by Carolyn Alder

The Haliburton food bank recently received a $1,000 donation thanks to two local moms and some black T-shirts.

Kirsten Rae and Kelly Kay, the KayRae real estate team with Century 21, started selling support your local girl gang T-shirts last month with all proceeds going to the food bank.

We were thinking of ways to raise money that would be COVID safe but still effective, Rae said. We came up with T-shirts. It’s something that would be fun and people would like.

Rae said the initial response was overwhelming and the first order of the black T-shirts sold out a few days after the campaign started. More have since been made and are being shipped.


The ‘support your local girl gang’ is a fun take-off of the slogan babes supporting babes, Rae said.

T-shirts with uplifting messages are popular right now, she said, and ‘support your local girl gang’ signifies “supporting a local charity, using local realtors and supporting local businesses, Rae said.

Kay added they chose to focus on donating to the Haliburton food bank because of the local need.

With COVID we feel a lot of people may be out of work, so the food bank may have a higher number of people using it than in the past.

Rae said they plan to donate the next thousand dollars raised to the Minden food bank.

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