It's been a busy couple of months packing up the Hart store and consolidating everything into the College Heights store. One of the really awesome things that's come out of the move is it's given us an opportunity to help out our community in ways we never expected.
When a young customer came in a couple of weeks ago and told us that his school was burning down we were shocked and like many people and businesses in our generous city we wanted to help but weren't sure how. We know how much of their own money teachers put into their classroom supplies and with the School of Education at UNBC were able to provide gift certificates for the teachers with a considerable discount to help them replenish their classroom supplies. As we were packing up we also realized that we had some surplus stock that would fit really nicely in some empty classrooms. The picture above shows a bit of what we were able to donate. We've got some fixtures and shelving headed their way too! The timing was perfect for us to be able to do this and it felt really good to be able to help the teachers and students in a practical way.
Also, when we started packing up we realized we had more Playmobil demos than we knew what to do with. So we decided to sell them and some extra fixtures and shelving with proceeds going to the Child Development Centre. Our customers were incredibly generous, many donating more than suggested and as a result we were able to drop off $1375!
Being able to do these kinds of things has really made us feel better about the difficult decision to leave the Hart. Thank you all for your patience and support during the somewhat chaotic move! See you in College Heights soon!