Presented by All Weather Windows, Almost 13,000 Runners Raised Record
Amounts to Support Salvation Army Programs!
TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - This past weekend, in 39 cities
nationwide, almost 13,000 runners braved the cold December weather and
participated in The Salvation Army Santa Shuffle Presented by All
Weather Windows. In partnership with the Running Room, 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
funds raised will exceed $700,000.
This is the third year that All Weather Windows has participated as the
National Presenting Sponsor and it has been the most successful year
ever with a 25% increase in participants and a record amount raised.
"It is wonderful to see the spirit and generosity of Christmas
exemplified by the fantastic people from All Weather Windows," says
Graham Moore, Territorial Secretary for Public Relations and
Development of The Salvation Army. "We are grateful to the Running Room
for their continued support and thankful to the participants and those
that donated. 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. They believe 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
In addition to this past weekend's Santa Shuffle, donations to the 2012
Christmas Campaign can be made at your local kettle, online at 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 many
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 in 125 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
SOURCE: THE SALVATION ARMY
For further information:
National Director of Marketing and Communications