Giant Tiger Children's Charity Campaign
From March 18th to April 30th, Giant Tiger West locations sold paper icons for two dollars with all of the proceeds going to charity. All icons purchased were proudly displayed within the store to show support for the fundraiser and to encourage donations. Almost 26,000 icons were sold across our 31 locations.
Curtis Keber, Giant Tiger Store Manager for Brandon and Neepawa, initially got the Giant Tiger Manitoba stores involved with the Children’s Hospital Foundation back in 2007. Keber states that “it’s one of the easiest campaign to raise money for because it’s kids.” Our stores definitely proved that year, with each province posting significant increases over last year’s totals.
Established in 1971, the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba works to support the special health care needs of children through reliable and consistent funding of equipment and programs at Winnipeg Children’s Hospital and pediatric medical research at the Manitoba Institute of Child Health. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised close to $100 million. This year, Manitoba Giant Tiger stores raised $23,271 for their Children’s Hospital Foundation, almost double last year’s total!
The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan is the sole Foundation responsible for fundraising for the Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan. This new provincial hospital will serve children from across the province, offering leading-edge health care equipment and technology, research programs and innovation—this is a provincial children’s hospital with focus on family-centered care. Saskatchewan Giant Tiger customers raised over $17,800 for their Foundation.
The Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation is dedicated to enhancing health services for children by raising money to support the Stollery Children's Hospital and programs that promote health, prevent disease and treat illness and injury. Funding provided by the Foundation supports health services for children through education, research, special services and acquisition of equipment. During the campaign, Giant Tiger customers in Alberta raised over $10,000 in support of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation.
We would like to thank all our customers and store staff for their participation in this fund-drive. This fundraiser would not have been a success without you. Thank you!