Taylor's Plumbing issues Food Bank challenge

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

'Tis the season for giving, but Waterdown's Taylor's Plumbing is once again in the mood for collecting - for the Flamborough Food Bank, that is.

For the fourth year running the local plumbing company is offering a special deal to its customers: for each food item donated when Taylor's Plumbing provides service, the technician will take $1 off the bill, up to a total of $5.

When customers call to book service, they are advised of the program, and when the technicians arrive to do the work, they bring along a flyer as a reminder. And while food items and plumbing services may seem to make an odd combination, it's actually a good fit, noted Taylor.

"It makes it very easy for the customer," he noted. "All they have to do is be at home. They would be calling to have the work done anyhow. This makes it more convenient for them to make a donation. "

In past years, Taylor has noted an increase in donations, as clients became familiar with the program. Up from about 100 pounds in the first year, to about 300 pounds last year, Taylor hopes to see the donations climb even higher this year.

A competitive sort, he also hopes that other plumbing and water treatment companies in town will take him up on his standing offer to launch a friendly contest to see who can collect the most food. "That's one contest I wouldn't mind losing," he laughed.

Taylor's Plumbing issues Food Bank challenge

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

'Tis the season for giving, but Waterdown's Taylor's Plumbing is once again in the mood for collecting - for the Flamborough Food Bank, that is.

For the fourth year running the local plumbing company is offering a special deal to its customers: for each food item donated when Taylor's Plumbing provides service, the technician will take $1 off the bill, up to a total of $5.

When customers call to book service, they are advised of the program, and when the technicians arrive to do the work, they bring along a flyer as a reminder. And while food items and plumbing services may seem to make an odd combination, it's actually a good fit, noted Taylor.

"It makes it very easy for the customer," he noted. "All they have to do is be at home. They would be calling to have the work done anyhow. This makes it more convenient for them to make a donation. "

In past years, Taylor has noted an increase in donations, as clients became familiar with the program. Up from about 100 pounds in the first year, to about 300 pounds last year, Taylor hopes to see the donations climb even higher this year.

A competitive sort, he also hopes that other plumbing and water treatment companies in town will take him up on his standing offer to launch a friendly contest to see who can collect the most food. "That's one contest I wouldn't mind losing," he laughed.

Taylor's Plumbing issues Food Bank challenge

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

'Tis the season for giving, but Waterdown's Taylor's Plumbing is once again in the mood for collecting - for the Flamborough Food Bank, that is.

For the fourth year running the local plumbing company is offering a special deal to its customers: for each food item donated when Taylor's Plumbing provides service, the technician will take $1 off the bill, up to a total of $5.

When customers call to book service, they are advised of the program, and when the technicians arrive to do the work, they bring along a flyer as a reminder. And while food items and plumbing services may seem to make an odd combination, it's actually a good fit, noted Taylor.

"It makes it very easy for the customer," he noted. "All they have to do is be at home. They would be calling to have the work done anyhow. This makes it more convenient for them to make a donation. "

In past years, Taylor has noted an increase in donations, as clients became familiar with the program. Up from about 100 pounds in the first year, to about 300 pounds last year, Taylor hopes to see the donations climb even higher this year.

A competitive sort, he also hopes that other plumbing and water treatment companies in town will take him up on his standing offer to launch a friendly contest to see who can collect the most food. "That's one contest I wouldn't mind losing," he laughed.