© Herald photo by Tyler Clarke
S.H.A.R.E. program manager Grant Gustafson is seen on the roof of the old Molson brewery last year. The organization is holding a bottle drive this week at 1700 Sixth Avenue West, to pay for a new roof.
With spring cleaning season in the air, Self Help and Recreation Education is holding a bottle drive fundraiser to help fund a roof replacement job.
The building, at 1700 Sixth Avenue West, is the old Molson Brewery, which should make this week‚Äôs bottle drive a natural fit, executive director Robin Knudsen noted.
Bottles can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, from the building‚Äôs south entrance off of 18th Street West.
Best known as S.H.A.R.E., the organization provides vocational, social and recreational programming for people living with mental illness.
By expanding into the old Molson Brewery, the organization hopes to drastically expand the programming they have to offer.
The bottle drive fundraiser will help pare down whatever bank loan the organization is forced to take out in order to pay for the roof repair project.
‚ÄúWe have to do the roof regardless this year, so I‚Äôm going to have to get a loan or something,‚ÄĚ Knudsen said.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs leaking all the time. Every year we fix the leaks, but every year we get more -- it‚Äôs got to get fixed.‚ÄĚ
Expected to cost as much as $400,000, the organization has raised $45,000 so far.
Those unable to drop off bottles can arrange to have S.H.A.R.E. employees pick them up by calling 306-922-0255.