’s Centre because we know they need the funding. Every year is different and we are happy to help them,” Dawes said.

On hand from the centre was Roni Beauregard who is the safe home co-ordinator for the Golden Women’s Centre. Beauregard explained that this donation is very important to the centre and helps the group in many different way.

“Typically it is used for groceries for women who are staying in our safe home. We also occasionally use it for our girls group or supply paper products at the centre,” Beauregard said. “This is a huge bonus that really helps us out.”

Dawes said it is nice that the funding is always there year to year so that they can do something like this to help out. “This is very important because as you are aware news has been pretty grim about cutbacks and funding changes. Everything else goes up and funding doesn’t,” he said. “It helps when you can give back to the community. We do a lot of community sponsorships through giving products and supporting several things in town. I like to give to a non-profit group who can really use it.”

The fact that the donation is coming during the holiday season only makes it a little more special for both the centre and Dawes.

“It is always nice to be able to give that call before Christmas,”  Dawes explained.

“Sobeys has been notoriously generous and it is much appreciated,” Beauregard said.

 

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