Two Lindsay women create decorative jars to support school breakfast program

By Lindsay Advocate

They sold the jars through neighborhood businesses.

Betty Giutsos and Maria Stalker have only been Lindsay residents for about four years, both retired, from Markham and Newmarket respectively. But when they heard about King Albert Public School’s fundraising drive for its breakfast program, they knew they wanted to do something to help.

“With everything shut down we needed something to keep us busy,” said Stalker.

Both enjoy crafts and they quickly came up with the idea to sell decorative jars with all the proceeds going to the school’s breakfast program.

They sold the jars through neighborhood businesses to support the school, with displays left at Kawartha Care, Computer Smart, Flourish, and RBC, among others, as well as their neighbours.

The two women ended up raising $600 for the school program.

“It was win-win for all of us,” said Stalker, since it gave them something to focus on and helped kids at the downtown school.

For further information on the jars contact Giutsos at

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