Île-Per­rot SAQ em­braces gi­ving spi­rit

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Em­ployees at the Île-Per­rot SAQ out­let pre­sen­ted the Vau­dreuilSou­langes Pal­lia­tive Care Re­si­dence, VSPCR, with a cheque for $1,450 af­ter the store’s staff came up with a unique fun­drai­ser.

The wor­kers, led by store di­rec­tor Ma­rio Trem­blay, de­ci­ded to reuse the of­ten co­ve­ted woo­den wine crates in which some of their vin­tages are de­li­ve­red, sel­ling the eye-plea­sing crates for $5 ins­tead of sim­ply thro­wing them away. At the end of the six month-long ini­tia­tive the em­ployees said they were thril­led to rea­lize they’d col­lec­ted close to $1,500 for the end-of-life care home si­tua­ted in Hud­son. The home de­pends al­most ex­clu­si­ve­ly on such do­na­tions in or­der to conti­nue of­fe­ring free ser­vices to pa­tients and their fa­mi­lies throu­ghout the re­gion.

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