Audio Video Unlimited Commits $150,000 to Support Make-A-Wish(R)!

VANCOUVER, Oct. 21 /CNW/ - Audio Video Unlimited is proud to announce a dynamic new alliance with the Make-A-Wish Foundation(R) of Canada.

Through more than 83 locations across Canada, Audio Video Unlimited will unveil its Wishes Are Unlimited campaign which will engage stores and customers in various cause marketing programs in support of Make-A-Wish across Canada. To kick-off the campaign launch, Audio Video Unlimited contributed a corporate gift of $25,000.

Jim Orr, Audio Video Unlimited President said, "We couldn't be more excited to have chosen Make-A-Wish as our charity-of-choice. We are proud our stores and customers will be helping to make a difference for children living with life-threatening medical conditions. This is an important cause to our stakeholders and that is why we selected Make-A-Wish. It speaks volumes to who we are as a company."

"The Foundation is thrilled to be working with an organization whose values and community-based involvement aligns with ours," said Jennifer Ritter, CEO of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Canada. "Together we will be able to create hope, strength and joy for those children and families facing difficult times."

Together, Make-A-Wish and Audio Video Unlimited hope to make a difference in the lives of wish children and their families across Canada. Both organizations are excited to see how the future shapes this strong community-based alliance.

    About Audio Video Unlimited

Audio Video Unlimited provides retail solutions to enhance the businesses and lives of their Partners. Over the years, AVU has had retail locations throughout the Greater Vancouver area, with beautiful showrooms featuring home theatre vignettes and car audio sound rooms as well as and some of the most progressive customer satisfaction programs in the business. Today, AVU has more than 83 locations across Canada - all but one are franchise Partners. This is a long-term strategy that benefits everyone including the owners, staff and customers.

    About Make-A-Wish Foundation(R) of Canada

Make-A-Wish Foundation(R) of Canada, through its eight regional chapters, grants the personal, special wishes of children aged 3 through 17, with life-threatening medical conditions, to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded after a group of individuals helped a young boy fulfill his dream of being a police officer, the Foundation is now part of the largest wish-granting organization in the world, making dreams and wishes come true for more than 225,000 children.

SOURCE Make-A-Wish Canada

For further information: For further information: Jim Orr, Audio Video Unlimited, (604) 522-5400 ext 109,; Krista Bussey, Make-A-Wish(R) Canada, (416) 224-9474 ext 223,

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