New Year Boost from Community Partner
The volunteer Board of Directors of the Saanich Peninsula Community Foundation are delighted and grateful to receive a new year bump in fundraising, thanks to community partner 10 Acres.
In December 10 Acres owner Mike Murphy announced that as a thank you to Sidney and the Peninsula for all the support shown during a challenging first few months in business for their new restaurant and market cafe, they would like to give back to a community partner. The Saanich Peninsula Community Foundation, with its mission to enrich the lives of Peninsula residents, was a natural fit.
During December 10% of all sales from the online 10 Acres Market were pledged to the Foundation, along with $20 from every dine-in Christmas dinner at the “10 Acres at The Pier” restaurant in Sidney. Now that the numbers have been tallied, 10 Acres have informed the Foundation that they will be making a donation of $6,000! The number is possible due to community support of the initiative, and the generosity of the 10 Acres Team. They hope to make their December fundraiser an annual event.
The pandemic has been challenging for everyone, and just as many businesses have suffered a loss of revenue, so too have not-for-profits. The usual Lobster Dinner that raises funds and awareness about the Foundation was not possible in 2020, this generous donation will help to make up some of the shortfall.
The donation cheque was presented to Foundation President Tim Maloney by 10 Acres General Manager Simon Gillett.