Random Act for Change

Random Act for Change

While waiting in line at the CIBC in Tavistock, a man witnessed a senior man with a pile of pennies. He was looking for something to do with them.
“I really don’t want them,” he heard the man say to the teller. The bank teller was willing to exchange the coins for what they were worth. Still, the senior insisted he just wanted rid of the pennies.
“Why don’t you donate them to TAP?” asked the man witnessing the exchange. “And here is some more to go with your donation,” he said as he handed over some of his own money.
On that particular day, a small bag of change in the total of $21.41 was donated from 2 gentlemen in Tavistock who did not leave their names.
Acts of generosity like this will go a long way to supporting members of our community who find themselves in a situation which has disrupted their normal way of life, and which has impacted their financial stability in some way.
TAP works to provide a better way for people who are struggling due to an unforeseen circumstance. An example of this would be a sudden illness. Once a situation is reported to TAP, the program’s director, Sharon Walkom, works with the individual or family to identify ways in which TAP can support them best. “There are many ways a family can receive support,” says Sharon. Sometimes, gift cards are provided. Food can also be donated from our supply of non-perishables. Or, a service can be provided to help the family through a unique circumstance.
Whatever the need may be, the program runs with strict confidentiality. “We have a great deal of respect for this community,” says Sharon.
As a non-profit organization, we are so fortunate to live in a community where TAP was on the top of someone’s mind when they witnessed a man looking for something to do with a pile of spare change. Together, we can create a community that thrives on the building blocks of neighbours helping neighbours, with these simple, random acts for change.
For more information about the Tavistock Assistance Program, or to make a donation, go to www.tapisforyou.com

You were there when I needed help.

“Thank you again for helping me. I started working full-time a few months ago, and am doing a lot better financially and otherwise. Thank you once again for all you have done for me and are doing for the community. You were there when I needed help.”