GUELPH, ON, Nov. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - The Co-operators is once again lending
its support to the Diabetes Association of Canada. From November 26 to
December 8, 11 Co-operators offices across Canada will serve as
drop-off points for donations of gently used clothing and shoes in
support of the Diabetes Clothesline.
The Canadian Diabetes Association has an exclusive partnership with
Value Village, where all donated items are sold, and 100 per cent of
net proceeds of The Co-operators Clothesline campaign will directly
benefit the Canadian Diabetes Association and support diabetes
research, education and advocacy. In past campaigns, The Co-operators
collected more than 4,600 pounds of clothing.
"The Co-operators promotes and encourages volunteerism, and prides
itself on its involvement with the communities in which we work and
live," said Kathy Bardswick, President and CEO of The Co-operators.
"That's why we're so pleased to once again team up with The Canadian
Diabetes Association, and help make a difference in the lives of
Canadians living with diabetes."
Diabetes is a debilitating, and sometimes fatal, disease wherein the
body doesn't produce enough insulin, resulting in dangerous levels of
glucose in the blood stream, causing damage to organs, blood vessels
and nerves. Money raised through the Diabetes Clothesline will fund
research for a cure, and help nine million Canadians living with
diabetes lead healthier lives.
Bagged donations can be brought to the participating Co-operators
offices below, during business hours.
10 Record Street, Moncton
130 Macdonell Street, Guelph
649 Scottsdale Drive, Guelph
291 King Street, London
7300 Warden Avenue, Suite 110, Markham
5600 Cancross Court, Mississagua
300-1270 Central Parkway West, Mississauga
641 Kingston Road, Pickering
84 Terracon Place, Winnipeg
5550 1 Street SW, Calgary
105-22971 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge
Help Canadians in your community this winter by donating to The
Co-operators Diabetes Clothesline campaign.
About The Co-operators:
The Co-operators Group Limited is a Canadian-owned co-operative with
more than $36 billion in assets under administration. Through its group
of companies it offers home, auto, life, group, travel, commercial and
farm insurance, as well as investment products. The Co-operators is
well known for its community involvement and its commitment to
sustainability. The Co-operators is listed among the 50 Best Employers
in Canada and Corporate Knights' Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada.
As a proud member and supporter of the co-operative sector, The
Co-operators is pleased to celebrate 2012: The International Year of
Co-operatives. For more information visit www.cooperators.ca.
SOURCE: The Co-operators
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