Turning little paper tags into money to support local programs for seniors is the order of the day for Tag Day at Community Care for Seniors. This is a two day event taking place this year on Friday, June 21 and at the 3 LCBO stores in The County on Saturday, June 22.
2019 marks 35 consecutive years that Community Care has held a Tag Day in The County. It’s a concerted effort by many of Community Care’s volunteers who first copy, cut, punch and string the tags and then stand at places of business to receive the donations from shoppers who pass by. When you see a volunteer please give generously with the knowledge that every dollar you donate stays right here in Prince Edward County.
The volunteers are absolutely amazing and are very committed to making our Tag Day a success. Last year exceeded expectations, showing a grand total of $5,700.00. This year we’re again hoping for a bright, sunny day and all locations covered by our volunteers.
With donation boxes around their necks the volunteer taggers will be stationed throughout Picton, Bloomfield, Consecon, Rossmore and Wellington, taking shifts canvassing in each location.
Year after year local businesses give us permission to have a volunteer in front of their store. For that Community Care is grateful. And our volunteers are the best! We’re always looking for more help, however, and welcome new taggers each year.
The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association supports seniors to live at home. Services include hot and frozen Meals on Wheels, escorted transportation to medical appointments & shopping, food and reassurance programs, foot care clinics, caregiver support, homemaking, yard work and home maintenance. The agency is partly funded by the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care and supported by donations and community fundraising efforts.
Community Care welcomes volunteers to help with Tag Day.
If you can canvass for two hours this is my personal invitation to you to get involved.
Please call Community Care at 613-476-7493 or visit us at www.communitycareforseniors.org
You can help seniors live at home.
-Debbie MacDonald Moynes