Practise what you preach
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