In October and November, the months of both Canadian and U.S. Thanksgivings, we’ll be giving lots of thanks to shoppers at the International Market and to the International Marketplace itself. That is because the Market has offered to give the Library Building Fund one percent of whatever shoppers spend if shoppers deposit their receipts in the designated boxes that are at each door of the store.
Based on their responses throughout the past months of this campaign, we have great confidence that Point Roberts residents – both permanent and part-time – will willingly respond to this generous offer from the Marketplace. But, as we all know, many of the Market shoppers are day visitors. We have less opportunity to reach them with information about this opportunity for our new library.
Because many of them need their receipts to show at the border, we need to let them (and those of us who want to keep the receipts for our own purposes) know that if you ask the checker for a duplicate receipt, they will be glad to print one out for you. So if you have the opportunity to do so when in line at the Market, everyone on the Point can be a goodwill ambassador for this project.
We also have a new matching grant through October. Five individuals have offered $1,000 each, if 10 others will donate $500 each, for a total of $10,000. Five of those $500 donations have already been made. We’re hoping for five more in October. We thank all of you who have made donations and who will do so in the future, before, during and after the great Thanksgiving months.