Four Canadian Tire stores in London, Ontario have banded together to donate $30,000 to London Health Sciences Foundation (LHSF) in support of its COVID-19 Response Fund. The Canadian Tire stores on Dundas Street, Hyde Park Road, Wellington Road South, and Wonderland Road have made a significant contribution to LHSF’s COVID-19 Response Fund to help front-line healthcare workers in their battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.
In response to the urgent need to support the hospital, Canadian Tire Corporation described the decision as an easy one.
“Our London stores joined forces to make this donation happen because they want to do whatever they can to help their community recover from this pandemic,” said Shawn Domingues, Canadian Tire Regional Vice President for South West Ontario & Atlantic Canada. “Their London community is at the heart of everything they do, and that holds true even during this time.”
The Fund was established in early March, 2020 as London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) started identifying the urgent resources it needed to manage the pandemic. In collaboration with LHSC, LHSF’s fundraising priorities include research to better understand the disease and model therapies, critical equipment, and assisting front-line staff and caregivers with managing their mental health and wellbeing during these trying times.
“We are truly grateful for the support from Canadian Tire Corporation and the local franchisees during these unprecedented times. Our community has truly stepped up and this gift reflects the overwhelming feeling of gratitude and appreciation for our front-line teams. Donations like this underscore how we are all in this together,” says John MacFarlane, President & CEO, London Health Sciences Foundation.
Canadian Tire Corporation is also a long-time supporter of Children’s Health Foundation. Scott Fortnum, President & CEO of Children’s Health Foundation says, “with this crisis playing out across Children’s Hospital and LHSC with our front-line workers, we want to extend our deep gratitude to our friends at Canadian Tire for their contribution to the COVID-19 Response Fund.”
More information about London Health Sciences Foundation and its COVID-19 Response Fund can be found at lhsf.ca
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