SASKATOON, Feb. 1 /CNW/ - On February 10, purchase a Java Café coffee or car wash at any participating Saskatchewan Shell or Turbo station and Shell will donate the total proceeds - plus a match of up to $5,000 for the total raised provincially by retailers to the Kinsmen Telemiracle. The Telemiracle is a volunteer organization that provides medical equipment and access to the people of Saskatchewan.
"With support from Shell Canada, Shell retailers across Saskatchewan have raised more than $50,000 through our involvement with Telemiracle for the past eight years," says Garth Hilts, who operates a station in Yorkton, Saskatchewan and is coordinating this year's campaign.
This year, all Java Café coffee and cappuccino as well as car wash sales on February 10 will be donated to the Telemiracle. Retailers have also been collecting donations though the sale of "helping hands" to customers since late January and hope to raise even more funds.
"Shell believes in giving back to the communities where we operate, and we are pleased to partner with our retailers to support those in Saskatchewan that need medical care," says Connie Arran, Shell's prairie region district manager. "Shell's involvement in this community initiative is driven by keen interest from our retailers. We're proud to support them and recognize that donating these proceeds is a significant contribution for small business owners."
Shell retailers will present a donation cheque during the live Telemiracle telethon on March 7.
SOURCE Shell Canada Limited
For further information: For further information: Jeff Gabert, Communications Representative, Shell Canada, (403) 691-2646