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You won't believe what someone took from a seniors club

Friday, June 06, 2014   by: Staff received the following letter from Liz Marion, of the VON Adult Day Club, about a recent theft of soil and plants that were left at the back door of the seniors club's new facility.

To the person who has taken the bags of soil and plants at the back door of the VON Adult Day Club: you must be very desperate to have to take from a charitable group of senior citizens. 

We know our back yard is a parking lot and there are dumpsters out there too. 

We have chosen to see it as an area of full sun to experiment with planting a vertical vegetable garden up our back wall. 

You can clearly see our plants, planters and full bags of soil are not in the dumpster nor garbage.  

We choose to make it  useable, however you have chosen to raid our efforts. 

We suggest you hold some fundraisers of your own to buy soil, seeds and plants as that is how we have gotten ours to put a garden together. 

Please do not help yourself, just leave it for the seniors to enjoy.

VON Adult Day Club


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protein 6/6/2014 3:14:52 PM Report

That person is so low he plays tennis against a curb. Well written and it's really pathetic too think that someone would do that too our dear seniors.
missmya 6/6/2014 3:45:37 PM Report

That's pathetic. I hope the person reads the ad and makes the right decision to return the stuff or leave it somewhere and let them know where they can pick it up. You who did this..Do the right thing and return it!! You're just going to feel bad if you don't.
Sam C 6/6/2014 8:23:16 PM Report

Sadly, there are people who have no conscience.

I recall seeing a park being developed in Mississauga... there were piles of top soil that had been scattered around the park, that were to be spread the next day. People were backing their cars up to the piles and shovelling soil into their trunks to take home to their own gardens.

Ms Alotta 6/6/2014 9:18:30 PM Report

Nasty! Some people are so freakin' low.
KennaK 6/6/2014 11:24:58 PM Report

Liz, Please give me a call on Monday at Walmart North (ask for Kenna), I can't make any promises for sure, but we may be able to help make this right.
Javaman 6/7/2014 9:21:56 AM Report

Bravo to Wal-Mart flower dept.
seen_your 6/7/2014 11:53:27 AM Report

Whomever left these things outside is to blame, thieves will be thieves, so don't be naive.
Frio 6/8/2014 5:53:30 PM Report

seen_your..Who would expect a scumbag would steal bags of dirt and potting plants from behind a seniors building? It's not likely some druggy burnout who was going to sell it for 10 cents on the dollar to feed their addiction but a cheap A-hole with a vehicle to haul it away and use it in their own garden.
vipersmum 6/8/2014 7:28:31 PM Report

I am in awe of the wonderful people of this city. Kenna at walmart north, Cathy & Phil Lemeiux, and and 2 anonymous citizens came forward to help as well as all the encouraging comments from people.
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