Give a Little, Help a Lot™ and SMILE campaigns raise $760K for local
charities across Canada
BRAMPTON, ON, July 15, 2013 /CNW/ - (TSX: L) - Real Canadian Superstore(®),
Zehrs(®), Loblaws(®), Your Independent Grocers(®), Provigo(®), Maxi(®),
Atlantic Superstore(®) and no frills(®), among other Loblaw Companies
Limited (Loblaw) banner stores, across Canada are pleased to announce that
their Give a Little, Help a Lot™ and SMILE campaigns have raised $760K that
will be distributed to local charities across Canada.
"The results of the Give a Little, Help a Lot™ and SMILE fundraising
campaigns are a testament to the generosity of our customers and employees,"
said Peggy Hornell, senior director, Community Investment, Loblaw Companies
Limited. "This campaign goes to show that a small $2 donation can add up
quickly and result in making a big difference in the lives of those in our
Since 2008, more than $4.1 million has been raised through the Give a Little,
Help a Lot™ and SMILE campaigns to assist local charities across Canada. For
example, YMCA Ontario, SickKids Hospital in Toronto, Children's Hospital of
Eastern Ontario in Ottawa, London Health Sciences in London, Breakfast for
Learning across Canada, Kidsport in Ontario and across Western Canada, Janeway
Children's Hospital in Newfoundland and in Halifax, IWK Health Centre.
Loblaw's commitment to supporting Canada's communities focuses on four key
areas, President's Choice(®) Children's Charity, healthy active kids,
feeding our neighbours and greening our communities.
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 and PC
Plus™ loyalty program.
For more information or to request an interview, please contact: Loblaw
Public Relations firstname.lastname@example.org or (905) 459-2500
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