Lowes Canada Heroes campaign raises $14.5K in Etobicoke

Lowes Canada in Niagara Falls raised more than $15,000 in support of Heartland Forest through its annual Canada Heroes campaign.

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.

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.

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.

The recently wrapped Lowe’s Canada Heroes campaign raised more than $14,500 for three local non-profits and a school in Etobicoke.

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.

The national campaign, which ran throughout the month of September, encouraged customers of every Lowe’s, Rona, and Reno-Depot corporate store across the country to make donations at the checkout in support of select organizations chosen by their local stores.

• Lowe’s North Etobicoke at 48 Lowe’s Place raising $3,433.50 for Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter

Nationwide, the Lowe’s Canada Heroes campaign raised a total of $1.1 million to help local non-profit organizations and public schools fulfil their missions.

Lowe’s Canada spokesperson Jean-Sébastien Lamoureux said the company is grateful to both its employees and customers for coming together “to help people love where they live” during this year’s campaign.

“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,” Lamoureux said in a statement. “Many thanks to everyone who made this year’s campaign an even bigger success.”