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Piggy bank campaign supports children's mental health
Financial services rep Jane Clattenburg and member services reps Charlene Neufeld and Janene Stefanovich show off pigs at the Niagara Stone Road Meridian Credit Union. (Brittany Carter/Niagara Now)


The Meridian Credit Union wants you to gather your loose change and fill a piggy bank for children’s mental health during the Fill the Pig, Feel Better fundraiser for Pathstone Foundation’s eight Hear and Now walk-in clinics across Niagara.

The adopt-a-pig campaign, which officially kicked off on Monday, is held in partnership with Meridian Credit Union.

Piggy banks can be “adopted” at any of the 17 Meridian Credit Unions in Niagara, taken home to fill with money and brought back to any location by the end of February.

This is the second year for the campaign, which has added new ways to get involved.

The Pen Centre in St. Catharines will hold a Paint the Pig Night on Tuesday, Feb. 4, from 4 to 8 p.m. Spots need to be reserved online before the event.

A $25 donation will get you a piggy bank and a seat at the art table to personalize it.

Every store in the Pen Centre will also have a pig at the cash register to collect donations throughout the month.

A celebratory wrap-up and campaign total announcement will be held during the March 8 Ice Dogs game at the Meridian Centre in St. Catharines.