MS Society raises funds from foul mouths

By DAWN BOOTH, Connect Weekly

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The local MS Society uses Swear Jars as a part of the social profit’s latest campaign to raise funding for United Way of Fort McMurray.

The local Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of Canada is increasing community morale in businesses and organizations with their recently launched Swear Jar Campaign.

“This is a fundraiser that we feel everyone can take part in,” said Cait Evans, Regional Coordinator of Program Services & Development, MS Society of Canada, Fort McMurray Region. “If you are a curser, we apologize in advance. If you aren’t, it becomes a fun way to carry on in the work place, which boosts office morale.”

With the slogan, ‘When manners are lost, you must pay the cost’; each time someone says a curse word, they must put one dollar into the swear jar.

According to a news release, “the custom-made Swear Jars will be provided to organizations interested along with all other items needed to take part. A swear jar is a device to help discourage people from swearing.”

In partnership with Spinal Cord Injury Alberta (SCIA), the Fort McMurray MS Society started the region-wide initiative to raise funds for the United Way of Fort McMurray. SCIA and the Society are two of numerous local social profit agencies that receive funding support from the United Way.

Since the campaign launched on January 18, multiple residents have been reaching out and jars have been already been placed within the offices at Blue Heron Support Services/Alberta Brain Injury Network, Brignall Equipment Solutions, Harvard Broadcasting, Servus Credit Union, Shaw Cable, the main Fort McMurray office at Syncrude Canada and the United Way of Fort McMurray, including the agencies at the Red Poll Centre.

Aside from the positives of raising funding for the United Way and lessening the vulgarity within the office, Evans said she hopes this campaign will also enlighten spirits.

“Our economy is little scary these days, which can affect the morale of our community. So, this campaign is meant to remind people to have fun and that it can be simple to help out,” she shared.

“Our economy is little scary these days, which can affect the morale of our community. So, this campaign is meant to remind people to have fun and that it can be simple to help out,” she shared.

The fundraiser takes place from now, until mid-February. For residents interested in taking part, contact Cait Evens of the MS Society by email at Cait.Evans@mssociety.ca or by phone at at 587-601-1716.

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