Trent Loves Local: Ways We Can All Help Our Communities Shine
Showing the Trent spirit by giving, shopping and supporting local in a challenging COVID year
For more than 50 years, Trent has been a significant contributor to the economic, social, and cultural vitality of Peterborough and the Durham Region. Each year, Trent community members donate to their local United Way campaigns, shop at small businesses, fuel up at downtown restaurants, and support local organizations by donating their time or personal goods. Now, more than ever, local matters.
Looking to support the community? You can show how #TrentLovesLocal in the following ways:
The United Way in Peterborough and Durham have experienced a 50 percent increase in demand for services as a result of the pandemic. To help meet the need, Trent has set a fundraising goal of $150,000. Consider giving to United Way through Trent’s annual campaign.
Local shopping has never been easier thanks to the efforts of the municipalities and BIAs to create coordinated platforms so you can safely explore your favourite local shops, or discover news ones, from home.
If you are looking to shop local in the Durham Region, here are some resources you can turn to:
- Shop Local – Shop in Durham Region
- Support Main Street - Rediscover Durham’s Downtowns
If you are looking to shop local in Peterborough, you can check out:
Support Downtown Peterborough – Shop and Eat in Downtown Peterborough
- Shop Local – Only in PTBO
You may also consider purchasing gift cards from your favourite shops and restaurants now to use later, or share your great local finds on social media by tagging the business and using the hashtag #TrentLovesLocal.
Consider giving to local food drives or winter clothing drives. Find a cause that matters to you and extend the Trent spirit to lift up those around us.
Trent University remains committed to supporting the vibrant communities that our campuses are located in and encourages all members of the Trent community to continue to shine in the local community.