Thanks Ontario! More than one million dollars raised to help kids reach their full potential BRAMPTON, ON, April 8, 2013 /CNW/ - President's Choice(®) Children's Charity announces that its two-week Your Small Change Can Make a Big One customer campaign held at participating Loblaw banner grocery stores like Loblaws(®), Zehrs(®), Your Independent Grocer(TM), valu-mart(®), Fortinos(®), Real Canadian Superstore(®), Real Canadian Wholesale Club(® )and nofrills(®), across Ontario has raised more than $1,104,000. All money raised will go toward supporting Ontario families whose children have physical or developmental disabilities, as well as nutrition programs aimed at fighting childhood hunger. Nationally, the campaign raised $2.64 million. "The support from our customers across Ontario has always been tremendous, but this year's spring campaign has been the best one so far," said Inge van den Berg, member of President's Choice(®) Children's Charity Board of Directors and senior vice-president, Corporate Strategy, Loblaw Companies Limited. Monies raised through campaigns like this help children like Zachary, who need special equipment to be independent. "Zach wouldn't be doing as well as he is without the help from President's Choice(®) Children's Charity," says Simon, Zachery's dad. "The therapy has Zach up and walking when he wasn't supposed to at all! President's Choice(®) Children's Charity has also helped us fund equipment and given Zach the opportunity to be independent and successful in his endeavors. We really can't say enough about what this means to us, and most importantly, what it means to Zach." Funds raised also go towards fighting childhood hunger through nutrition programs at local schools like Flemington Public School, located in Toronto. "It is amazing what a difference healthy food makes to ensure student success. Through the President's Choice(®) Children's Charity sponsorship of Breakfast for Learning our students receive nutritious food offerings at the beginning of the school day and are refueled with wholesome food during the remainder of their learning day," says Grace LaRocque, vice-principal, Flemington Public School, Toronto, Ontario. In Ontario, Loblaws(®), Zehrs(®), Your Independent Grocer(®), valu-mart(®), Fortinos(®), Real Canadian Superstore(®), Real Canadian Wholesale Club(® )and nofrills(®) stores are Loblaw Companies banner stores. The Your Small Change Can Make a Big One customer campaign is just one of many initiatives that Loblaw banner stores have in place to raise funds for President's Choice(®) Children's Charity. To date in 2013, thanks to the generosity of customers, donors and the support of colleagues, President's Choice(®) Children's Charity has awarded $556,000 to 101 families and another $1.1 million to 923 nutrition programs that serve over 101,315 students across Ontario. About President's Choice(®) Children's Charity President's Choice(®) Children's Charity is committed to helping children across Canada, with a focus on supporting children with disabilities and fighting childhood hunger. The cost of administration and operations of the Charity is funded by Loblaw Companies Limited, ensuring that 100 per cent of every dollar donated goes to helping kids and their families. The Charity offers funding across Canada and dollars are granted in the region in which they are raised. Since 1989, the Charity has awarded more than $86 million, reaching more than 15,500 families. For more information on the President's Choice(®)( )Children's Charity or to donate online, visit pc.ca/charity. About Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX: L) Loblaw Companies Limited, a subsidiary of George Weston Limited, is Canada's largest food retailer and a leading provider of drugstore, general merchandise and financial products and services. Loblaw is one of the largest private sector employers in Canada. With more than 1,000 corporate and franchised stores from coast to coast, Loblaw and its franchisees employ more than 134,000 full-time and part-time employees. Through its portfolio of store formats, Loblaw is committed to providing Canadians with a wide, growing and successful range of products and services to meet the everyday household demands of Canadian consumers. Loblaw is known for the quality, innovation and value of its food offering. It offers Canada's strongest control (private) label program, including the unique President's Choice(®), no name(®) and Joe Fresh(®) brands. In addition, the Company makes available to consumers President's Choice Financial(®) services and offers the PC(®)points loyalty program. or to schedule an interview: Loblaw Public Relations on behalf ofPresident's Choice®Children's Charity email@example.com (905) 459-2500 SOURCE: President's Choice Children's Charity To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2013/08/c3381.html CO: President's Choice Children's Charity ST: Ontario NI: * CHARITY -0- Apr/08/2013 15:15 GMT
Thanks Ontario! More than one million dollars raised to help kids reach their full potential
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