National retailer and its caring customers succeed in spreading the warmth to those in need and donate 8,000 new blankets to Canadian shelters
VANCOUVER, Dec. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Together, with the generous support of Canadians around the country, Urban Barn has realized its goal of donating 8,000 brand-new fleece blankets to local homeless shelters across Canada. The Canadian furniture and home accent retailer received overwhelming support from its customers who helped the retailer make the initiative a success. For each $5 contribution a brand-new fleece blanket will be donated to a local shelter. The heart-warming initiative, in its inaugural year, ran throughout the month of November across all 41 Urban Barn retail locations in Canada's five most westerly provinces. During the month of December, Urban Barn employees from each location will personally deliver the donated blankets to the local homeless shelter within their communities.
"We are grateful to all our customers who supported the 'Blanket the Country in Warmth' initiative. The generous response from our customers and our staff, as well as the kind hearted enthusiasm of the local shelters involved in the initiative has been overwhelming," said Linda Letts, president, Urban Barn. "I speak on behalf of the entire Urban Barn family when I say we are looking forward to growing this initiative in the years to come in order to continue to provide meaningful support to our local shelters and our communities."
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 Barrie location employees deliver brand-new blankets to the Salvation Army Barrie Bayside Mission as part of the national retailer's "Blanket the Country in Warmth" program. (L to R): Barrie Bayside Mission Executive Director Major Byron Kean, Barrie Urban Barn Sales Associate Teasha VanDerBurgt, Barrie Urban Barn Manager Gillian Ippolito, Barrie Urban Barn Sales Associate Ally Teitler. (CNW Group/Urban Barn)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121211_C7850_PHOTO_EN_21762.jpg
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