TORONTO, Jan. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Starting February 3, the public can help
support the Children's Aid Foundation by making a donation at any of
the more than 630 LCBO stores in Ontario. Donation boxes for the
Foundation will be displayed at LCBO checkout counters until March 2,
The Children's Aid Foundation is a privately-funded charity committed to
improving the lives of abused and neglected children by funding
programs in the areas of education, enrichment and prevention. The
Foundation raises funds and provides grants to the Children's Aid
Society of Toronto, Jewish Family and Child Services, Catholic
Children's Aid Society of Toronto, Native Child and Family Services of
Ontario, as well as other child welfare organizations across Canada.
The Children's Aid Foundation supports the individual needs of children
before, during and after they leave the care of child welfare agencies.
"We are extremely grateful to have the support of LCBO's province-wide
store network," says Joe Canavan, Chairman and Interim CEO of the
Children's Aid Foundation. "This is an extraordinary opportunity for
people across Ontario to play a direct role in permanently transforming
the lives and futures of deserving young people right in their own
communities. Every donation will provide access to the support and
resources they so desperately require to lead a better life and find
the path to a world of opportunity."
"As a socially responsible community partner, LCBO is pleased to partner
with the Children's Aid Foundation and support a variety of worthy
causes," says LCBO President & CEO Bob Peter. "Through the generosity
of LCBO customers and staff, we help improve the lives of countless
Ontarians and make a difference where we live and work."
The Children's Aid Foundation is among 28 provincial, as well as
numerous local charities, that will benefit from LCBO's province-wide
donation box program in 2013. In 2011, LCBO raised a total of more than
$6.2 million for charities through special programs and initiatives, of
which $5.7 million was raised through in-store fundraising. In
addition, LCBO's annual dividend transfer to the Ontario government,
which totaled $1.63 billion in fiscal 2011-12, excluding taxes,
supports a wide range of important government programs, services and
priorities, including healthcare and education.
The Children's Aid Foundation thanks the public for its support when
shopping at their local LCBO store from February 3 to March 2.
SOURCE: Children's Aid Foundation
For further information:
Manager, Marketing and Communications | Children's Aid Foundation
Tel: 416-923-0924 (244); E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Communications Consultant | LCBO
Tel: 416 864-6792; E-mail: email@example.com