Prac­tise what you preach

The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page -

The Ed­i­tor, Some­thing to think about: Shop lo­cal, buy lo­cal, sup­port lo­cal. Lo­cal non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tions seek sup­port from lo­cal busi­nesses for mon­e­tary and hard­ware do­na­tions so they can cut costs for their next fundraiser events. And most lo­cal busi­nesses keep on giv­ing and giv­ing. Then the lo­cal clubs or­der from Ama­zon to cuts costs. Some clubs go to Corn­wall, Ot­tawa or out-of-town to buy prod­ucts for their fundrais­ing events, but yet ask lo­cal busi­nesses for sup­port.

Noth­ing wrong to get your prod­ucts from Costco, Ama­zon, Corn­wall, Ot­tawa, etc, but then ask them to sup­port you for your next lo­cal fundrais­ing event. Be­lieve me, I have tried and this is the an­swer (“No, no, we do not sup­port out-of-town clubs for your fundraiser”).

Lo­cal busi­nesses are start­ing to see clearer now and yes, they want to give to and sup­port lo­cal clubs, only if they “Shop Lo­cal, Buy Lo­cal, Sup­port Lo­cal.” The cham­ber of com­merce would like to do more for lo­cal busi­nesses but most clubs DO NOT Shop Lo­cal, Buy Lo­cal, Sup­port Lo­cal. Let’s start from the ba­sics.

Yes, we need clubs. Yes, we need fundrais­ers. Yes we need schools, busi­nesses, and hos­pi­tals. Yes, we need to Shop Lo­cal, Buy Lo­cal, Sup­port Lo­cal. Did you ever talk to a store man­ager if they could or­der you what you want to sup­port your lo­cal fundraiser?

Did you ever talk to a store man­ager to say, “Thank you, we are lo­cal clubs that that Shop Lo­cal, Buy Lo­cal, Sup­port Lo­cal.”

Some­thing to think about the next time you Shop Lo­cal, Buy Lo­cal, Sup­port Lo­cal. Are you do­ing enough to Shop Lo­cal, Buy Lo­cal, Sup­port Lo­cal? Daniel Lalonde, Alexan­dria

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