Sobeys steps up to help Heart and Stroke

Sobeys in Golden has done many events over the past few months to raise money for the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Brad Tatayrn took a pie in the face from Lucy Vollman as part of a fundraising effort at Sobeys.

Sobeys in Golden has stepped up in multiple ways to help raise money for the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

The store started running the campaign by selling paper hearts at the tills for a $2 donation, from April 13 until May 12. In total this program raised $1,386.

Employees were given the option to purchase a green t-shirt with the Heart & Stroke Logo and the team name on it for $20. Off the Wall in Golden generously gave Sobeys a deal on the  t-shirts, so the remaining funds from the t-shirt sales also went to the foundation. Employees were also given the option to pay $20 to wear their jeans to work, every shift, for the duration of the campaign. The combined amount eaised by the jeans and t-shirt options was $412.45.

Between April 30 until May 7 employees could buy tickets for $2 to “Win a Day Off with Pay” which raised $170.

From May 7 until May 14 employees were able to buy ballots for 50 cents each to vote for a manager to receive a “Cream Pie in the Face.” The group raised $136 from the pie effort.

On Friday May 11, store workers decided to hold a fundraising barbecue outside the store. The workers wanted to thank Grimms for donating the smokies, Canada Bread for donating the buns, Frito Lays for donating the chips, and Pepsi for donating the pop for the barbecue which raised $220.36.

Finally the group took part in the Big Bike Ride which was held in Golden on May 14. This resulted in two riders from A&W joining the team, who also campaigned for donations which led to a donation from A&W Head Office. The total raised by Golden Sobeys was $3,232.98. Sobeys Capital has chosen to donate $2,500 as well. That leaves a combined total of $5,732.98

“The response I received from the Sobeys employees, from the very first staff memo posted, was exceptional. I was overwhelmed at the responses from staff, so the campaigning just kept getting bigger and bigger. I have always known that I work with a wonderful bunch of people, but the response was over and above what I had hoped for. We really came together as a team throughout this campaign and are extremely proud of the total raised for the Heart & Stroke Foundation. We would like to thank all our customers for buying hearts and giving pledges, as well as the staff for taking part in all of the events. It will be a tough total to beat next year, but we are certainly going to try,” said Store Administrator of Sobeys in Golden Carol Higginson.

 

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