Giant Tiger Support Childrens' Charities
NWC along with Giant Tiger is proud to announce our customers raised over $37,000 for children’s charities in Western Canada.
Giant Tiger customers in Manitoba raised $12,895 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. Saskatchewan customers raised $11,528 for the Children’s Hospital foundation of Saskatchewan. Customers in Alberta raised the most money totaling $13,068 for the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation.
From March 17th to April 15th, 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. More than 18,000 were sold across our 37 locations.
“It’s amazing that the customers of Giant Tiger were able to come together and donate such a large amount of money for these charities,” says Darren Selk, regional support manager of the North West Company. “The children are going to benefit in all kinds of ways and we are happy to be putting smiles on these kid’s faces. I’d like to say thank-you to all the employees who participated and of course, the customers who donated.”
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.
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.
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.
We would like to thank all the customers and store staff who donated and participated. This fundraiser would not have been a success without you. Thank you!