Put your Canadian Tire money towards a good cause this month

Cynthia Healy is fundraising to buy bikes for disabled community members

  • Feb. 5, 2015 8:00 a.m.

Chris Stedile

 

Castlegar News

 

Do you have a horde of Canadian Tire (CT) money but just can’t decide what to spend it on? Maybe you’ve just started your collection and only have half a buck. No matter the situation, local resident, Cynthia Healy is accepting any donation big or small, Canadian currency or CT dollars.

Her fundraiser is geared towards purchasing new bikes for  those with developmental disabilities living in the Castlegar area. More specifically, the bikes will go to adults, like Healy’s son, who are involved with Community Options B.C.

The bikes are around $500 Healy said, and a helmet for each of the riders is valued at nearly $40.

She believes the bikes will make a significant positive impact on the members.

“What prompted me was, [my son’s] bike got stolen,” Healy explained, “and I thought about all the joys he had out of it. You know, we’re just on a pension, my son and I, so I thought about other options to kick this off not just for him but for other people. That’s how we got the idea.”

The fundraiser’s goal is to purchase several bikes, not only for the disabled individuals but for their assistants as well.

“It kind of defeats the whole purpose if their partner has to walk behind them,” said Healy.

She will be accepting Canadian dollars if anyone wishes to donate those as well. The idea behind CT money is for those in a tight financial situation to be able to give as well.

Donations may be dropped off at the Community Food Bank or at Healy’s residence, located at 2117 Columbia Avenue, Selkirk Manor apartment #206.

 

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