Cheers to seven years…
Born from the love and legacy of their beloved dog Hera, Cheryl and Alex of Collingwood Oil Co. have been fundraising to support the Georgian Triangle Humane Society, each October, for seven years! Shorter days and cooler weather mean savory dishes, family and good food. Support a local business and change animal lives. For the month of October $1 from each bottle purchased at Collingwood Olive Oil Co. goes to the GTHS. It is also the season of thanksgiving and we are incredibly thankful for Pet Partners like Cheryl, Alex and the Collingwood Olive Oil Co. Team.
As told by Cheryl McMenemy
“In April of 2014, as we were working on the final stages of renovations and preparing to open Collingwood Olive Oil, our beloved white shepherd, Hera unexpectedly collapsed on our back deck and died within minutes in Alex’s arms.
Within the first several months of a successful opening of Collingwood Olive Oil, we were considering several charitable causes as a way to give back to the community that was supporting us. With no hesitation, Alex landed on The Georgian Triangle Humane Society to create the annual fund in Hera’s name that would help support animals in need.
$1.00 per bottle sold during October at Collingwood Olive Oil has been going to the Hera Fund since her death in 2014. To date, the fund has raised $7,314.
The Hera Fund is a good fit for us and for our dog -owning staff members (all of them). It has also become evident to us how much our customers love their pets! Conversations in our store often go straight from olive oil and balsamic questions, to pet news.
Our hats go off to our customers for enthusiastically helping us add to the HERA FUND each year by making purchases in our shop throughout the month of October.”