Each of our two primary charitable endeavors — the Connells Maple Lee Stems Hunger food drive and Bouquets for Books children’s book drive — will expand to two weeks beginning this year.
They have been one-week events until now.
“Even with the tremendous success of these efforts, we think the potential exists to generate even more community involvement,” said Greg Royer, president and CEO of family-owned Connells Maple Lee.
“People are busy, and it takes some effort to shop for food or books and drop them off at our stores. We want to make sure there’s enough time for them to do that, because the need certainly is great.”
This year, Connells Maple Lee Stems Hunger will run from June 18 through July 2; Bouquets for Books will be Oct. 22 through Nov 5.
Connells Maple Lee Stems Hunger benefits the Mid-Ohio Foodbank; Bouquets for Books donates books to Bexley Public Library and Delaware County District Library.