Sears Canada Launches Coast to Coast Multi-Channel Fundraising Campaign to
Support Alberta Flood Relief Efforts
TORONTO, June 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Sears Canada Inc. (TSX: SCC) is making it easy
for Canadians to donate to the Red Cross to support flood relief efforts in
Alberta by accepting donations at all Sears Canada retail stores across Canada
and by phone by calling Sears toll-free number, 1-800-26-SEARS
In-store, donations in denominations of $1 or $10 may be made by cash or any
major credit card. Upon request a tax receipt can be issued by the Red Cross
for donations of $10 or more for donations made on a Sears Card or Sears
MasterCard, as Sears can only pass on information to the Red Cross from Sears
credit card holders, with their permission. By phone, only credit cards may
be used, and receipts will be handled in the same way. Donations made on a
Sears Card or Sears MasterCard can earn valuable Sears Club points.
Canadians visiting www.sears.ca will be provided with information on how to
donate. Sears Canada is also making a corporate donation based on what its
customers and associates donate.
"Although the floods have been localized in Alberta, Canadians coast to coast
are expressing their desire to help, and we are fully engaging the Sears
organization to help facilitate donations to the Red Cross from Canadians, no
matter where they live," said Calvin McDonald, President and CEO, Sears
Canada. "Sears nationwide operations, including stores, catalogue and
online, provide an easy way for customers and associates to express their
generosity while visiting one of our many touch-points."
"Red Cross volunteers and staff from across the country are working around the
clock to help families devastated by ongoing flooding in Alberta," said Conrad
Sauvé, secretary general and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross. "We are grateful
to Sears for making it easier for Canadians to support ongoing relief and
future recovery operations in flood-affected communities."
Additional Support Initiatives from Sears and Special Discount
In addition to the fundraising campaign, Sears is sending 5 trucks to affected
areas, donating blankets, pillows, clothing and footwear, among other items,
to the Red Cross, to assist with immediate flood relief needs. Sears has
also arranged for special logistic and delivery arrangements to get
much-needed merchandise to Sears stores quickly. To help impacted families
get back on their feet, for one week beginning Wednesday, June 26 until
Tuesday, July 2, Sears Canada is extending a special discount to customers
shopping at all our full-line department stores in the area, namely North
Hill, Marlborough, South Centre, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat, giving them 40%
off the currently ticketed price of most apparel and footwear, 50% off for
Sears card holders.
About Sears Canada
Sears Canada is a multi-channel retailer with a network that includes 181
corporate stores, 248 Hometown stores, over 1,400 catalogue and online
merchandise pick-up locations, 101 Sears Travel offices and a nationwide home
maintenance, repair, and installation network. The Company also publishes
Canada's most extensive general merchandise catalogue and offers shopping
online at www.sears.ca.
Contact for Media: Alicia Richler Sears Canada, Corporate Communications (416)
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