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Perfect Union Donates To City Programs
Perfect Union and Riverbank
Perfect Union Director of Community Outreach Shayna Schonauer, Recreation Supervisor Tony Lemonds, and Riverbank City Councilmember Rachel Hernandez take a moment for a photo op last week when a donation was received. VIRGINIA STILL/THE NEWS
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Riverbank Summer Day Camp was held last week for youth from ages 6 to 12 where a variety of activities and crafts were done like making flower pots. These are the types of programs that city offers which led to the donation from Perfect Union. VIRGINIA STILL/THE NEWS

Perfect Union presented the City of Riverbank’s Parks and Recreation a check for $1,000 on Thursday, July 15. The donation was made to help cover the cost for youth to participate in summer and fall programs that are offered by Parks and Recreation.

“Receiving the donation was absolutely amazing,” said Recreation Supervisor Tony Lemonds. “It is nice to see local businesses giving back to the community in any way they can. The Department of Parks & Recreation and the City of Riverbank are very grateful to have businesses like Perfect Union in town.”

Perfect Union Director of Community Outreach Shayna Schonauer presented Lemonds with the large check last week.

“Riverbank is the city of action and I believe they hold true to that name,” added Schonauer. “You can tell they take pride in their city and work hard to make it an enjoyable place for everyone that lives there, regardless if they are new to town or have been there for generations. Parks and Rec is a great way to make a positive impact directly with the community as a whole. They have so many programs and services for all ages raining from children and teens to seniors.”

Celebrating one year this July in downtown Riverbank, Perfect Union is a cannabis dispensary. The Recreational and Medical Dispensary offers a variety of cannabis products like edibles, pre rolls, topicals, concentrates, flowers, and beverages.

Schonauer explained that Perfect Union donates to organizations and nonprofits each month throughout the communities they serve. There are currently 10 stores throughout California. They also volunteer and help out those communities donating their time. Each location has a donation box for customers to give back as well to support local nonprofits.

“We both are growing in our own ways,” noted Schonauer about how Perfect Union and Riverbank are a good fit. “It's important to us to be good neighbors, support our community and help the people around us, we share the same values.”

The money donated will be used to assist families and individuals that may not be able to afford the classes or programs offered by the Recreation department.

“We hope to see more youth in the community be able to participate in the summer and fall programs without having to worry about the cost,” stated Schonauer. “Money shouldn't be a barrier when it comes to inclusivity, especially for children.”

The City of Riverbank has several programs including day camps and classes for people of all ages. Some of the popular programs are the swim lessons, Tot Time, camps, and Hip Hop Dance class.

“Myself and the department look forward to working closely with Perfect Union and other businesses in the future,” expressed Lemonds. “We also welcome more partnerships with local businesses to sponsor events, or participate in any way they can to make Riverbank a more desirable place to live work and play.”