Vernon, BC - Friday, December 20, 2013
While Kal Tire team members are usually focused on getting drivers back on the road, a special fundraiser saw Ontario stores raising money to help children and their families back on the path to health.
“We have team members and customers spread out across the province, and it’s nice to know the children’s hospitals of Ontario are available to provide their children with the medical treatment they may need.”
To celebrate Kal Tire’s 60th anniversary earlier this year, several Kal Tire locations across the province raised money for various children’s hospitals. Initiatives included proceeds from in-store sales, summer barbeques, garage sales and more.
Over the next few days Kal Tire will be presenting cheques to; The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Children’s Hospital London Health Sciences Centre, and McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton. The combined total donation given to these four charities is $5,300.
“We picked various children’s hospitals of Ontario as our charities because children, families and health have always been a key focus for our organization,” says Danny Funk, Director of Stores, Eastern Canada, Kal Tire. “We have team members and customers spread out across the province, and it’s nice to know the children’s hospitals of Ontario are available to provide their children with the medical treatment they may need.”
Donations to these hospitals help to ensure children have access to the latest advancements in medical technology and treatment. They help to support specialized programs, purchase medical equipment and invest in research and education to enable quality care for children.
“Life can change without a moment’s notice and we know how devastating it can be for a family when their child becomes ill. It’s important to do what we can so children have access to the treatment and care they need.” says Funk.
Kal Tire stores across the country raised money for various charities as a way to give back and support the communities that helped them grow over the past 60 years in Canada.