MARKHAM, ON, Dec. 22, 2016 /CNW/ - McKesson Canada's retail pharmacy banners, Guardian, I.D.A. and Remedy'sRx, have come together to make a difference in the communities in which they operate. Over 75 stores and pharmacies have worked to make the holiday season a lot merrier for families across the country gathering close to $30,000 worth of toys for the "Toys for Tots Canada" charity.
"Our independent pharmacies play an important role in communities across the country," said Rick Brennan, Senior Vice President, Retail Banner Services, McKesson Canada. "I am proud of our pharmacists for their compassion; today's donation will give children in need a gift during this holiday season."
Local pharmacists, employees and representatives of the Toys for Tots Canada charity were joined by the Honourable John McCallum, Canada's Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and MP for Markham-Thornhill, at a reception ceremony in Markham to deliver the donation.
"We are grateful to McKesson Canada and all of the local stores and pharmacies for making this donation," said the Hon. John McCallum. "It is always great to see the community come together to contribute to charities like Toys for Tots Canada. This is a reflection of the generosity of Canadians and the good people of Markham-Thornhill."
"This is a remarkable contribution, it allows us to provide toys to children who would otherwise go without them this holiday season," said Robert Krizanec, President, Toys for Tots Canada. "On behalf of these amazing kids and their families, I give my heartfelt thanks to McKesson Canada, Guardian, I.D.A. and Remedy'sRx for this generous donation."
About Toys for Tots Canada
Toys For Tots (Canada) is a Canadian charity based on local partnerships between Canadian Armed Forces, businesses, and concerned citizenry whose sole focus as an organization is to provide toys for children who are in need. We work to address and prevent specific problems faced by families and their supporting charity organizations by providing toys to children who would otherwise go without during a major holiday and provide toys throughout the calendar year to local emergency and social agencies to distribute to children during catastrophic circumstances.
About McKesson Canada
Founded more than 100 years ago, McKesson Canada is dedicated to delivering vital medicines, supplies and information technologies that enable the health care industry to provide patients better, safer care. Our solutions empower pharmacies, manufacturers, hospitals and other health care institutions by enabling them to get closer to the millions of patients they serve every single day, while contributing to the quality and safety of care in Canada.
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