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Shoppers Drug Mart Funding Announced for Women’s Health

YWCA Crisis Shelter accepts funds raised by local Shoppers Drug Mart staff teams

SASKATOON, Dec. 21, 2017 – With the combined fundraising efforts of Shoppers Drug Mart, 13 local Saskatoon store teams and their customers, Saskatoon will now have improved access to services and programming supporting women’s whole health in body, mind and spirit. The SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Growing Women’s Health fundraising campaign announced a major donation today of $37,629.00 for YWCA Saskatoon.

The entire Saskatoon market participated in the SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Growing Women’s Health campaign, including all local stores: Lakewood Common, Center Mall, Grosvenor Park, Stonebridge, Market Mall, University Heights, Broadway and Taylor, Meads, Canarama, Midtown, Westgate, Kensington, and Hampton Village. The total raised includes donations from customers at all of these stores, as well as a staff fundraising event.

“The well-being of each woman we serve is central to everything we do at YWCA Saskatoon,” said YWCA CEO Shannon Friesen, “We provide holistic wrap-around supports for each woman and her individual needs. This generous corporate donation from the Shoppers team enables our front line staff to continue serving women who rely on our Crisis Shelter and Residence programs here at the YWCA. We are so thankful to all of the Shoppers team members who were involved in the fundraising efforts.”

Shoppers Drug Mart Pharmacist/owner Ian Delmage said “The success of the 2017 Growing Women’s Health campaign can be attributed to the support and commitment of our loyal customers and staff. Shoppers Drug Mart has partnered with women’s health organizations at national, regional and local levels, in order to provide direct support, ensuring that essential funding, resources and education are available to meet the needs of Canadian women. We are pleased to present this year’s Growing Women’s Health campaign proceeds to YWCA Saskatoon Women’s Crisis Shelter and Residence.”

About Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation:

Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation is one of the most recognized and trusted names in Canadian retailing. The company is the licensor of full-service retail drug stores operating under the name Shoppers Drug Mart (Pharmaprix in Québec). With 1,250 Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix stores operating in prime locations in each province and two territories, the Company is one of the most convenient retailers in Canada. Shoppers Drug Mart is a unique and independent operating division of Loblaw Companies Limited. For more information, visit www.shoppersdrugmart.ca.

About YWCA Saskatoon:

YWCA Saskatoon works in Saskatoon and area to provide emergent and preventative services for women and their families, including crisis shelter, transitional housing, employment services, quality child care, and accessible fitness. YWCA Saskatoon is a member of YWCA Canada, the nation’s largest provider of shelter to women and children fleeing violence, and the oldest and largest multi-service women’s organization. For more information visit www.ywcasaskatoon.com, Twitter at https://twitter.com/ywcasaskatoon or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ywcasaskatoon.

 

For information or interviews, contact:

Joy-Ann Allin

Director of Development and Communications,

YWCA Saskatoon

306 244 7034

jallin@ywcasaskatoon.com

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