LCBO’s “Hats, Mittens and Scarfs” event exceeds expectations

The LCBO store has started making deliveries to schools last week of scarfs, hats and mittens after a successful campaign. From left: LCBO manager Dino Trevisol, Mayor Aldo DiCarlo, Lennie Richardson, Fran Chillis, Karen Thom, Pam Meisner and Elaine Marton.

The LCBO store has started making deliveries to schools last week of scarfs, hats and mittens after a successful campaign. From left: LCBO manager Dino Trevisol, Mayor Aldo DiCarlo, Lennie Richardson, Fran Chillis, Karen Thom, Pam Meisner and Elaine Marton.

 

By Ron Giofu

 

The Amherstburg LCBO’s first-ever “Hats, Mittens and Scarfs” event ended up raising enough winter goods that it will be able to involve several local elementary schools.

The fundraiser closed recently with enough goods to supply winter goods to students in need at Amherstburg Public School, Anderdon Public School, Malden Central Public School, St. Joseph School, Stella Maris School, St. Bernard School and Ecole St.-Jean Baptiste.

Elaine Marton, who helped organize the event, said the LCBO had “amazing” participation from the public and was very pleased with the support.

“The idea was for the teachers and students to stay warm,” said Marton. “Even though the weather is not that cold at this point it will be coming soon enough. If we can all do something, even something so small, it means something to someone.”

Marton added she is “very, very proud to live in this town” and pointed out their district manager was also very proud of the Amherstburg location.

Dino Trevisol, who manages the Amherstburg LCBO, noted they received larger items such as winter coats but noted those were washed and donated to the Amherstburg Food and Fellowship Mission. He said the hats, mittens and scarves that were donated were mainly new items with some even knitted.

“To actually sit down and knit something or crochet something is amazing,” he said. “It’s very touching. We just want to thank the town.”

Three of Trevisol’s 30 years with LCBO have been in Amherstburg and Trevisol said it is an “amazing town” to be in.

“It’s been wonderful,” he said.

Trevisol added the LCBO will now embark on a United Way fundraiser.

As the “Hats, Mittens and Scarfs” fundraiser was made a success due to the generosity of the community, Mayor Aldo DiCarlo was invited to Friday afternoon’s campaign finale. DiCarlo also thanked the town for helping out those less fortunate and said Amherstburg has always had people willing to help those in need.

“This is one more example of the kind of residents we have in this town,” the mayor said. “It really speaks to the town the the people we have here.”

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