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Teams of volunteers took to the streets in Sandwich on Saturday afternoon to raise money for the Hand in Hand recovery house, cleaning up the community in the process.


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Jubzi, Windsor’s independent food delivery service, partnered with Hand in Hand on Saturday for the first of what they hope will become an annual donation drive and community cleanup.

“We had a Christmas fundraiser because our organization relies heavily on the support of our community and in addition, we will be going out to clean our streets,” said Elizabeth Geddes, chair of the board of Hand in Hand.

“It shows responsibility, and our customers are getting out there, cleaning in Sandwich and giving back to the community.”

Hand in Hand Support is a non-profit recovery home dedicated to helping people seeking recovery. The organization currently houses 44 men and 11 women in two homes to live sober.


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“With the opioid crisis we are losing a lot of our loved ones, so we wanted a place that was a safe place for a sober life that they could come to, eat three meals a day and a place to stay and be able to work in recovery to improve life, ”Geddes said.

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“We are fortunate that Jubzi is working collaboratively with us today to help those suffering from this disease.”

Jubzi uses mobile food ordering to help address the dual crisis of hunger and homelessness. When customers request delivery through Jubzi, 10 percent is donated to food banks and other charities.

Nick Peters cleans up trash in Olde Sandwich Town as part of a cleanup effort led by Hands in Hands Support and in collaboration with Jubzi Inc. on December 11, 2021.
Nick Peters cleans up trash in Olde Sandwich Town as part of a cleanup effort led by Hands in Hands Support and in collaboration with Jubzi Inc. on December 11, 2021. Photo by Dax Melmer /Windsor Star

Thanos Zikantas, founder and CEO of Jubzi, said that in addition to a donation to the Hand in Hand fundraising campaign, Jubzi is treating the team that collected the most trash for dinner.


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“We are delighted to have collaborated with Hand in Hand Support to raise funds and awareness for the organization and show the community that Hand in Hand Support guests are committed to change and positively impacting our community by cleaning our streets.” Zikantas said.

The Clean our Streets event on Saturday afternoon gave members an opportunity to give back to the community, Geddes said. There were 11 teams of six people each, including guests from Hand in Hand, members of the Jubzi team, and people from the wider community.

People can find more information about Hand in Hand online at .

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