The sponsored Tupperware water bottles Dakota Yaremchuk donated to Bashaw School. (Photo submitted)

Donated bottles delivered to Bashaw School

Bottles were sponsored by community members

Thanks to a community-minded Bashaw resident, Bashaw School received 34 donated Tupperware water bottles for students to use, who otherwise may have headed to class this fall without one.

“We decided it would be a great idea to support children in need of water bottles during this difficult time because we were guessing water fountains wouldn’t be running this year,” said Dakota Yaremchuk.

It was Yaremchuk and a group of other Tupperware consultants that decided to support children going back to school through this idea.

“Due to COVID-19, there are a lot of families impacted by this and by sponsoring water bottles we thought we could help take a little bit of worry off of those who can’t afford water bottles for their children.”

Each consultant who participated advertised to their friends and family and community and chose the school to donate water bottles to, and Yaremchuk chose Bashaw School.

“I personally know a few families who could have used that help,” she said.

“I love the idea of helping families and supporting my community and am so thankful for the group of community members who sponsored water bottles for the school.”

Yaremchuk advertised the bottles for $6 each, and delivered them to the school on Sept. 17.

This isn’t the first charitable endeavour Yaremchuk has taken on, either.

A couple of months ago, she did a similar project, asking people to sponsor a soup mug to donate to essential workers around Bashaw. She loaded the mugs with soup mix and mug cakes.

“This brought me so much joy to see the smiles it brought to our hard working community members from knowing how appreciated they were,” she said.

“I was so happy to have another opportunity to donate to our community.”

BashawBashaw School

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, confirmed more than 1,000 cases over the weekend Monday afternoon. File photo
COVID-19: Central zone active cases up Monday

‘We’ve now crossed the tipping point,’ says Hinshaw

Right, Ambassador of Hungary to Canada, Her Excellency Dr. Maria Vass-Salazar, lays a wreath at St. Michael’s RC Cemetery in Manfred, Ponoka County on Oct. 25. (Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star)
Wreath laying ceremony held in Manfred

Ceremony marks 64th anniversary of Hungarian revolution, honours settlers

Alberta has 3,651 active cases of COVID-19. (File photo)
432 new COVID cases sets another record Friday

Central zone holds steady at 126 active cases

B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson, B.C. NDP leader John Horgan and B.C. Greens leader Sonia Furstenau. (Black Press Media)
VIDEO: One day until B.C. voters go to the polls in snap election defined by pandemic

NDP Leader John Horgan’s decision to call an election comes more than a year ahead of schedule and during a pandemic

Cases in Ponoka (East Ponoka County) as of Oct. 27. (
Diagnosed cases of COVID-19 at three Ponoka businesses

Town ‘strongly encouraging’ residents to wear non-medical masks in public

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau provides an update on the COVID pandemic during a press conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Trudeau says pandemic ‘really sucks,’ and that Christmas gatherings are up in the air

The prime minister encouraged residents to continue to follow the advice of local health authorities

The Williams Lake Indian Band is stipulating no-go zones for mushroom picking in areas burned by last summer’s wildfires. 100 Mile Free Press photo
Who controls mushroom harvesting on Indigenous lands?

‘We don’t necessarily know where the mushrooms grow, how old the stands need to be, those types of things.’

Canadian and American flags fly near the Ambassador Bridge at the Canada/USA border crossing in Windsor, Ont. on Saturday, March 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rob Gurdebeke
U.S. election results one factor that could impact immigration to Canada next year

The survey polled 1,523 Canadians between Oct. 23 and Oct. 25

Alberta’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Monday July 6, 2020. The Alberta government is hoping to get more Albertans employed by moving to limit the number and type of temporary foreign workers it allows into the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Alberta to limit temporary foreign worker program to save jobs for Albertans

Temporary foreign workers already in the province won’t be affected

Montana First Nations councillor gives back to youth

Has pledged 10 per cent of his salary for youth programming

Royal Alexandra Hospital front-line workers walk a picket line after walking off the job in a wildcat strike in Edmonton, on Monday, October 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta labour board orders health-care staff who walked off the job to go back to work

Finance Minister Travis Toews said in a news release that he was pleased with the labour board’s decision

Wetaskiwin Hospital staff join AUPE walk outs across the province Monday Oct. 26, 2020. Shaela Dansereau/ The Pipestone Flyer.
City of Wetaskiwin health-care workers strike in protest of province-wide cuts

Wetaskiwin Hospital staff join other front line hospital workers across the province in walk-outs.

Most Read