Wayside Dental Centre, along with ThinkLloydFirst, have returned with a new community support box, called the Curated with Love Collection.
Much like they did around Christmas, the dental clinic has created a box filled with items from local businesses, designed to showcase local businesses to the community. This box, themed around self-care and care for loved ones, will feature seven different items to showcase seven new businesses from the last box.
Dr Nekky Jamal says the demand for the first boxes and all the funds it put into the Olive Tree inspired them to do it again.
“We sold out in four hours, and we were able to raise $8,000 for the Olive Tree, and support all our local small businesses with the box, so we thought ‘We can’t stop here, there are more local charities that need our help.'”
Proceeds from the boxes will also go back into the community via the Lloydminster Interval Home. Thirty dollars from all of the 200 boxes made will go there, working towards their continued adaptation around the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jamal explains that one of his patients worked with the Interval Home, and hearing stories of how they’ve pushed through the COVID-19 pandemic to help the community impacted him and his staff greatly.
“[We we’re] hearing [about] the elevated use of the Interval Home because of some domestic situations that were going on, especially during the COVID lockdowns. They’re really had to adapt and expand their services with all these restrictions, and we just wanted to do our part as part of this community.”
This time, the boxes are limited to two per person, as only 200 are available. Included in the boxes are:
- A specially made mug from Art Soul Life Creative Studio
- A Hey Girl ‘CC’ Belt from the Hive Boutique
- Handcrafted and toxin-free shower scrub from Beauty from Bees
- A freshly poured soy candle from Simple Farmer
- A hot chocolate bomb from Everything Tastes Better Homemade
- Treats from Hey Sugar! Bake Shop
- An eco-friendly and all-natural Willow Street lip balm from Brixton Shoes
In addition, they will be doing a special draw for a $2000 prize package, which includes the items above, as well as special prizes from several businesses.
“My ultimate wish is that is that other businesses jump in,” Jamal adds, ” and they’re like, ‘You know what, I want to donate to charity. I want to create something that the community can rally around.’ So if another business wants to we’d be more than happy to spread the love.”
People can pick up a Curated with Love Collection box on the Brixton Shoes website.