By buying gasoline at the Co-op in Kamsack on September 19, residents will also be supporting the district’s rescued animals.
The Yorkton Co-op wants its members and customers to “fill up and feel good,” said a release from the Co-op, which includes the Kamsack gas bar.
As part of Fuel Good Day on September 19, the amount of 10 cents from every litre of fuel sold will be donated to the Paws and Claws Animal Rescue in Yorkton, the release said.
“During the day, the Co-op will also be holding fundraising barbecues at each of its participating locations with representatives from Paws and Claws Animal Rescue Inc. on site to answer any questions one may have regarding the organization.
At the Kamsack location, persons who make donations to Paws and Claws will be able to enter their names into a draw for a new barbecue unit, said Jacquie McNeil, the manager.
“We could hope for a total of from $5,000 to $6,000 being raised for the charity,” McNeil said, adding that each year Co-op customers are asked through its Facebook page what charity they would favour for the annual Fuel Good Day event.
This year customers chose Paws and Claws, but next year if Kamsack residents might wish to select another charity, possibly a Kamsack organization, to benefit from the event, she said.
“We’ll be selling such items as pet food and kitty litter during the day,” she said, adding that she hopes to obtain the services of a mascot to entertain customers during the day.
Yorkton Co-op is a retail co-operative that has proudly served Yorkton and surrounding area for more than 76 years, said a release from the Co-op. Yorkton Co-op serves more than 19,875 members, and many more customers, in Yorkton, Theodore, Kamsack and Ebenezer, where it operates two food stores, three gas bars and three agro centres.
Since 2007, Yorkton Co-op has returned more than $20.9 million to its members in cash back and equity, while contributing over $1.2 million to community organizations and initiatives.