Shoppers Drug Mart sets $3.6 million fundraising goal for local women's health orgs
TORONTO — This Friday Shoppers Drug Mart will kick off its 16th annual "SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Growing Women's Health" campaign supporting women's health organizations across Canada. During the four-week campaign, local Shoppers Drug Mart locations will accept donations from customers with a goal to raise $3.6 million to help fund local women's health charities.
"The response to the Growing Women's Health campaign is always so positive because donors know the funds raised stay in their own community to provide direct support to local women's health organizations," stated Lisa Gibbs, director, community investment, Shoppers Drug Mart. "Over the past 15 years, we've donated close to $32.3 million, thanks to the generosity of our patients, customers and employees."
Shoppers Drug Mart locations across the country will partner with a charity in their local community to provide direct funding, resources and programming to meet the health needs of women. Over the last year the program has supported more than 500 unique local women's health charities in cities and towns across Canada.
This year, the fundraising for the Growing Women's Health campaign kicked off early with a Beauty Gala on Aug. 12. For $10, customers were treated to a makeover and skin consultation. Customers could redeem $5 from each ticket toward any cosmetic purchase made during the event while the remaining $5, plus 100% of all incremental donations, went to a community-based women's health program.
In total more than $510, 000 was raised to support local women's health charities.