Caremongering: How you can help your Brantford Community?

By Wally Dufrat

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Caremongering (n): Solidarity and mutual help turned into concrete community action.
The term, coined in Canada, is spreading across the US as well. In the midst of a national pandemic, it is a true testament to the good in people during a time of crisis. The name was meant to turn the term “scaremongering” on its head; to encourage people to connect on a positive level. Communities have seen everything from hand sanitizer hand-outs to volunteer grocery shopping trips for those who are unable.
Let’s keep the momentum going in Brantford Ontario. Here are four ways you can help your local community.

Social Distancing

The #1 way you can help your community, and your country, is by staying home. A hard pill to swallow when it seems like you’re doing nothing. But this is truly the only way to slow down the spread and “flatten the curve” as they say.

Grocery Shop Local

Instead of hitting the big-chain grocery stores during your stock-up trip, pay the local grocers a visit. Goodness Me Natural Food Market and Brant Food Centre are two local options that working hard every day to keep shelves stocked for Brantford residents stuck at home.

Donate the Price of Your Ticket at Sanderson Centre

Did you have upcoming tickets to a local theater event at the Sanderson Centre? As you probably know, it has had to close its doors in the midst of the Coronavirus outbreak. But you can still help them out by making a donation on their website. Consider donating the price of your ticket or more. Donations of $500 or more will reward you with a commemorative plaque that will be mounted to a seat in the theatre. 

Keep Your Gym Membership

Your gym might be closed, but might I suggest continuing payment for your membership? It's a gesture that can keep small business in Brantford going. If you're missing your workout, you can keep it home. Gyms everywhere are streaming their workouts on Facebook and Instagram, and Brantford is no exception. Like local club Movati Athletic who is broadcasting everything from Barre classes to Bodysculpting classes online
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