Support goes beyond the call of duty

As a business owner I try to support as many local fundraisers that I can

I am a business owner in our town of Hope and have been for over 20 years. As a business owner I try to support as many local fundraisers that I can.

By the time summer comes, my small business has supported the minor hockey leagues (and there is more than one), figure skating, hospital auxiliary, grad year book, and many different school fundraisers (ie. band trip, grad, fun night at C.E. Barry, and bursary for the Gus Edward fund in Silver Creek). Then there is Jump Rope for Heart, cancer fundraisers, MS fundraiser and I could go on naming countless others. I am just one small business and I gladly support what I can.

I was approached last week by the Hope Station House, and asked if I could contribute a donation for their fundraisers. I told the gentleman that while I do support local fundraisers, I was sorry that I couldn’t supply any more donations for the rest of the summer.

The man then told me that he knew one of my business clients and that he would tell her she should rethink supporting my business. I was very hurt, first off for having someone threaten me with loss of business because I didn’t supply a donation and second for how unprofessional he was for even suggesting such a thing.

In closing, I am not the only small business that goes beyond the call of duty in supporting our community and I take offence to being put in the position I was.

Cathy Hayes

Hair Trendz owner

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