VICTORIA – Soon many Greater Victoria families struggling to choose between purchasing essentials like food or toilet paper won’t have to make that hard choice. TP the Town Victoria, a toilet paper drive organized by the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce’s Prodigy Group, aims to collect 50,000 rolls of toilet paper by Saturday, October 17. The collected rolls will be given out throughout the year to those experiencing homelessness or poverty.
“We applaud The Chamber’s Prodigy Group for its initiative, helping those less fortunate by donating something most of us take for granted,” said Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness’s acting executive director, Kelsi Stiles.
Greater Victoria residents can purchase discounted toilet paper October 17 at participating Save-On-Foods and Country Grocer locations, dropping their donation off with on-site TP the Town Victoria volunteers between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The event is organized by The Prodigy Group, and is in partnership with the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness. The event is timed to coincide with the closing ceremonies of the Coalition’s Homelessness Action Week
“TP the Town Victoria is a great example of the innovative ideas we get when a diverse group of emerging business leaders come together,” said Prodigy Group chair, Jared Webb. “We are pleased to do our part to help Greater Victoria’s struggling families.”
The Prodigy Group is a group of emerging professionals who reside in the Greater Victoria Area. Through their ties to the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce as well as other business and community organizations, they provide their members opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals and to affect positive change in Greater Victoria.