Today is Day 9 of Giving for my annual “12 Days of Giving – 12 Days of Christmas giveaway” on my Facebook page to help YOU and our local community this holiday season, by highlighting LOCAL businesses and local charities. This giveaway is open to all followers or fans of my Facebook page and you can just click here to “like” the page and follow the contest!
Day 9 of Giving is usually the 9 ladies dancing! With our local feature business and local charity being:
Feature Business: Reids Candy & Nut Shop
Spotlight Charity: Guelph Wellington Women in Crisis
With today’s giveaway, you will definitely have 9 ladies dancing with all the sugar in part of today’s gift! One of you lucky folks will win a gift valued over $50!! 😃 The gift is 1 lb. box of Reid’s assorted chocolates (approx. value $30) and a $25 prepaid credit card that you can use to try some other yummy Reid creations or anything else you need this season! But let’s look at our spotlight charity and business of the day first!
Day 9 of Giving is proud to spotlight the Guelph Wellington Women in Crisis for the Charity of The Day!
Being a Realtor, allows me to find the perfect home for clients to not only have shelter but to feel safe. The reality for some is that their homes are not safe, they may be living with abuse or violence in their day to day lives. Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis is a community-based organization providing services to women and their children who have experienced abuse and sexual violence. Their vision is for women and children to live free of violence. They believe that all women and children have the right to live in safety and dignity. Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis is committed to creating environments where all women and children feel safe. They build safety through healthy practices of inclusion, respect, self-care and confidentiality. If you would like to volunteer for this fantastic endeavour, or for more details, please click here: https://gwwomenincrisis.org/ With your help we can all create a world free of violence and abuse, and if you would like to donate, you can do so by clicking here: DONATE
Some of their programs include:
- Marianne’s Place (shelter)
- Transitional and Housing Support Program (THSP)
- Family Court Support Program (FCSP)
- Rural Women’s Support Program (RWSP)
- Sexual Assault Centre (SAC)
- 24-hour Crisis Line
- Anti-Human Trafficking Program
Day 9 of giving is proud to feature Reids Candy & Nut Shop as the local business of the Day!
Reids Candy & Nut Shop has a 70-year family tradition in the area. Since 1948, Reids has been a local destination and tradition for many in the Cambridge community and beyond. The Reid’s store, originally located on Main St. as a Raymond’s Nut Shop was opened in 1948. In 1960, Hugh and Isabelle Reid became the new owners on Main St. where they operated the store successfully for the next 11 years. In 1971, when the store moved to the south side of Main St., Tom and Kathy Drew-Smith purchased the business and Reids began to offer handmade chocolates and confections.
Now owned and operated by brother and sister team, Ted Drew-Smith and Carrie Peart, Reids continues to move forward with the family tradition of great customer service and quality products. In 2018, they had a large expansion from their flagship store on Ainslie Street, in downtown Cambridge to their retail outlets at 39 Elgin Street South, Cambridge and in the Old Quebec Street Shoppes at 55 Wyndham Street N. in Guelph where you can visit them safely via social distancing. And in 2019, much of the movie “The Magical Christmas Shoes” starring Damon Runyan and Erin Karpluk was filmed at Reids Chocolates in Cambridge!! And director Robin Dunne says they even changed the name of the store in the script to Reids for the movie.
If you would like to learn more about Reid’s Chocolates history or visit their website to view their products and shop online connect here: https://www.reidchocolates.com/
Support your local businesses, neighbours, and families as this is an investment in the health and future of our community!
Today is the 9th day of giving! With today’s giveaway, you will definitely have 9 ladies dancing with all the sugar in part of today’s gift! One of you lucky folks will win a gift valued over $50!! 😃 The gift is 1 lb. box of Reid’s assorted chocolates (approx. value $30) and a $25 prepaid credit card that you can use to try some other yummy Reid creations or anything else you need this season! And for every 12 unique comments on the official facebook post, Guelph Wellington Women in Crisis will also receive a $25 donation (up to max.$200) – the more comments…the more donations so please SHARE!
“It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.” Mother Teresa
And please remember that I am never too busy for any of your referrals to the Guelph area. If you or someone you know is considering a move, or purchasing a home in the Guelph or Puslinch area, call me at 519-824-9050 ext. 235 or connect with me on social media.