From now until December 16, Lowe’s will be collecting new, unopened toys for children of all ages in partnership with The Salvation Army. All collected toys will be given to thousands of underprivileged children through local chapters of The Salvation Army across multiple Canadian cities.
“Last year, we collected close to 6,500 toys across our 57 Lowe’s stores,” said Malcolm Parks, divisional vice-president of operations for Lowe’s stores. “With 66 stores this year and with even more employees across our network, this year’s toy drive will be bigger than ever. With that, we’ve set an even bigger target: to collect 7,000 toys. At Lowe’s Canada, our shared purpose is to help people love where they live. This goes beyond our products and services offering. We’re grateful to collaborate with The Salvation Army for a seventh year to fill this upcoming holiday season with joy by ensuring that thousands of underprivileged children have gifts at this special time of the year.”
Store employees, customers and citizens surrounding local Lowe’s stores are encouraged to give generously to this campaign. To participate, supporters can drop off new toys in unopened packaging for children of all ages at their local Lowe’s store.
“The Salvation Army is truly thankful for partners such as Lowe’s who enable us to provide life-saving programs and services to 1.7 million Canadians each year,” said John McAlister, National Director of Communications for The Salvation Army.