Visit Sears Stores or Call Toll-free 1-800-26-SEARS
TORONTO, Nov. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Sears Canada Inc. (TSX: SCC) is making it
easy for Canadians to donate to the Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan Fund by
accepting donations at all Sears retail stores across Canada, beginning
Tuesday, November 12, and by phone by calling Sears toll-free number,
1-800-26-SEARS (1-800-267-3277), beginning Wednesday, November 13.
In-store, donations in denominations of $1 or $10 may be made by cash or
any major credit card. A tax receipt will be issued by the Canadian 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.
Donations collected will be sent to the Canadian Red Cross Typhoon
Haiyan Fund and will be eligible to be matched by the Government of
Canada. Sears Canada is also making a corporate donation based on what
its customers and associates donate.
"On behalf of our associates, Sears extends its heartfelt wishes to the
people affected by Typhoon Haiyan, and in a special way to their
families in Canada who have loved ones who have suffered or lost their
lives," said Doug Campbell, President and CEO, Sears Canada. "Through
Sears stores and our toll-free number, we hope we can help make a
difference in the lives of those who can benefit most from the help the
Canadian Red Cross can offer at this time of great need."
"Red Cross volunteers and staff are working around the clock to help
families who have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan," said Conrad Sauvé,
secretary general and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross. "We are thankful
to Sears Canada for supporting our humanitarian mission."
About Sears Canada
Sears Canada is a multi-channel retailer with a network that includes
181 corporate stores, 246 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.
SOURCE: Sears Canada Inc.
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