The pandemic has brought big changes – to the way we connect with friends and family, the way we do business, and yes, to the way our local charities fundraise.
For many local organizations and not-for-profits, annual events and familiar initiatives are off the table as we work to keep our bubbles small.
Parksville Bottle & Recycling Depots has a solution – one that many locals are already taking advantage of!
Owners Louise and Neil Tyler have seen a substantial increase in recycling donations, reminding them how generous the community can be during trying times.
“We want to thank the community for the generosity of their donations. We’ve been doing this for 25 years and the support we’ve been seeing is unprecedented and just absolutely remarkable,” Louise says, saluting staff and the public “for doing such a bang-up job.”
Both staff and community have played a part in the fundraising success as they all work to stay safe and to continue raising vital funds.
Staff adhere to a mandatory mask policy, wear gloves and practice physical distancing. They’ve adapted well to the changes and continue to make things flow efficiently while adhering to COVID protocols, Louise says.
Community members appreciate the opportunity to safely drop off donations of returnables – an easy way to lend their support to local not-for-profits.
Where the Money Goes:
Donations through the Parksville Bottle & Recycling Depots actively support a variety of local organizations, particularly those providing services related to shelter, food or wellness, including the Salvation Army, Food Banks and BCSPCA.
With the array of organizations at work in the community, a group of Parksville Bottle & Recycling members gathers weekly to explore local needs and opportunities and decide where the funds should go, Louise explains.
Giving back is easy!
Getting involved and supporting local initiatives is as simple as bringing in your empties to a Parksville Bottle & Recycling location near you and donating them!
With the limitations COVID presents for traditional fundraisers, this provides an excellent alternative that’s low on commitment and offers the potential for big results for not-for-profits.
Visit your local Parksville Bottle & Recycling location to have your donations reinvested into the community! Learn more at parksvillebottledepot.com