The folks behind the Raw and Reflective Calendar are issuing a big thank you to everyone who helped them raise $21,000 for Gilda’s Club of Simcoe Muskoka.
“In a year in which everything was upside down and every organization was under pressure, charities needed extra help,” reads a statement from organizers. “We are grateful to the generous volunteers and generous sponsoring firms in Barrie and across the county.”
The annual fundraising calendar first began in 2018, spearheaded by local business owner Sharon Smith of Connect Hair Studio. She was joined by Mayor Jeff Lehman and others during a cheque presentation and recognition ceremony that took place on Monday afternoon at Barrie City Hall, “to celebrate and honour those who helped raise this money.”
Work has already begun on the 2022 calendar, and organizers are looking for models and photographers. Visit the Raw and Reflective web page for details and to purchase a 2021 calendar.