Ashley Turatus

Ashley Turatus

Williams Lake Tattoo parlour hold successful food drive

Williams Lake tattoo parlour holds successful food drive for Women's Contact Society

About six weeks before Christmas, Trevor Todorowich at Twisted and Tortured Inkworkz in Williams Lake decided to launch a food drive for the Williams Lake Women’s Contact Society.

He put a notice out on Facebook that donations of more than $10 worth of food would warrant being entered to win a two-hour ink session at his tattoo parlour on Borland Street.

As he posed for a photograph with Ashley Turatus, Women’s Contact Society, in front of a Christmas tree surrounded by food donations, Trevor said he was “blown away” by people’s generosity.

“There’s about $3,000 worth of dry goods and that’s from about 60 people.”

His uncle, Dale Todorowich, said the campaign also raised $730 in cash that will go toward purchasing fresh produce and proteins.

The decorated Christmas tree, themed in purple, will also go to the society for its annual diamond gala event in 2013.

A stack of clothing also gathered by donations will go to the Big Brothers Big Sisters.

“We figured a food drive for January would help replenish food supplies when they are their lowest,” Dale said.