Lowe's Canada helps brighten the Holidays for thousands of children across Canada with over 5,300 gifts
- In collaboration with Opération Père Noël and The Salvation Army, some 90 stores collected gifts for underprivileged children and families in their communities
- Over 360 associates also acted as Santa’s elves by offering children in Quebec items from their wish lists
Boucherville, QC – December 20, 2021 – Lowe’s Canada is pleased to announce that its network has raised and donated 5,300 toys to underprivileged children across Canada. In partnership with Opération Père Noël in Quebec and The Salvation Army in the rest of Canada, participating Lowe’s, RONA, and Réno-Dépôt corporate and dealer stores temporarily transformed into the North Pole to receive and store gifts from generous donors.
“The Holidays should be a time for celebration, sharing, and festivities. Once again this year, I am touched by the solidarity, generosity, and dedication of our associates and communities. Thanks to their efforts, children of all ages will be able to experience magical moments and have the chance to unwrap a gift for the Holidays,” said Jean-Sébastien Lamoureux, Senior Vice-President, Public Affairs, Asset Protection and Sustainable Development.
In collaboration with Opération Père Noël, some 360 associates in Quebec received a child’s wish list, purchased and wrapped the desired gifts, and signed their packages with Santa’s name. The non-profit organization will present the gifts to children just in time for the Holidays. In addition, for the third year in a row, Lowe’s Canada has been recognized as the official Santa of the South Shore of Montreal, Quebec, where its head office is located.
Opération Père Noël primarily helps children who live in very poor families, or who have even been abandoned. Thanks to generous donors like the Lowe’s Canada team, over 20,600 of these children, from all regions of Quebec, will experience the magic of the Holidays,” said Thérèse Guillemette, co-founder of Opération Père Noël and nicknamed Mrs. Claus.
About Lowe’s Canada
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving approximately 20 million customers a week in the United States and Canada. With fiscal year 2020 sales of nearly $90 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,200 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 300,000 associates. Based in Boucherville, Quebec, Lowe’s Canadian business, together with its wholly owned subsidiary RONA inc., operates or services over 450 corporate and independent affiliate dealer stores in a number of complementary formats under different banners, which include Lowe’s, RONA, Reno-Depot, and Dick’s Lumber. In Canada, they have more than 26,000 associates, in addition to approximately 5,000 employees in the stores of independent affiliate dealers operating under the RONA banner. For more information, visit lowescanada.ca.