Grocery stores helped city youth groups

The YMCA-YWCA here has received the support of four area Zehrs stores that raised over $9,000 in June for the Strong Kids cam­paign.

Each of the stores en­cour­aged shop­pers to donate $2 to the campaign to help kids and to provide membership sub­sidies to families that need it most.

“We want to thank the store owners, manager, and especi­ally all the front line staff who took part in the campaign,” said Marva Wisdom, the chairman of the campaign and board member of the YMCA-YWCA of Guelph.

Through community barbe­cues and staff involvement and donations, each store raised the following amounts:

– $1,681, Eramosa;

– $978, Hartsland;

– $1,402, Fergus; and

– Imperial, $5,018.

This year’s campaign by the YMCA-YWCA has raised almost $90,000.