United Way, Grace Inn Shel­ter re­ceive do­na­tions

The Intelligencer (Belleville) - - NEWS - INTELLIGENCER STAFF

Two lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions have re­ceived, com­bined, more than $ 16,000 as part of Lowe’s Canada’s na­tional cam­paign.

Grace Inn Shel­ter and United Way Hast­ings and Prince Ed­ward were the two lo­cal ben­e­fi­cia­ries of the na­tional cam­paign which doled out $ 1.1 mil­lion to more than 260 com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions across the coun­try. Grace Inn Shel­ter re­ceived $ 15,334.67 and United Way Hast­ings and Prince Ed­ward re­ceived $ 1,000.

Lowe’s Canada, a home im­prove­ment com­pany op­er­at­ing or ser­vic­ing more than 630 cor­po­rate and af­fil­i­ated stores un­der dif­fer­ent ban­ners, re­cently an­nounced its na­tional Lowe’s Canada Heroes cam­paign has raised a to­tal of $ 1.1 mil­lion.

Through­out Septem­ber, ev­ery Lowe’s, RONA, and Reno- De­pot cor­po­rate store in the coun­try col­lected do­na­tions to help lo­cal non- profit or­ga­ni­za­tions or pub­lic schools of their choos­ing ful­fill their mis­sions or carry out spe­cific projects. Lowe’s Canada matched 50 per cent of all funds raised through the in- store cam­paign, up to a max­i­mum of $ 2,000 per store. All funds raised in- store, along with match­ing cor­po­rate do­na­tions, are be­ing do­nated to more than 260 com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions.

“We are grate­ful that our em­ploy­ees and cus­tomers across the coun­try came to­gether again this year to help peo­ple love where they live,” stated Jean- Sébastien Lamoureux, se­nior vice- pres­i­dent of com­mu­ni­ca­tions, pub­lic af­fairs and com­pli­ance at Lowe’s Canada. “With all our cor­po­rate stores par­tic­i­pat­ing for the first time, our Heroes Cam­paign ex­tended its sup­port to even more com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions and projects that our em­ploy­ees feel strongly about. Many thanks to ev­ery­one who made this year’s cam­paign an even big­ger suc­cess.”

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