TORONTO, Jan. 15 /CNW/ - Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation announced today that it will provide over $100,000 to the relief efforts in Haiti through a combined donation of product and financial support.
"On behalf of all of our employees, our Associate-owners and their store teams, I want to extend our sympathy and support to those affected by the earthquake in Haiti," said Jurgen Schreiber, President & Chief Executive Officer, Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation. "We hope that this donation can provide some comfort to those in need."
Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix have assembled $100,000 worth of product including water, first aid and personal care items, which will be sent to Haiti. The shipment will be received and distributed by Yéle Haiti, a charitable grassroots organization based in Haiti that provides community service programs including food distribution and the mobilization of emergency relief.
In addition to this corporate donation, Shoppers Drug Mart customers can join our efforts and donate their Shoppers Optimum points directly to the Yéle Haiti Earthquake Alliance by visiting www.shoppersdrugmart.ca. These Optimum points will be redeemed by the Yéle Haiti Earthquake Alliance for items required in their relief efforts.
About Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation
Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation is one of the most recognized and trusted names in Canadian retailing. The Company is the licensor of full-service retail drug stores operating under the name Shoppers Drug Mart (Pharmaprix in Québec). With more than 1,170 Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix stores operating in prime locations in each province and two territories, the Company is one of the most convenient retailers in Canada. The Company also licenses or owns more than 42 medical clinic pharmacies operating under the name Shoppers Simply Pharmacy (Pharmaprix Simplement Santé in Québec) and six luxury beauty destinations operating as Murale. As well, the Company also owns and operates 66 Shoppers Home Health Care stores, making it the largest Canadian retailer of home health care products and services. In addition to its retail store network, the Company owns Shoppers Drug Mart Specialty Health Network Inc., a provider of specialty drug distribution, pharmacy and comprehensive patient support services, and MediSystem Technologies Inc., a provider of pharmaceutical products and services to long-term care facilities in Ontario and Alberta.
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