Three Durham Region women played fairy godmothers Thursday to Target workers slated to lose their jobs next week. Simone Barnard, founder of a children’s entertainment company, noted some customers seeking deep discounts as the stores liquidate their goods were leaving behind a mess for employees in their last days with Target.
Barnard and two co-workers dressed up in full princess gear and showed up unannounced at the Ajax Target location on Kingston Rd., near Harwood Ave.
“We thought this surprise would show the workers they are appreciated and would leave a good memory for them,” Barnard said. “It’s a sad situation. These workers are losing their livelihoods and yet remain pleasant even as their stores are in a bit of disarray,” she said.