Health campaign ends with large cheque to women's shelter

By Bryan Eneas
June 6, 2016 - 5:01pm

The Growing Women’s Health campaign put on by Shoppers Drug Mart wrapped up with a final donation of $10,600 today, June 6.

Over four weeks, customers and staff of the Shoppers Drug Mart in the South Hill Shopping Centre pitched together to donate funds to the Prince Albert Safe Shelter for Women.

“We are pleased to present this year’s Growing Women’s Health campaign to the Prince Albert Safe Shelter for Women,” Jash Patel, the associate owner of Shoppers Drug Mart store 401 said. “This is great for the community.”

For over 36 years the Prince Albert Safe Shelter for Women has helped women and children escape lives of abuse. On top of providing shelter and food, the Safe Shelter provides transportation, support, referrals and programming to the women who use its services.

“The funds received will be used to establish additional programming with a strong focus on self-empowerment enabling women to create a violence free environment for themselves and their children,” Sherry Bates, the assistant director at the shelter said. Funds will also be used to add to the client resource library, and potentially assist women purchasing items needed to establish their homes according to Bates.

“We are thrilled to receive this donation,” Carol Soles, the executive director of the shelter said. “On behalf of the Women and Children we serve, we would like to extend our sincerest thanks to Shoppers Drug Mart for choosing the shelter.”

Growing Women’s Health is a campaign which is part of the Shoppers Drug Mart LOVE YOU platform which is their commitment to improving the health of Canadian women’s mind, body, and spirit. Since 2002 the campaign has raised more than $29 million for Canadian health charities, with 100 per cent of the funds staying in the communities which they were raised.

 

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