Christmas ‘Tip” for Garbage Collectors
As most of you know, the residents of The Village have been organizing a Christmas tip fund for our garbage and recycle collectors for a number of years now to show our appreciation for the fine job they do for us throughout the year. There are many occasions when they go above and beyond as they maneuver their way through our many laneways.
Of course, this is a voluntary project. It is entirely up to you as to whether or not you would like to be involved … there is no pressure. Some people choose to handle this themselves and others choose not to participate at all.
To follow up on our last notice, if you have not heard from a volunteer collector in your laneway over the past couple of weeks it probably means we do not have a volunteer for your laneway. We do have volunteers for the Garrison Village Dr./Brock/Blackbird Laneway, the Garrison Village Dr./Jordan/Norton Laneway and the Blackbird/Norton/Brock Laneway. Laneways in the older section of The Village each have volunteers in place as well.
If you are on one of the newer Brookfield or Gatta Laneways and would like to be involved in this tip fund project, please place your contribution in an envelope with your name and address and drop it off to either Jane Chapell at 82 Garrison Village Drive (email@example.com) or Carol Fraser at 12 Blackbird St. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We plan to present the money collected to the garbage collectors on December 18th so will need all contributions to be in to us by Friday, December 15th.
We suggest a $20 contribution as a guideline, although the amount you give is completely up to you. The total amount collected is then divided between the garbage and recycle collectors. In the past they have been most appreciative of this recognition of the work they do for us. Last year one of the collectors made a point of coming back to my house to pass along his thanks once again and tell me we had “made his Christmas” … he had two children under the age of three.
Thank you and Merry Christmas,
82 Garrison Village Drive