Customers Mark Your Calendars to Shop Local and Support United Way
United Way Perth Huron (UWPH) is looking for Perth and Huron businesses to help them paint the town a beautiful shade of red, November 24 – 26. This isn’t a civic beautification campaign; it’s an initiative UWPH hopes will promote shopping local while building awareness and raising money for their annual campaign.
“We were very pleased with the results of Paint the Town Red (PTTR) last year,” says UWPH Executive Director Ryan Erb. “36 businesses took part and we’re hoping even more take the opportunity this year.”
Even with PTTR a month away, local businesses are already registering. Madelyn’s Diner in Stratford has signed up, along with Ideal Supply and Diana Sweets in Listowel. Boston Pizza in Stratford has also joined and will be holding a “Celebrity Waiter” night including Campaign Chair Andrew Williams.
Started in 2016, Paint the Town Red offers an alternative to the rush of large-scale Black Friday sales. PTTR gives local businesses the opportunity to engage with customers in their community and give back; with each business choosing a unique donation approach from special features to a percentage of sales going to UWPH. To register, click HERE
“It’s exciting that Paint the Town Red is happening again,” Tami Stratton, North Perth Community Committee member and owner of Diana Sweets in Listowel says. “United Way helps support so many programs and services in our community. They’ve positively affected so many people’s lives, including my family. I’m looking forward to giving back through my business.”
United Way Perth-Huron is 100% local and supports almost 50 organizations and services across Perth and Huron Counties. To help United Way continue supporting these local services, donations are gladly accepted. Call 519-271-7730 or 1-877-818-8867, mail to 32 Erie Street, Stratford, ON N5A 2M4 or visit perthhuron.unitedway.ca
For more information or to set up an interview with Ryan Erb, Executive Director, please call 1-877-818-8867 or 519-271-7730 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.