A local business is giving back to the community after being open only a few months.
Node Exotics located in the 200 block of Wellington Street West opened in August.
Due to high theft in the neighbourhood, they have chosen not to put out an outdoor display but instead do something inside.
Co-Owners Melissa Loxton and Kera Buttineau have come up with a unique way to give back.
They have reached out to local crafters to make ornaments for their tree. Each ornament sells for $12. Loxton explains what happens next.
“So what they do is cut their tag off and put it in one of these boxes,” said Loxton. “at the end of the season, December 22, we will tally it all up and match it.”
Two dollars of every sale goes to one of the three chosen charities, Women in Crisis, TAGG or St. Vincent’s place. You can place your tag in who you want to get your two dollars.
Buttineau says it’s important to give back.
“It’s really important to us actually,” said Buttineau. “We have a node, a strong sense of community, and we’ve really try to help out from day one. These charities specifically have helped out a lot of people close to us, so it means a lot to be able to help out and give back.”
Node Exotics is open Tuesday through Friday 9:30 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 9:30 – 5 p.m.