BRANTFORD, ON – Brant-Brantford CrimeStoppers is happy to announce new corporate sponsorships with Bell City Brewing Co. & Brant Taxi as all three local organizations will be launching a tip awareness campaign later this month.

The trio has co-sponsored the printing of 20,000 coasters to be delivered to local pubs, restaurants and coffee shops reminding the community that they can anonymously call in tips about crime and earn lucrative rewards for doing so.

As the saying goes “Crime doesn’t pay…but we do!”

“We’re excited about the opportunity to grow these partnerships with local business to help make our community safer,” said CrimeStoppers Vice-Chair Cathy Kirby. “These companies are helping us spread the message that together we can prevent crime and solve cases currently on the books.”

The coasters were unboxed at a launch event on Friday August 26th at Bell City Brewing Co. With representatives from both businesses and members of the CrimeStoppers volunteer board.

“Brant Taxi is delighted for the opportunity to be involved in such an exciting neighbourhood project,” said Daryl Daggett, Operations Manager for Brant Taxi. “CrimeStoppers in a pillar in community safety and crime prevention and we look forward to a strong relationship with them for many years to come.”

“We encourage other local businesses to seek out further ways to partner with and promote CrimeStoppers because a safer community is a stronger community for all of us.”

“What’s the difference between the giant breweries and a local craft brewery? Supporting local ideas like this one,” said Dennis Marijan owner of Bell City Brewing Co.  “It made total sense for us to partner with Crime Stoppers as it helps the greater community and we can get behind that.”

“It’s great when local businesses like these step up to help make our community better and safer,” CrimeStoppers Chair Marc Laferriere added. “Bell City Brewery and Brant Taxi are great community partners and their generosity allowed for us to print 20,000 coasters.  This coaster campaign will help bring awareness to our tip line which will help local police solve crimes.”

CrimeStoppers is an independent charity that helps the police; SPCA, park rangers and other organizations solve crimes.  It does this by operating the 24/7-telephone number at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) that people can call to pass on information about crimes anonymously.

In Ontario alone CrimeStoppers tips have led to over 122,000 arrests, over 132,000 cases being cleared, nearly 8 million dollars in rewards paid out to anonymous tipsters and over 2 billion dollars in property, dollars recovered and drugs.seized.

Check out photos from the event on our Facebook Page