$280,000 raised through Heroes campaign
Boucherville, QC – August 21, 2017 – Lowe's Canada, a leading home improvement company operating more than 600 stores in Canada under different banners, is proud to announce that its Lowe's Heroes program raised a total of $279,917. This past April and May, customers in all Lowe's stores in Canada were invited to donate $2.00 or more toward the Lowe's Heroes program to support local community improvement projects. Lowe's Canada matched 50 percent of all funds raised through the in-store campaign up to a maximum of $2,000 per store. The Lowe's Canada Heroes program took place in all 56 Lowe's-branded stores in Canada.
Each year, Lowe's employees team up to provide hundreds of hours of support to local communities as part of the Lowe's Heroes program. The program encourages employees to work together and adopt a volunteer project with a local nonprofit organization or public school to help make a meaningful difference in the communities in which they operate. Lowe's stores have partnered with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, local women and youth shelters, and local public schools.
"100 percent of all proceeds raised through the Lowe's Canada Heroes program are used to support the local Lowe's store's community improvement project. Our employees are deeply committed to this program since its introduction in 2015 and we wish to thank them for their engagement and all the time and effort they invested in this program," says Guy Beaumier, Interim Executive Vice President, Lowe's Canada Big Box Retail. "We take great pride in working with organizations within the communities we serve and are excited to have our customers support the program again this year."
Since its inception in Canada, Lowe's has actively supported various national and local causes to help strengthen the communities in which it operates. The focus of these efforts is directed towards three key community pillars which also align with Lowe's core business of home improvement: Safe and Accessible Housing, Skilled Trades Education and Community Renovation and Improvement Projects.
For more information about the Lowe's Heroes program in Canada, please visit www.lowes.ca/heroes.
About Lowe's Canada
Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 17 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2016 sales of $65.0 billion, Lowe's and its related businesses operate or service 2,365 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 290,000 people. Based in Boucherville, Quebec, Lowe's Canadian business, together with its wholly owned subsidiary, RONA inc., operate or service over 600 corporate and independent affiliate dealer stores in a number of complementary formats under different banners. These include Lowe's, RONA, Réno-Dépôt, Marcil, Dick's Lumber and Ace. In Canada, the companies have more than 25,000 employees, in addition to nearly 5,000 employees in the stores of RONA's independent affiliate dealers.