BARRIE, ON, May 7, 2014 /CNW/ - The Source, one of Canada's leading electronic retailers, concluded its Kids Help Phone fundraising campaign with the Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO in Barrie on Sunday, May 4 with a record contribution of $156,557. For the past 25 years, Kids Help Phone has offered help and hope to kids, teens and young adults through free, anonymous and confidential professional counselling by phone and online, 24/7.
"The Source has been a proud national supporter of Kids Help Phone since 2011, with its associates and partners raising money through a variety of fundraising initiatives," said Charles Brown, President of The Source and Kids Help Phone board member. "This year, The Source also invited customers to participate in the fundraising efforts and we were blown away by the outpouring of generosity from coast to coast supporting this very worthy cause."
The Source would like to thank their customers, vendor partners and associates for a record breaking year donating in store and online to ensure Kids Help Phone can be there for kids.
About The Source:
Building on 40 years of excellence as an electronics retailer, The Source (TheSource.ca) is one of Canada's largest retailers with over 700 locations nationwide. The Source stores and thesource.ca offer a wide range of brand name consumer electronics including communications, computing, home entertainment and audio products.
About Kids Help Phone:
Kids Help Phone is a Canadian and world leader, known for its expertise in providing vital, innovative counselling services to children and youth in communities across Canada. Since 1989 it has offered children, teens and young adults a critical lifeline of hope and support, through its free, anonymous and confidential service. Kids Help Phone's professional counsellors support the mental health and well-being of young people ages five to 20, in urban, rural, and remote communities, by providing one-on-one counselling, information and resources online and by phone, in English and French. Kids Help Phone's internationally recognized, award-winning websites offer online counseling forums and engaging, therapeutic games, tools and information to encourage resilience and self-care. A community-based national charity, Kids Help Phone relies on community and corporate support for the majority of its funding. We're there for the 6.5 million young people in Canada, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in English and in French.
SOURCE: The Source
For further information: Kelly Reid, Manager, Communication & Recognition, The Source, 705-728-2262 ext. 4400