Recently, the Southern Plains Co-op surprised a few local groups in the Carlyle area and donated $8,000.
Funds will be used for various purposes.
The Bits and Pieces Quilt Club will be using funds to purchase material for their Quilts for Cancer project. The money given to the Manor Fire Department will assist with their building expansion, while the Manor Recreation Board will use funds for the purchase of new ice flooding equipment. The Carlyle Sports Arena and Carlyle Leisure Complex will use the money to assist with free public skating and swimming.
Cornerstone Family and Youth said they greatly appreciate the donation. They are forming a science and scenery nook at their Main Street location in the Civic Centre. Funds donated to Carlyle Fire & Rescue will go towards the eventual purchase of a new rapid response truck. Carlyle Minor Hockey will use the funds for kids and coaches on-ice training.
Wendy Walters is a member of the Bits and Pieces Quilt Club.
“For several years, our club has been sewing quilts for families that have been affected by cancer. If you know of someone that needs our services, please contact any member of our guild. The donation received is greatly appreciated and will be used to purchase additional material. Thank-you Southern Plains Co-op.”
Brooke Spagrud is the marketing and community relations manager for the Southern Plains Co-op stores located in Carlyle, Estevan, Oxbow, Alameda and Gainsborough.
“It is the co-op culture to give back to our members and the communities we serve. On an annual basis, we are supporting youth sports, agriculture, education, human and social services, and more through sponsorships, product and monetary donations,” said Spagrud.
“Normally donation requests come to us, but this January our staff and management team were asked to nominate a few local groups that are important to them and that they would like to support. It’s been great learning more about these organizations and how these donations will make an impact.”