A generous business
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Jan 29, 2014  |  Vote 0    0

A generous business

Stratford Gazette

I’d like to let you know about how a local company has put a great start into our new year here at the Canadian Cancer Society Huron-Perth community office.

We have been located at 536 Huron St, Stratford for approximately 15 years, and the paint and flooring in the office is at least that old and in need of updating.  We were hoping to be able to paint our office this year, but in an effort to save funds we posted online looking for volunteers who may be interested in helping us paint.

To our surprise, Tom Sykes from Sykes & Sons Painting and Staining contacted us and said that he and his son would paint our office, free of charge. We were delighted, to say the least.

Tom and his son have been in our offices over the last week painting and making it look new again. We are ecstatic with how fresh and bright things are looking.  They have not only donated their time, but Tom also contacted his paint supplier who donated all the paint for the office as well.

Donations like this are important as they save the Canadian Cancer Society money that can then be used to help fund local support programs, and life-saving research projects.

When I was talking to Tom and thanking him for their generosity, he mentioned that they like to give back every year through projects like this. In the past they have donated their painting skills to seniors’ homes, a children’s hospital ward, and others.  I truly feel that we are so lucky to have generous businesses like this in our community and cannot express how thankful we are for their support.

Dianne Mohr

Manager, Huron-Perth office

Canadian Cancer Society

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