North Grenville resident, Debbie Amirault, presented Executive Director of the House of Lazarus (HOL), Cathy Ashby, with a $500 cheque last week to support their food bank. Debbie raised the money by making face masks and selling them for $2 through her Mouth 2 Mouth Project.
This is the second donation she has been able to make to local food banks this year, with the first going to the Kemptville Salvation Army in July.
“A lot of really generous people with fabric donations, orders and money allowed me to raise the money that much faster,” Debbie says.
HOL Interim Communications Officer, Vicki Cane, says the donation is extremely welcome, especially right now, when they are experiencing an influx of new clientele to the food bank. She says they are expecting to see even more people at their door if and when the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) ends in September. “We anticipate the worst is yet to come in terms of financial impact.”
Debbie is still making masks and hopes to continue to raise money for both the HOL and the Kemptville Salvation Army. “I’m going to flip flop between the two,” she says.
Debbie is still taking orders but asks that people are patient as she is already working seven days a week to keep up. The best way to contact her is through messenger on Facebook.