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Vintage Stove and Fireplace in Hilden helps out special causes

Vintage Stove and Fireplace is helping out a couple of local deserving groups.
Vintage Stove and Fireplace is helping out a couple of local deserving groups. - Joey Smith

Money raised for Truro Homeless Outreach Society and Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

HILDEN, N.S. – Vintage Stove and Fireplace in Hilden is launching a major fundraiser next week for two deserving local groups.

The store at 1234 Willow Street is collecting money and material donations for both the Truro Outreach Homeless Society and the Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. Donations can be made through the week, Sept. 24-28. Hot dogs will be sold Monday and Friday, with a chance to enter a draw for a $100 gas card. The efforts are being held in concert with the business’s annual supersale.

“It’s a wonderful feeling to be able to help out the community – that’s what we’re all about,” said Vintage Stove storeowner Diane McMasters. “Me and one of the other girls wanted to volunteer at the Truro Homeless Outreach Society, but because we work during the day we couldn’t go there and be up all night. So we thought this would be a great way to help them out and they were so pleased that we thought of them.”

For donations, the THOS needs paper towels, juice packs, bottled water, granola bars, canned meats, laundry soap, cleaning supplies and pudding cups.

For donations, the CWRC has requested unsalted nuts, fresh and frozen berries and cherries, salad greens, apples, eggs, Activa strawberry yogurts, clear trash bags, Ziplocs, hand sanitizer, tissues, printer paper, ceramic food bowls, heat lamps and bulbs, postage stamps and business envelopes. Both groups also welcome donations of gift cards of any kind.

“The CWRC has rescued a lot of birds and animals, brought them back to health and released them into the wild again,” said McMasters.

McMasters urged people to donate generously in whatever way they could, saying both groups “really need them.”

The THOS will have its volunteers out at Vintage Stove on Monday, while the CWRC will have its own people there on Friday. On Wednesday, people dropping by can also buy waffles.

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