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This toilet paper fundraiser event in Victoria is looking for more volunteers


TP the Town Victoria is back for their 5th consecutive year, and they’re searching for more volunteers.

The fundraiser is an annual event that aims to collect rolls of toilet paper at locations all across the city, and donates them to families in need. 

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The charity event has added several new grocery stores to their list of participating collection sites this year and is currently looking for more volunteers to help beat their last year’s record of collecting 120,000 rolls.

New for 2019, TP the Town will also be collecting feminine hygiene products and donating them to the Mustard Seed as well.

Volunteers can sign up by emailing andrew.wilson@prodigygroup.ca or showing up at any of the 22 participating stores on Saturday, October 5th.

Eliminating the choice between food and toilet paper

These stores plan to put their toilet paper on sale throughout the day so shoppers can buy the products at a discount, and then donate it to volunteers stationed at the store entrance.

The goal of TP the Town is to eliminate the ugly choice of “Food vs. Toilet Paper” that families in need so often have to make. According to organizers, some families may go days, if not weeks, without any toilet paper or needed sanitary products.

There will be 5 stations at each participating grocery store where you can buy discounted toilet paper and place it in one of the bins to donate. 

At the end of the day, the TP will be collected by Hendra Moving & Storage and dropped off at the Mustard Seed Food Bank where it will be distributed to families and those in need across Greater Victoria over the next 12 months.

Ready to make a difference in the community?

Participating Locations:

  • Country Grocer – Esquimalt, 1153 Esquimalt Road
  • Country Grocer – Royal Oak, 4420 West Saanich Road
  • Thrifty Foods – 3475 Quadra St.
  • Thrifty Foods – Hillside Shopping Centre, 1580 Hillside Ave.
  • Thrifty Foods – James Bay Square, 475 Simcoe St.
  • Thrifty Foods – Broadmead Village Shopping Centre, 777 Royal Oak Dr. #100
  • Thrifty Foods – 7860 Wallace Dr.
  • Thrifty Foods – Tuscany Village, 1626 McKenzie Ave.
  • Thrifty Foods – 1590 Fairfield Rd.
  • Thrifty Foods – Saanich Centre, 3995 Quadra St. #101
  • Thrifty Foods – 1495 Admirals Rd.
  • Thrifty Foods – 1860 Island Hwy. (Colwood)
  • Thrifty Foods – 9810 Seventh St. (Sidney)
  • Thrifty Foods –  3011 Merchant Way, (Langford)
  • Save On Foods – 759 McCallum Rd. (Langford)
  • Save On Foods – University Heights 3958 Shelbourne St.
  • Save On Foods – Tillicum Centre, 3170 Tillicum Rd. #108
  • Save On Foods –  2345 Beacon Ave. (Sidney)
  • Save On Foods – Westside Village Shopping Centre, 172 Wilson St. #100
  • Save On Foods – Uptown, 3510 Blanshard St.
  • Save On Foods – 1950 Foul Bay Rd.
  • Save on Foods – 1010 Pandora Ave.

TP the Town Victoria

Joel Brewster
Junior staff writer at Victoria Buzz. Have a story idea? Send it over: joel@victoriabuzz.com

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