National retailer kicks off charitable campaign today and invites Canadians to join them in keeping those in need warm this winter
VANCOUVER, Nov. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Canadian furniture and home accent retailer, Urban Barn, invites its customers to join them in blanketing the country in warmth. Beginning today, with every $5.00 donation, a brand-new Urban Barn fleece blanket will be donated to a local homeless shelter within the community. The initiative will run throughout the month of November across all 41 Urban Barn retail locations in Canada's five most westerly provinces with a goal of donating 8,000 blankets to the cause.
"We are extremely excited about this new opportunity to support those in need in our communities," shares Linda Letts, President of Urban Barn. "This initiative is reflective of who we are as a company and as individuals. Ultimately, we each see ourselves as a member of our community and that comes with a certain level of responsibility. Our collective core values enable us to participate on a local level in a variety of ways, and 'Blanket the Country in Warmth' fits perfectly with our commitment to having a positive and immediate impact on the communities in which we work and live."
While Statistics Canada does not collect monthly or annual data on the number of homeless persons in Canada, the heartbreaking truth is evident in shelters across the country. Calgary's Inn From the Cold and Out Of the Cold in Richmond Hill, Ontario, for example, continue to receive those in need in record numbers each winter; a pattern repeated night after night, from coast-to-coast, only possible with the assistance of committed staff and caring community partners. With some shelters offering support to women and children while others provide secure shelter exclusively for men, the overarching goal of warmth and safety for all remains the same.
To learn more about 'Blanket the Country in Warmth', please visit www.blanketthecountry.com
To locate an Urban Barn store, please visit www.urbanbarn.com
About Urban Barn
Canadian retailer Urban Barn offers well-appointed furniture & home accents. With 41 retail locations across the country's five most westerly provinces, the Vancouver-based company first opened its doors in 1990 & continues to pride itself on offering a successful combination of value, quality & great design. For further information visit urbanbarn.com
Image with caption: "Urban Barn employees, Bianca Zorzi and Tara McWatters, sharing their enthusiasm for the retailer's 'Blanket the Country in Warmth' charitable initiative. (CNW Group/Urban Barn)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121101_C3799_PHOTO_EN_19960.jpg
Image with caption: "With every $5.00 donation at Urban Barn stores across Canada this month, a brand-new fleece blanket will be donated to a local homeless shelter. (CNW Group/Urban Barn)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121101_C3799_PHOTO_EN_19961.jpg
SOURCE: Urban Barn
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