Loss of co-ops hurts charities
I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to Reg Shields and the staff at the Queen Street Coop. It is indeed very sad to see the store go, and I would like to acknowledge the store and all the customers who bought 50/50 tickets over the years.
The numerous not-for-profit organizations who received funds raised from the regular 50/50 draws benefitted greatly from the generous support they received from the Queen Street Co-op.
Young at Heart Musical Theatre for Seniors was one of them. Each year our organization, among many others, works hard to raise enough funds to carry out the work that we do. It is not easy. To find another source of funding now that the Co-op is gone, will be a big task.
The Queen Street Co-op will be missed - not just for the funding they provided, but also for the dedication to the customers who relied on the helpful service that was always given with a smile. Catherine O'Brien, Young at Heart Musical Theatre for Seniors, Inc., Charlottetown