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<p>A local landscape company is trimming where no other company has trimmed before with their Hedges For Pledges fundraiser.</p>

City landscape firm launches unique fundraiser



robin kuniski/for metro calgary


Aaron Lauritsen, president of GLI Landscaping, holds on to his trusty hedge cutter in helping raise money for breast cancer.





A local landscape company is trimming where no other company has trimmed before with their Hedges For Pledges fundraiser.





GLI Landscaping will be donating 10 cents out of their 12-cent profit on every dollar for each hedge they trim until the end of March to the Canadian Cancer Society in hopes of raising $10,000.





Aaron Lauritsen, president of GLI Landscaping, told Metro the company’s initiative is the first he knows of in the world.





“As far as I know there is no other company doing something like this in the city, country or even the world. It’s a really good initiative because there are thousands of hedges that need to be trimmed in Calgary,” Lauritsen said.





Lauritsen came up with the idea last year when his mother died after a three-year battle with breast cancer.





“We just thought this was fitting and had been looking to do something for a while and saw a great opportunity to raise money for a good cause,” he said.





The company hopes to raise $1,000 a week for the next 10 weeks for a total of $10,000 by March. The company is donating all of the profits to the Canadian Cancer Society and only keeping what they need for supplies.





“We hope to make it an annual event and I really hope it works out well.”




krista.sylvester@metronews.ca

 
 
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