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Shoppers Drug Mart Tree of Life

With the combined efforts of Shoppers Drug Mart, its Store Teams and customers, Thunder Bay will now have improved access to services and programming supporting women’s whole health in body, mind and spirit. The Shoppers Drug Mart 2014 Tree of Life fundraising campaign has harvested more than $20,015.

With over 1,240 Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix stores across Canada participating in the four-week campaign, the 13th annual Tree of Life campaign will provide support to over 487 Canadian women’s health charities. National in scope yet locally based, the Tree of Life campaign offers patients, customers and employees the opportunity to donate directly to charitable organizations to ensure that resources and programming are available to meet the needs of Canadian women.  In Thunder Bay, the proceeds harvested by local Shoppers Drug Mart customers and employees at 10 stores will benefit the United Way of Thunder Bay.

The United Way of Thunder Bay partners with local agencies and funds several programs which improve quality of life for thousands of families and individuals. The Shoppers Drug Mart Tree of Life funds will help United Way partners such as Faye Peterson House, Elizabeth Fry Society of Northwestern Ontario, and the Northwestern Ontario Women’s Centre support local women in this northern community. These are just 3 examples of the 29 United Way Funded Agencies that are helping to make Thunder Bay a better community for all of its residents.

“We can’t say enough how thankful we are for Shoppers Drug Mart’s support of our community, how pleased we are to be recipients of these funds. These dollars will be invested into local programs to enhance health and wellbeing for women in need.” said Mike Nitz, Chair of the 2014 United Way of Thunder Bay Campaign.

“The success of the 2014 Tree of Life campaign can be attributed to the support and commitment of our loyal customers and staff,” said Vali Orchard. “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 Tree of Life campaign proceeds to the United Way of Thunder Bay.”

United Way of Thunder Bay is leading the way to a better community by improving the quality of life for all local people. By collaborating with community partners, we are leading the way to addressing social issues in our community and investing in three critical areas: Poverty, Kids and Strong Communities. Donations to the United Way are strategically invested across Thunder Bay to many vital programs and initiatives in these areas, creating a social safety net that works to achieve lasting change for our neighbours, families and friends.

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