Upcoming United Way CKL Events
Saturday, October 15 - 28th Annual Crayola Sale
Lindsay Central Exhibition, 354 Angeline Street S., Lindsay
8 a.m. - Noon - CASH SALE ONLY
28th Crayola Sale will help 30,000 people goal
The 28th annual Crayola Sale in support of the United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes is scheduled for October 15th and takes place at the Lindsay Exhibition from 8 a.m. until noon. To date, Crayola Canada has raised over $900,000 for the local United Way and its agencies through this sale. This remains a cash only sale and offers a variety of excellent products at great savings.
Paul Murphy, General Manager of Crayola Canada, commented on Crayola’s commitment to the community. “At Crayola, we believe every person in the community deserves an opportunity for a quality and colourful life. We are very fortunate that this event can assist children, youth and adults in the City of Kawartha Lakes, by providing them the support to meet their daily needs. We have tremendous volunteers – including Crayola employees, their families and those from outside the company – to help make this event a success every year. We look forward to seeing everyone from the community during the United Way Sale”.
Twenty-eight years ago, the first Crayola sale took place on the front lawn of the Mary Street, Lindsay location. Employees contributed household items and the company provided some Crayola products. The Crayola team realized that their contributions through this sale and their workplace campaign made local impact for local people and have remained committed to helping parents, grandparents and children access vital programs across the community. Shoppers come to the sale from across the province.
“The sale has grown and so have the needs in our community,” says Penny Barton Dyke, Executive Director for United Way. “This is our 50th anniversary and our goal is to ensure that 30,000 people who accessed programs in their community in the past few years, will continue to have these vital services. We are so grateful to Crayola and the LEX for working together to make this happen. We also acknowledge the volunteers who come forward each year to help at the sale. In 28 years, thousands of lives have directly changed because of the commitment of all of the people who take part in the sale,” adds Ms. Barton Dyke.
The campaign co-chairs, Barb Truax, Sherry Giltenan and Tim Truax along with some of the campaign team will be on hand to encourage people to lend their voice to the #50STRONGVOICES campaign. There will be opportunities to send messages and inspire others through the social media campaign.
The sale takes place in the Farmers' Mutual Exhibition Building at the Lindsay Exhibition located at 354 Angeline Street South Angeline Street South. Parking is free. The cash only sale runs from 8a.m. until noon.
The United Way along with many non-profit agencies, businesses and government have made a measurable difference in the City of Kawartha Lakes. Our donors and volunteers are critical to the success of our community. The agencies we support financially, and through collaborations, are committed to the people who live here. Together, we offer help and hope. Collective caring defines this community as one where we want to raise families, retire and work.
By bringing citizens from all parts of our community to identify opportunities for sustainable growth and to address critical challenges, we ensure that the donations we receive go where they are needed the most... and where they will have the greatest impact.
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