Source: Sherman Publications

Sharin’ o’ the green

February 29, 2012

For the fourth year in a row, an anonymous donor has challenged the community to participate in “Sharin’ o’ the green,” offering to match donations to the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund food pantry. But this year, instead of matching donations up to $2,000, the donor has upped the ante to $3,000.

Under “Sharin’ o’ the Green,” if a member of the community makes, for example, a $25 donation to OCEF, the anonymous donor will match it with another $25 donation of their own. The fundraiser received its name because of its proximity to St. Patrick’s Day. Donations eligible to be matched will be accepted through the end of March. The benefactor will match up to $3,000 in total donations.

Cash donations for OCEF can be placed in jars marked with shamrocks at local businesses including Brandon Tire, Bueche’s Food World, The Citizen, Clarkston Brandon Community Credit Union, First Impressions, Ken’s Coney and Papa Bella’s. Checks made payable to OCEF may be sent to OCEF, P.O. Box 282, Ortonville, MI 48462. For details call St. Anne Catholic Church at 248-627-3965.