Despite a setback in opening plans, a new company located downtown Brantford is giving back during these difficult times. CG Print and Design, a screen print and design studio, is offering a spin on one of their products to raise funds for the Brantford Food Bank.
The company was set to open its doors to the public just as the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered retail and all other non-essential businesses.
“We were supposed to have our Grand Opening a week after everything went into lock-down,” says Amanda Mersereau, Sales and Support for CG Print and Design. “We’ve had to adjust and adapt. We had a web store we were getting some traffic on it.”
Many products created and produced by the company are designed to promote a sense of pride for Brantford residents. The company creates t-shirts championing the city. Three key products include shirts displaying the slogans ‘Brantford is Great’, ‘Brantford is Phone’, and ‘Brantford is Grand’, referring to the city’s relationship with Wayne Gretzky, Alexander Graham Bell, and the Grand River, respectively.
Now, Mersereau and her team have partnered with the local food bank to promote Brantford’s ‘incredible support system’ during these unprecedented times.
“We know there’s been a lot of pressure on the food bank and increasing need for their services, so we decided to hold a fundraiser,” says Mersereau. “We’re doing ‘Brantford is Support’ and on the sleeve, it says Brantford Food Bank.”
All proceeds from the t-shirt sales will go to supporting the Brantford Food Bank. The goal is to raise $2500 in total. To date, sales have already netted $2000 in donations.
Shirts can be ordered for the cost of a donation, between $15 and $30, at zBTFD.ca or by visiting Oakhill Marketplace on King George Road where the shirts are available for sale. Contactless delivery is also offered. The fundraiser ends May 30th.