Local Weymouth Business Collects Change And Donates It Every Month
I live in Weymouth, and one thing I love about the town is the community of people who live in it. Why? One of the man reasons is because they’re nice and supportive. And the town does a lot of events to bring the community together. It’s like there’s something every week to get excited about whether it be the Weymouth Farmer’s Market, the Weymouth Irish Heritage Parade, the craft fairs, road races, or various fundraisers.
Speaking of fundraisers, the local Weymouth businesses make great efforts to raise money for causes. Curtis Liquors is one of those businesses.
I received an email from Michelle, an employee at Curtis Liquors. She told me about an incredible initiative that their local liquor store does to raise money for the Weymouth Food Pantry. This is what they do:
Every month, customers of Curtis Liquors put their odd change or bills into the cups on the counters. Instead of counting that change as “tips” for the employees, they take that change at the end of each month. Curtis Liquors employee, Mary Curtain, gathers the change, counts it up, lugs all the change to the bank and finally, they write a check and mail it out to the Weymouth Food Pantry.
Last month in September alone, Curtis Liquors sent over a donation of $1,380!
If that number didn’t make you feel incredible, there’s more! Curtis Liquors has been collecting change and donating it to the Weymouth Food Pantry for the last ten years. During the months of December, whatever Curtis Liquors collects from its customers, the owner of the liquor store matches! In the past four Decembers alone since 2019, they’ve raised $156,526.70 and given it to the food pantry. That is incredible! (And a lot of liquor sales!)
Why Local Businesses Helping Charities Is So Important
When local businesses raise money for local charities it not only makes consumers want to shop at their stores, but it also allows for a stronger bond between the businesses and their customers. For example, if I know I need a bottle of tequila to make margaritas this weekend, I will more likely shop at a place like Curtis Liquors because they make multiple large donations to the Weymouth Food Pantry. It makes me feel better to show at a place that helps their community.
So, hats off to the local businesses who step up in various ways to help their communities!