BRAMPTON, ON, May 30, 2013 /CNW/ - President's Choice® Children's Charity, one of the largest corporate charities in Canada,
granted more than $13 million in 2012 to organizations that helped
children live to their full potential. Grants went toward supporting
Canadian families whose children have physical or developmental
disabilities, as well as nutrition programs aimed at fighting childhood
The cost of administration and operations of the Charity is funded by
Loblaw Companies Limited, ensuring that 100 per cent of every dollar
donated goes to helping kids and their families.
Of the $13 million raised, the Charity awarded grants totalling more
than $9 million to 1,900 children with disabilities and their families.
Grants typically supported the purchase of assistive devices, vehicle
adaptations, developmental and physical therapy, camp tuition, home
improvements, and respite care. With the balance, representing $4.02
million, the Charity supported close to three thousand nutrition
programs, which helped more than 282,000 children across the country
through its grants to Breakfast for Learning and Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada.
"We are very proud of the way Loblaw banner stores and their colleagues,
customers and vendors have come together to raise funds for
organizations and programs that are changing children's' lives and
contributing to the health and wellness of our communities," said Peggy
Hornell, executive director, President's Choice® Children's Charity.
For more information about President's Choice® Children's Charity and to apply for a grant please visit pc.ca/charity or call 1-866-996-9918.
About President's Choice® Children's Charity
President's Choice® Children's Charity is committed to helping children across Canada, with
a focus on supporting children with disabilities and fighting childhood
hunger. The cost of administration and operations of the Charity is
funded by Loblaw Companies Limited, ensuring that 100 per cent of every
dollar donated goes to helping kids and their families. The Charity
offers funding across Canada and dollars are granted in the region in
which they are raised. Since 1989, the Charity has awarded more than
$86 million to more than 1.3 million children. For more information on
the President's Choice® Children's Charity or to donate online, visit pc.ca/charity.
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: President's Choice Children's Charity
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President's Choice® Children's Charity
(905) 459-2500 x. 613626