MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 13, 2012 /CNW/ - The Bargain! Shop plans to kick off their 6th annual Paper Egg Campaign with Easter Seals Canada today. Since 2007 The Bargain! Shop has raised $812,448 for Easter Seals. The goal this year is to reach the $1 million milestone. The company is committed to making a difference in the lives of Canadians with disabilities.
"The Bargain! Shop's incredible fundraising during the Easter Seals Paper Egg campaign has culminated in over $800,000 in just five years for Easter Seals programs and services," says Max Beck, CEO of Easter Seals Canada. "It is due to the outstanding commitment of their sales associates and customers that The Bargain! Shop has consistently been our top national fundraising partner over that time period. Easter Seals looks forward to another successful fundraising year thanks to The Bargain! Shop!"
"It is extremely important to us to support Easter Seals kids and our local communities with our 6th Paper Egg campaign", says Lloyd Davis, President of The Bargain! Shop. "The ongoing support we have received from our Associates, Customers and Partners has been outstanding and we are excited to launch a campaign in 2012 to bring us closer to our $1 million milestone with Easter Seals!"
Between March 12th and April 8th, Bargain! Shop customers can purchase a vibrantly coloured Paper Egg for a small donation at any store location across Canada. Purchasers can write their name on this egg, which staff will then display prominently in the store. All money donated will go towards a number of Easter Seals programs dedicated to increasing the quality of life for Canadians with disabilities, including the widely known Easter Seals children's summer camps.
Easter Seals Canada is dedicated to serving children, youth and adults with disabilities. Each year, over 146,000 Canadians and their families access programs and services provided by Easter Seals organizations across Canada. Easter Seals leads the way in building an inclusive society, triggering transformational change for people with disabilities.
The Bargain! Shop has 228 general merchandise stores across Canada. The retailer sells many brand-name products for the home and family, all at extremely low prices, everyday!
For further information:
Tracey Mikita, VP of Human Resources
Email - [email protected]