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Prince George woman giving back to local food banks one keychain at a time

Keychains have gone as far as Cuba and Texas
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Prince George woman Carol Hansson is making handmade keychains with funds raised going to local food banks. (via Carol Hansson)

A local woman is helping feed those less fortunate after being inspired by another Prince George movement started two weeks ago. 

Carol Hansson says she saw the Hearts of Prince George Facebook page and became inspired to make something customizable, but the money would go to local food banks rather than one central place. 

For those who are unfamiliar, Bailey Grose began a scavenger hunt-like game with hearts in windows, where people could show their love for the community while also reminding each other that we're all in this together. 

"I hand-stamp each keychain myself, and assemble them," Hansson said of the keychains, which depict a heart and a city name. Some have gone as far as Cuba and Houston, Texas. 

"I have made various different cities, including Prince George, Kelowna, Rossland, Houston (Texas), Victoria, Cuba, Port Alberni, Peachland and Dartmouth." 

Money raised from each city goes to local food banks in that community.

Each chain is $15 and $10 from each sale goes to food banks, which have publically asked for help during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In total, Hansson has sent out 47 keychains in the following cities: 

  • Prince George: $310 (31 keychains)
  • Kelowna: $40 (four keychains)
  • Port Alberni: $40 (four keychains) 
  • Victoria: $20 (two keychains)
  • Cuba: $20 (two keychains)
  • Peachland: $10 (one keychain) 
  • Darmouth: $10 (one keychain)
  • Rossland: $10 (one keychain)
  • Houston, Texas: $10 (one keychain)

"The $310 I have raised for Prince George will be donated to the Prince George Salvation Army Food Bank; $40 for Kelowna will be donated to a local Kelowna food bank, and so on and so forth," she explained. 

"Shipping is Canada is also included in the cost."

If you want to purchase a keychain, you can contact Carol directly by calling or texting 250-552-8062 or emailing jhansson@telus.net.