Square One and the John Howard Society have teamed up for their “Stronger Together” initiative to help raise awareness for mental health and homelessness.
A metal sculpture of two trees hangs just inside the front entrance of City Hall that was created by local artists Bill and Laurette Keen.
Della Ferguson, chair of Square One, said she was blown away by how the sculpture turned out.
“We believe so much in a community that is collaborative and working together. And so, when we looked at this tree and I saw the word stronger together, these trees are supporting each other and that's who we are as a community,” she said.
Residents can donate to the Stronger Together Initiative which helps support the John Howard Society’s My Place program. Those who donate will then have their names engraved on a leaf on the trees.
Jody Oakes with the John Howard Society explained a little bit about what the My Place program is about.
“If people are struggling with keeping their housing, we help them, right to the people who maybe can't access social services benefits or don't have ID and then we have to try and help them to get ID to be able to get benefits,” she said.
There are three levels of donations that can be made. A bronze leaf is $100, $200 for a silver leaf and $300 for a gold leaf.
Donations can be made online here stating "Stronger Together" in the message or make cheques payable to John Howard Society with “Square One-Stronger Together” in the memo line. Cheques can be mailed to Square One Community, PO Box 1616, Moose Jaw, Sask., S6H 7K7.
Once you receive your charitable receipt contact the Keens at email@example.com or call 306-692-4912. You can show them a copy of your cheque or receipt and they will engrave your name, a memorial name or a business's name to be added to the tree.