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.”