Warm wishes, cosy blankets and a special guest
TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2016 /CNW/ - As Canadian furniture, home décor and accessories retailer, Urban Barn wraps its fifth annual Blanket the Country in Warmth campaign, personal deliveries to participating shelters across the country begin this week.
Yesterday, a special delivery to Covenant House, a shelter for homeless Youth, in Toronto included a surprise visit by one of Canada's rising country singer/song writers – Madeline Merlo, recipient of the 2015 CCMA Award for Rising Star of the Year and nominee for Female Artist of the Year in 2016. She approached Urban Barn wanting to help and to be part of this campaign. Madeline performed a surprise 1-hour concert to Youth onsite at the shelter.
"Our community initiative gets stronger every year and this is extremely rewarding. Linda Letts, President, Urban Barn. "When well-known Canadians like Madeline start reaching out and wanting to get involved we know our message is getting through. Blanket the Country in Warmth continues to warm the hearts of our customers, partner shelters and our staff and I thank you all for helping us achieve our charitable goals."
Urban Barn and its customers raised $5,400 and will be donating 15,000 brand-new fleece blankets, an increase of 2,000 blankets from 2015.
To learn more about Blanket the Country in Warmth, please visit www.blanketthecountry.com.
About Urban Barn
Canadian retailer Urban Barn offers well-appointed furniture, home décor and accessories. With over 50 retail locations across the country, the Vancouver-based company first opened its doors in 1990 and continues to pride itself on offering a successful combination of value, quality & great design. For further information, please visit www.urbanbarn.com.
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Image with caption: "Country star Madeline Merlo, performs at Covenant House Toronto ahead of a special delivery for Blanket the Country in Warmth on Tuesday, November 22nd (CNW Group/Urban Barn)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20161123_C5879_PHOTO_EN_824833.jpg
Image with caption: "Brand-new fleece blankets were delivered to Covenant House Toronto, one of many shelters participating in the fifth annual Blanket the Country in Warmth initiative by Urban Barn (CNW Group/Urban Barn)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20161123_C5879_PHOTO_EN_824835.jpg
For further information: For further information or to request an interview with an Urban Barn spokesperson, please contact: Emily Kett, elevator communications inc., Tel: 416.363.6444 ext. 226, Email: [email protected]; Renée Lalonde, elevator communications inc., Tel: 416.363.6444 ext. 231, Email: [email protected]