Local Sign Company Gives Back

Jackie Raymond (L) and Donna Bilodeau are donating a part of every sale they make this year to two local charities.Photo courtesy of Fastsigns.

Jackie Raymond (L) and Donna Bilodeau are donating a part of every sale they make this year to two local charities.
Photo courtesy of Fastsigns.

(WINDSOR, ON) – To mark Windsor’s 125th anniversary and Canada’s 150th, local sign and visual graphics design company FastSigns plans to donate a portion of all of its sales this year to the Windsor Veterans Memorial Services Committee and Windsor’s Downtown Mission.

“We are acutely aware of the sacrifices that our Canadian Military Veterans have made, how they have changed the world and that their courage has paved the way for our freedom and our lives. It is not enough to just be grateful, we want to show our appreciation by donating to the Windsor Veterans Memorial Services Committee,” said Donna Bilodeau, Fastsigns co-owner.

Bilodeau and business partner Jackie Raymond are well regarded for their community support. This year, out of more than 650 centers worldwide, they were one of the top five winners of FastSigns Cares.

The honour recognizes their philanthropic efforts last year. So, to carry on the benchmark, they had set their plan to continue to support the two charity causes through their various donations of time, communications expertise, products, and money.

Preparing for the lunch rush at the Downtown Mission on 21 October 2013. <a href="https://www.ipsfoto.com">Photo by Ian Shalapata.</a>

Preparing for the lunch rush at the Downtown Mission on 21 October 2013. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

“As proud Windsorites and proud Canadians, the team at FastSigns Windsor have many ways to celebrate our city and our country’s birthdays this year. With a strong sense of community and a pride of our history, we have chosen to include in our celebration a giving back proposition,” said Raymond.

Both owners count themselves fortunate to have jobs, homes and enough food. In appreciation of their good fortune, they want to work harder to share and help those who need a helping hand. With a nod to the 150th anniversary, their company will donate $1.50 of every order all year long.

“The Downtown Mission of Windsor has been a beacon of hope and light for those in our community who are seeking emergency shelter, a hot meal, or a food pack for an individual or family. For the past 45 years they have been focused on serving and advocating for those who struggle with poverty and homelessness. We consider it an honour to be able to provide what support we can.”

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