EDMONTON, Oct. 30 /CNW/ - A few days from today, a month long donation
project which started at the beginning of October, will be completed, and more
than $300,000 of furniture, appliances, and electronics will be available in
The Salvation Army Thrift Stores across Canada. The product, which holds a
substantially higher market value, is the result of the recent acquisition of
Insta-rent by easyhome Ltd., and was offered to the charitable retailer to
help serve their customer base.
Several months in the planning, easyhome Ltd., Canada's largest
merchandise leasing company, are thrilled with the month long donation
program; delivering goods to the charity for their fundraising efforts.
easyhome Ltd., President and CEO, David Ingram explains that "As the third
largest leasing company in North America, we are a business that requires
inventory replenishment, so it made sense that we handle our surplus product
in the most meaningful way possible." Ingram goes on to say "As merchandisers
of household furniture, appliances and electronics, our company vision is to
enhance everyone's home and lifestyle, and that same vision applies to our
At a time when the global economy is in such dramatic flux, easyhome
stores across Canada are thrilled to make this donation to The Salvation Army.
easyhome Ltd. encourages all corporations to be particularly sensitive to the
needs of charitable organizations at this time, and in the coming months.
"We are very proud to be a partner with The Salvation Army with this
donation effort," said Ingram. The furniture, appliances, and electronics are
now available at participating Salvation Army Thrift Stores across Canada to
help generate proceeds for the charity.
easyhome Ltd. is Canada's largest merchandise leasing company, and the
third largest merchandise leasing company in North America, supplying
furniture, appliances and electronics to the retail consumer market. easyhome
Ltd., operates 225 stores across Canada and the U.S., and is listed on the TSX
under the symbol 'EH'. For more information visit www.easyhome.ca .
For further information:
For further information: David Ingram, President & CEO, easyhome
Limited, (905) 272-2788; Chris Fregren, Senior V.P. and CFO, easyhome Limited,
(905) 272-2788; Salvation Army, National Recycling Operations contacts: Andrew
Burditt, (416) 845-8231; Aine Curran, (416) 890-5553