By Caitlin Moorcroft
There is a saying that, “it takes a village to raise a child.” On October 19, The Village Grocer will do just that – as they will donate all its day’s sales to Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) to benefit families close to home.
A long-time supporter of MSH, The Village Grocer is a local, family-owned business that believes both in treating their customers like family and in the power of this community. They have been involved with the hospital for over 20 years and want to continue to make a difference. The inaugural “The Village Grocer Giving Thanks” event is the MacDonald family’s way to say thank you to the MSH team and give back to the community.
The day’s sales will help purchase life-saving medical equipment and critical technology to support exceptional patient care close to home.
“We have been personally and profoundly touched by the hospital and the people whose support keeps it going,” says Evan MacDonald, owner of The Village Grocer. “To everyone who donates generously and selflessly, keep doing what you do. We’ve seen first hand the valuable work being done at MSH. Thank you.”
Throughout the day, customers will notice many familiar faces at the store working alongside The Village Grocer staff perhaps helping choose a cut of meat or bagging groceries. MSH doctors, nurses, clinicians, hospital staff and community leaders will be at the store assisting in various departments. Dr. Bear will also be onsite to greet customers.
“This is a great opportunity to purchase the one-of-a-kind foods The Village Grocer carries while supporting exceptional patient care in our community,” explains Dr. John DiCostanzo, MSH urologist.
This is the first year for this event and with the help of families in the Markham and Stouffville community. The team at The Village Grocer hope to make it an annual tradition.
Get your shopping list and bring the whole family to support a great cause in our community.
Photo: Evan and Cathy MacDonald, owners of The Village Grocer and long-time supporters of MSH.