BRAMPTON, ON, July 15, 2013 /CNW/ - (TSX: L) - Real Canadian Superstore®, Zehrs®, Loblaws®, Your Independent Grocers®, Provigo®, Maxi®, Atlantic Superstore® and no frills®, among other Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) banner stores, across Canada are
pleased to announce that their Give a Little, Help a Lot™ and SMILE campaigns have raised $760K that will be distributed to local charities
"The results of the Give a Little, Help a Lot™ and SMILE fundraising campaigns are a testament to the generosity of
our customers and employees," said Peggy Hornell, senior director,
Community Investment, Loblaw Companies Limited. "This campaign goes to
show that a small $2 donation can add up quickly and result in making a
big difference in the lives of those in our community."
Since 2008, more than $4.1 million has been raised through the Give a Little, Help a Lot™ and SMILE campaigns to assist local charities across Canada. For example, YMCA Ontario, SickKids Hospital in Toronto, Children's Hospital of
Eastern Ontario in Ottawa, London Health Sciences in London, Breakfast
for Learning across Canada, Kidsport in Ontario and across Western
Canada, Janeway Children's Hospital in Newfoundland and in Halifax, IWK
Loblaw's commitment to supporting Canada's communities focuses on four
key areas, President's Choice® Children's Charity, healthy active kids, feeding our neighbours and
greening our communities.
About Loblaw Companies Limited TSX: L
Loblaw Companies Limited, a subsidiary of George Weston Limited, is
Canada's largest food retailer and a leading provider of drugstore,
general merchandise and financial products and services. Loblaw is one
of the largest private sector employers in Canada. With more than 1,000
corporate and franchised stores from coast to coast, Loblaw and its
franchisees employ more than 134,000 full-time and part-time employees.
Through its portfolio of store formats, Loblaw is committed to
providing Canadians with a wide, growing and successful range of
products and services to meet the everyday household demands of
Canadian consumers. Loblaw is known for the quality, innovation and
value of its food offering. It offers Canada's strongest control
(private) label program, including the unique President's Choice®, no name® and Joe Fresh® brands. In addition, the Company makes available to consumers
President's Choice Financial® services and offers the PC® points and PC Plus™ loyalty program.
SOURCE: Loblaw Companies Limited
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