TORONTO, Jan. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - Starting January 29, the public can help
support Parent Action on Drugs (PAD) by making a donation at any of the
more than 620 LCBO stores throughout Ontario. Donation boxes for PAD
will be displayed at LCBO checkout counters until February 25, 2012.
Parent Action on Drugs has been a leader in providing Ontario teens with
relevant information about alcohol for over 25 years. PAD does this by
working directly with youth to develop the kind of programs and
resources that are meaningful to them and will make a difference in
their lives. Donations from LCBO customers and employees will help PAD
create lively materials that focus on the information teens need to
know about alcohol and also let parents know how they can be prepared
to deal with the issue of alcohol and teens.
"We appreciate the support we receive from LCBO, its employees and
especially its customers. LCBO's province-wide store network provides
us with a unique opportunity to raise public awareness about our work
in alcohol education and funds to carry out our work and make a
difference with youth," says Diane Buhler, Executive Director of Parent
Action on Drugs.
"LCBO is pleased to partner with Parent Action on Drugs and provide
support to a variety of worthy causes," says LCBO President and CEO Bob
Peter. "Generous LCBO customers and staff improve the lives of
countless Ontarians and help communities throughout the province."
PAD is one of 28 provincial, as well as numerous local charities, that
will benefit from LCBO's province-wide donation box program in 2012. In
2010, LCBO raised a total of $5.4 million for charities through special
programs and initiatives, of which $4.8 million was raised through
in-store fundraising. In addition, LCBO's annual dividend transfer to
the Ontario government, which totaled $1.55 billion in fiscal 2010-11,
excluding taxes, supports a wide range of important government
programs, services and priorities, including health care and education.
PAD thanks the public for its support when shopping at their local LCBO
store from January 29 to February 25, 2012.
SOURCE Parent Action on Drugs (PAD)
For further information:
| Media Contacts: |
| Diane Buhler |
Executive Director, Parent Action on Drugs
Tel: 416 395-4970
| Stephanie Petroff |
LCBO Senior Communications Consultant
Tel: 416 864-6792