Presented by All Weather Windows, 10,000 Runners Raised Funds to Support Salvation Army Programs
TORONTO, Dec. 4 /CNW/ - Today, in 37 cities nationwide, close to 10,000 runners braved whatever December weather could throw at them and participated in The Salvation Army Santa Shuffle Presented by All Weather Windows. This 5 km run and 1 km elf walk is held annually to raise funds that support Salvation Army social and community service programs across Canada. While donations are still coming in, The Salvation Army is hopeful that it will exceed $500,000.
This is the first year that All Weather Windows has participated as the National Presenting Sponsor and The Salvation Army is thrilled with their support. "It is inspiring to see the spirit of Christmas and the generosity of Canadians such as those from All Weather Windows," says Graham Moore, Territorial Secretary for Public Relations and Development of The Salvation Army. "Proceeds from this event will help restore hope and dignity to women and children in crisis, feed and provide shelter for the homeless and help make Christmas a possibility for those in need."
All Weather Windows, Canada's largest independent window and door maker, is committed to community involvement. CEO Gord Wiebe believes that the partnership with the Salvation Army is an excellent illustration of the positive values that All Weather Windows deems important, as this is an opportunity to give back to the community and assist those in need. "This is the first year of a three year partnership with the Salvation Army and we are proud to be the National Sponsor of the Santa Shuffle and Elf Walk - a uniquely Canadian event. Our goal was to raise $100,000 in the first year and with the support of our employees, customers, partners and friends, we have donated money and time to this worthwhile cause. We are so pleased to announce that we have surpassed our $100,000 goal through generous donations from our employees, customers and partners. All Weather Windows is focused on excellence and customer satisfaction and exceeding the goal set for the Salvation Army is an accomplishment. The work of the Salvation Army improves the lives of individuals, one at a time. Our company values are closely aligned with this mission of excellence in service."
In addition to today's Shuffle, donations to the 2010 Christmas Campaign can be made at your local kettle, online at www.SalvationArmy.ca, www.FilltheKettle.com, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769), by texting HOPE to 45678 from most wireless carriers in Canada or via mail to The Salvation Army, 2 Overlea Blvd, Toronto, ON M4H 1P4.
About All Weather Windows
Founded in 1978 in Edmonton, All Weather Windows has expanded to include 16 branch locations across the country and 2 manufacturing plants to become the largest all Canadian owned and operated manufacturer of windows and doors. After celebrating 25 years in business in 2003, the company continued to pursue organic growth within the Canadian market. With a focus on environmentally friendly and sustainable production, All Weather Windows takes pride in its LEAN manufacturing process and recycling green initiative, resulting in a reduced overall energy consumption and production waste. All Weather Windows is pleased to give back by supporting a variety of charitable and non-profit groups dedicated to enriching the lives of Canadians in the communities where they do business.
About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and everyday in 400 communities across Canada and more than 120 countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, providing shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction. When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community.
News releases, articles and updated information can be found at www.SalvationArmy.ca
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