After a bake sale, a silent auction, a barbecue and a month of fundraising, the High River Shoppers Drug Mart was able to put together a donation of over 8000 dollars towards the Narrow Road Home.

Team Captain for the fundraiser Terry Stenabaugh says it's all a part of their annual "Love You Tree" campaign.

"We do a fundraiser campaign every year called the Love You Tree, and it focuses on women's mental health. We always try to pick something within our community to support. So in the past we have done Rowan House, we supported the Narrow Road House last year as well and the maternity ward in the High River hospital. We were able to help them acquire two neonatal carts."

The crew raised funds by gathering donations and putting them towards a draw for gift baskets.

Stenabaugh says this year she wanted to implement some more ways of getting the community involved in their initiative.

"Honestly this year we've kinda gone out of the box with what we normally do. I usually just assemble gift baskets and ask for funds at the tills, but this year I stepped out of my comfort zone and hosted a bake sale which was amazingly successful. We completely sold out which blew us away and raised $980 on the bake sale alone."

In addition the team assembled a collage through donation leaflets resembling leafs, apples and butterflies with each leaflet symbolizing a member of the community who donated to the campaign.

The Narrow Road Home situated in High River offers professional support and mental health aide to women coming from various life crises.

The home offers a place of residence and employment opportunities for women coping with mental health issues, addiction or recovering from abusive relationships.

 

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