Best Buy Employees Volunteer More Than 100 Hours to Create Gift Catalogue
- Best Buy Canada's online team volunteered more than 100 hours of personal time to create the United Way of the Lower Mainland's gift catalogue, Imagine. www.imaginegifts.ca.
- Each of the 12 gifts featured in the Imagine catalogue represent a program or service that is funded through United Way.
- Gifts purchased through Imagine help support larger programs in the Lower Mainland region.
BURNABY, BC, Dec. 17 /CNW/ - Best Buy, Canada's fastest growing retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics worked together with the United Way of the Lower Mainland to create Imagine - a new online gift catalogue that provides a way to help underprivileged and at-risk children, families and seniors in 23 communities throughout the Lower Mainland.
Imagine is available online at imaginegifts.ca and features 12 unique gifts. Gifts range in price from $12 to $600. When donors purchase a gift from the catalogue, they will be sent a card, with an image of the gift purchased to be given to a friend, family member or colleague. Each gift in the catalogue represents a program or service that is funded through United Way. Gifts purchased help to support larger programs.
Best Buy Canada employees have been instrumental in helping create and deliver this important project and bring Imagine to life. Employees from the web design team volunteered their personal time and spent more than 100 hours making the online catalogue into a reality.
"I'm extremely proud of the time and commitment my team has put into this important project for the United Way of the Lower Mainland," said Robert Pearson, Vice President E-Commerce Best Buy Canada. "The Imagine Gifts project makes it possible to reach out to so many Canadians in need this holiday season and we are honoured to be a part of it."
For more information about Imagine, please visit: imaginegifts.ca.
About United Way of Lower Mainland
United Way of the Lower Mainland is the only organization funding approximately 160 social service agencies to deliver more than 500 prevention-based programs throughout the region. United Way advances social change throughout Metro Vancouver by engaging the community, advocating for change, acting on the root causes of social problems and strengthening non-profits.
About Best Buy Canada
Best Buy stores in Canada are a division of Burnaby, BC-based Best Buy Canada Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY). Best Buy is Canada's fastest-growing retailer and e-tailer (www.BestBuy.ca) of consumer electronics, computers and entertainment products and also operates Geek Squad (www.GeekSquad.ca), a technology service provider specializing in computer support, home theatre installation, network, car audio, video and navigation systems. There are more than 70 Best Buy stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia.
Best Buy offers consumers a unique shopping experience with the latest technology and entertainment products, at the right price, with a no-pressure (non-commissioned) sales environment. The Company is committed to kids and its local communities and has a comprehensive community relations program described at www.BestBuy.ca/community.
*Best Buy stores not currently part of the program include:
St. Catharines, ON
Richmond Hill, ON
Ottawa East, ON
Ottawa West, ON
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