Home improvement retailer Lowe's Canada, in partnership with RONA, Réno-Dépôt corporate and participating dealer store teams, the customers donations, raised $1.47 million for Opération Enfant Soleil (OES) and Children's Miracle Network (CMN).
The campaign took place from March 28 to May 8, 2022, in stores and online, and was extended until May 27 for the Pros on jobsites. All the funds raised will go directly to the foundations in the region where they were donated to support the work of 14 children's hospitals and contribute to offering advanced care to children across the country.
Lowe's Canada has been supporting the Opération Enfant Soleil and Children's Miracle Network's missions since 2018. Over the past five years, through unprecedented situations, the teams together with customers and vendors were able to raise over $4.7 million for children's hospital foundations across Canada.
Again this year, Lowe's Canada has put its expertise and network in the home improvement industry at the service of the Maison Enfant Soleil as its official supplier of materials. Thanks to the generosity of 16 of its vendors and a corporate contribution, the network maximized its sponsorship and greatly contributed to minimize the house's construction cost. In addition, participating stores in Québec sold raffle tickets to win the beautiful house built by Bonneville, and the combined efforts made it possible to present the $590,000 cheque.
This year's campaign was even more meaningful to the Lowe's Canada network since it was represented by two associates: Jessy Intine and her mother, Ramona Paul. When Paul learned that her daughter had been diagnosed with cancer at the age of 7, she joined the Lowe's Canada team to gain the flexibility she needed to be there for her family during this difficult time. Fast-forwarding 15 years later, Jessy is not only in perfect health, but she is also thriving as an Assistant Store Manager.
"It is amazing to see our friends and colleagues sparing no efforts to support the cause and to know that we work for a company that is bent on making a difference," Itine said.