Local TB!S takes silver for Easter Seals campaign

Grand Forks’ The Bargain! Shop (TB!S) was awarded a Silver Egg for being the district’s second-highest earner in a fundraiser that helps children with disabilities.

L-R: The Bargain! Shop in Grand Forks’ Store Manager Sherri McCulloch

Grand Forks’ The Bargain! Shop (TB!S) was awarded a Silver Egg for being the district’s second-highest earner in a fundraiser that helps children with disabilities.

The local shop raised $1,157 for the Easter Seals’ Paper Egg campaign, which ran from March 28 to April 24, and was only surpassed in the surrounding area by Castlegar’s shop, which took in donations totaling $1,376.

“It’s wonderful and it is wonderful being awarded silver,” explained Store Manager Sherri McCulloch when asked about the Silver Egg accolade and the money raised.

“We couldn’t have done without the support of our community and we’re very happy about that. They were very generous with their donations, very excited about this Easter Seals program that we put on and (overall) TB!S’ in B.C. raised over $14,000 ($14,258) to send children with disabilities to the Easter Seals’ camps.”

McCulloch said that her shop had a sign with the Easter Seals logo on it and the baskets on the back.

People who bought a paper egg could sign it and then the eggs were hung up around the store and there was also a donation box set up if people didn’t want to put their name on an egg.

“We want to thank everybody for their donations and hope to see them next year,” McCulloch went on to say.

According to a TB!S press release, 14 Golden Eggs and 14 Silver Eggs were handed out across Canada.

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