Gift Cards on sale at Sears starting December 4
TORONTO, Dec. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Sears Canada has partnered with Boys and
Girls Clubs of Canada (BGCC) to produce limited edition Holiday gift
cards. A national contest was held, with submissions received from
youth in Clubs across the country. Three submissions were selected,
and each of the three artists won a $500 Sears gift card and a pizza
lunch for that child's club.
Sears congratulates the following youth on their winning submissions:
Tyra, age 19 - Boys and Girls Club of Yorkton
Lina, age 13 - Fraserview Boys and Girls Club
Raven, age 6 - McCauley Boys and Girls Club
Starting today, these limited edition gift cards will be sold at Sears
retail stores and online at www.sears.ca/giftcard. Sears will donate $1 from the sale of each limited edition gift card
to Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada up to the amount of $25,000.
"Sears has been a supporter of Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada for over
47 years and since 2001 has provided over $2 million in support to Boys
and Girls Clubs after-school programs across Canada," said Doug
Campbell, President and CEO, Sears Canada. "Sears continues to show
its commitment to the healthy development of Canadian youth through the
annual charity golf tournament, Tree of Wishes Holiday gift program
with Sears retail stores, annual charity plush toy sales and Sears
After-School Enhancement Grants."
"We are so proud of Raven, Lina and Tyra and of the hundreds of Club
youth who entered the contest," said Pam Jolliffe, President and CEO,
Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada. "It's a wonderful opportunity for
children and youth to express their creativity, while helping Clubs
across Canada at the same time. We are thankful to Sears for including
Boys and Girls Clubs in their holiday celebrations and for their
long-standing commitment to Canada's young people."
About Sears Canada
Sears Canada is a multi-channel retailer with a network that includes
181 corporate stores, 241 hometown dealer 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.
About Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada
Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada is dedicated to supporting and
encouraging children and youth as they grow and develop. We are a
national charity serving 200,000 young people in more than 650
locations across Canada. We listen to their opinions and ideas, applaud
their accomplishments, lend support during their struggles and provide
ways to explore their interests and talents. With this encouragement
they develop the confidence and sense of belonging that helps them
succeed in school, form positive relationships and mature into
responsible, caring adults. For over 110 years we have welcomed
children, youth and their families into clubs that reflect the
diversity of Canada in small and large cities, rural communities and
First Nations Reserves. Visit www.bgccan.com and follow us at www.facebook.com/bgccan and www.twitter.com/bgccan.
Image with caption: "Tyra, age 19, Boys and Girls Club of Yorkton (CNW Group/Sears Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131204_C7498_PHOTO_EN_34303.jpg
Image with caption: "Raven, age 6, McCauley Boys and Girls Club (CNW Group/Sears Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131204_C7498_PHOTO_EN_34301.jpg
Image with caption: "Lina, age 13, Fraserview Boys and Girls Club (CNW Group/Sears Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131204_C7498_PHOTO_EN_34299.jpg
SOURCE: Sears Canada Inc.
For further information:
Sears Canada, Corporate Communications