Lowe’s teamed up with the Victoria Cool Aid Society on Friday, to help hammer the issue of homelessness.
A campaign to raise money through $2 donations at the Lowe’s Saanich store will go toward renovations at the Victoria Cool Aid Society’s Rock Bay Landing Shelter. The society provides essential services for people dealing with homelessness as part of its mandate to build homes, lives and community, said Erin Gallagher, Volunteer administrator for the Victoria Cool Aid Society.
“We are so grateful for the support from Lowe’s,” Gallagher said. “Homelessness is a community issue, and it takes partnerships like this to make a difference.”
Lowe’s Canada will match 50 per cent of all funds raised through the in-store campaign up to a maximum of $2,000 as part of Lowe’s Canada’s National Heroes program, which runs until May 14. All 55 Lowe’s store across Canada are involved, noted Sam Martorana, human resources manager for Lowe’s Saanich location in the Tillicum Centre.
“Every store chooses a local initiative to partner with for the Lowe’s Canada Heroes program,” Martorana said. “We chose Victoria Cool Aid Society because they provide an essential need and we wanted to be able to contribute to that.”