Thursday, May 23, 2013

Canadian Tire Helping Kids Get in the Game


If you're someone like me, you probably understand what it's like to not be able to afford to put your child into sports programs.  So if you're someone like me, you appreciate those that do help and provide that opportunity for our children that we can't.  Like those at Canadian Tire with their Jumpstart program.  

Did you know that Canadian Tire helps support children with special needs get into things like Therapeutic Riding?  As a parent of a special needs kid, I am truly grateful they do. 

During the entire month of May, Canadian Tire customers are encouraged to donate $2.00 towards the program and in return they receive a red ball - the national symbol for child's play.  

On May 25th, the fifth annual Jumpstart Day will take place at Canadian Tire Stores across Canada.  The day-long fundraising event is in celebration of Jumpstart's May Red Ball campaign.  Donations to Jumpstart help the one three Canadian families who cannot afford to enrol their children in organized sports and recreation.  All funds raised through the May Red Ball campaign and on Jumpstart Day stay within the local community to help local children.  Your donation could be helping your neighbour's children, the kids you see walking to school every day, helping kids feel involved and connected with their peers and not left out. 

Customers can help celebrate Jumpstart through the following activities at select stores throughout Canada.  

  • Visit Canadian Tire Retail, Mark’s, Sport Chek, Atmosphere and Canadian Tire Gas+ locations across the country to make a $2 donation to Jumpstart in exchange for a red ball.
  • Make a donation and be treated to a Go Clean waterless car wash at select Canadian Tire locations and help attempt to set a Guinness World Record
  • Visit Pita Pit throughout the remainder of the month of May to make a $2 donation in exchange for a red ball and a coupon for $1 off the next purchase.
  • Take part in the Buffalo Wild Wing, “Eat Wings Raise Funds” event happening Wednesday’s in May at locations across Canada.  Bring in a coupon from the restaurants’ website and Buffalo Wild Wings will make a donation to Jumpstart.
Canadian Tire invites residents across Canada to get involved and make a difference.
WHAT:                 Jumpstart Day celebrations taking place at various locations across Canada
WHEN:                 Saturday, May 25, 2013
                               
WHERE:               Lower Mainland locations hosting events are: 
2290 CAMBIE ST, VANCOUVER
1350 MAIN STREET, NORTH VANCOUVER
3059-152 STREET, WHITE ROCK
11388 STEVESTON HWY, SOUTH RICHMOND
2125 HAWKINS STREET, PORT COQUITLAM
11969 - 200TH STREET, MAPLE RIDGE
7200 MARKET CROSSING BURNABY
7560 VEDDER ROAD, CHILLIWAK

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