The national home improvement company hosts the fundraising initiative each September and each store collects donations to help local non-profit organizations and schools.
\”We are grateful that our employees and customers across the country came together again this year to help people love where they live,\” said company spokesman Jean-Sébastien Lamoureux.
In addition to the donation to Heartland Forest, RONA in St. Catharines raised more than $1,600 in support of Niagara Childrens Centre and the Welland RONA raised $4,500 for Rose City Kids.
Lowe’s and RONA stores across Halton did their part towards a nation-wide $1.1 million Be A Hero campaign to aid community groups throughout Canada.
Five outlets in the region raised a combined $19,274.29, with the Milton Lowe’s leading the way with $8,267.82. That tally, plus the $4,562.25 collected at Lowe’s in Burlington, will go to Halton Women’s Place, which has shelters in both communities.
RONA Oakville’s Windsor Drive and Speers Road locations raised $3,003 and $1,685 respectively, to go to Ian Anderson House Foundation and Fare Share Food Bank.
Burlington Rotary Community Hospice will be the recipient of $1,756.13, thanks to donations at RONA Burlington.
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.