Our Resilient Community: 2021 Commemorative Calendar
When COVID-19 forced our communities into lock-down, we had some difficult decisions to make. Our Thrift Shop was closed and revenue that has traditionally funded the majority of our programs and services, disappeared.
We had to put many programs on hold and lay off 80% of our staff. With our remaining resources, we focused our efforts on ensuring essential services would be provided to the most vulnerable in our community.
Now, as we endeavour to restart programs for children, youth, and families, we can only resume to the degree that funding allows. With ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and safety protocols in place, we know it will take time before Thrift Shop revenues will return to their pre-pandemic levels. In the meantime, we have been busy developing other vehicles for our community to show their support.
Although many of us were scared as the threat of illness, job loss and uncertainty loomed in our communities, we also noticed something wonderful happening. Residents were selflessly assisting one another with warmth and generosity. Friends, volunteers, neighbours, business owners and front-line workers were going out on a limb to ensure needs were being met.
With the help of some very talented local photographers, we decided to document the very unsual, yet incredibly inspiring summer of 2020. The images captured of front-line workers, volunteers, business owners, and residents doing what they could to get through the pandemic, have come together in a high quality calendar that celebrates our community’s resiliency.
Proceeds from the sale of the calendars will help SOS continue restarting and rebuilding vital community programs and services that residents have come to rely on.
Plus, you could win a deluxe two-night stay at Tigh-Na-Mara with your calendar purchase! Every calendar has a unique number on the back, and one lucky winner will be announced on 88.5 The Beach FM on Feb. 1, 2021. Please click here for prize restrictions.
A huge THANK YOU to our sponsors who helped bring this project to fruition, and to the businesses who are selling the calendars. We couldn’t have done this without you. #unityincommunity
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