York resident seeking licence plates to continue fundraising

York resident seeking licence plates to continue fundraising
YORK—Shown is Andrew Poirier and his dad, Phil, in the workshop they’ve created to work on the birdhouses. The sale of each birdhouse provides a $25 donation to Wounded Warriors of Canada. —Submitted photo.

By Haldimand Press Staff        

YORK—Since 2013, Andrew Poirier of York has been making birdhouses out of upcycled items, including reclaimed wood, tin, and licence plates.

These birdhouses are not only unique in their look since they have a licence plate for a roof, but each one helps fund the Wounded Warriors of Canada (WWC)’s National PTSD Service Dog Therapy program for veterans. Selling for $25 each, 100% of sales benefits WWC.

However, Poirier has hit a roadblock. As much as he’d like to continue with this initiative, he needs more licence plate donations.

“We recently made 55 (birdhouses) but have sold about half thanks to so many people helping us to spread the word,” said Poirier, who said it took about two weeks to make the first few dozen houses. “We would like to make more, but we need more licence plates.”

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