Enterprising Sisters Help Feed Oxford Food Bank
Three sisters from Oxford are using this time of social distancing to help out the less fortunate. Olivia Spence and her twin sisters Jayla and Jersey wanted to save some money for an upcoming family trip, but also wanted to help folks who could use some support right now.
The trio have been making glass refrigerator magnets with Nova Scotia and Canada themes, and with slogans like “Stay the Blazes Home”, a phrase that ‘went viral’ after Premier Stephen McNeil reacted to people who weren’t taking social distancing seriously.
The magnets are selling for one-dollar, with half the proceeds going to the Oxford Food Bank. The other half covers material costs and goes into the girl’s collection for a family outing.
Earlier today the girls made their first donation to the Food Bank—a sum of $100.
Mom Tracy Spence says, “With so much going on they wanted to make a positive impact on people’s lives.” The fundraiser was only put on social media a week ago, and Spence says they are “blown away” by the support.
She says her daughters have always been interested in crafts and like being busy with projects.
Oxford Mayor Trish Stewart says she is “thrilled to see these young girls take such great initiative. These magnets are a great reminder for the public to stay strong during these difficult times. Having the girls donate the proceeds to the food bank really does the heart good.” The mayor added, “Olivia, Jayla, and Jersey, thank you for making us all #OxfordProud.”
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