UsedOttawa.com partners with The Aids Committe of Ottawa to rescue historic national pride items
February 16, 2015
UsedOttawa.com and the AIDS Committee of Ottawa (ACO), are asking residents to help them raise half the money needed to rescue more than three decades of national pride memorabilia and artifacts – including the original pride flag that requires dozens of marchers to carry – before they end up in a landfill later this month. Currently, the items are housed in an Ottawa-area storage locker, held there due to an outstanding invoice for storage that the now bankrupt former Pride Committee was unable to pay.
UsedOttawa.com recognizes the importance of 30 years of national pride and the Pride Festival. With that in mind, UsedOttawa.com will match all donations raised through their #UsedHelps program up to $450, in an effort to ensure the history of Pride is available for the future of Capital Pride.
UsedOttawa.com has partnered with ACO in order to bring awareness of national pride’s current situation to the buy and sell site’s two hundred thousand monthly users. Users through UsedOttawa.com’s #UsedHelps program, may donate the proceeds from the sale of their items directly to ACO, a registered charity.
If, and when, the funds are raised, UsedOttawa.com and ACO team members will gather at A1 Mini Storage to celebrate, and invite community partners to have photos with the rescued Pride flag.
Currently, the plan is to see the contents of locker stay put, with no further expense, thanks to an arrangement made with A1 Mini in support of the next Pride entity, with the interest of moving forward with a stronger Pride in the Capital.
How to support UsedOttawa.com’s #UsedHasPride:
Available for interviews:
Angus MacIssac, Community Coordinator, UsedOttawa.com, 613-265-2375
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