Local program benefits St. Vincent Place

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Lowe's Human Resources Manager Laura-Lee Gilbert; Lowe's General Manager Craig Pennycook; St. Vincents Place GM Nat Cicchelli and Vincents Place Marketing/Fundraising Coordinator Alexandra Benson. August 14,2017.

In April 2017, St. Vincent Place and Sault Ste. Marie, On Lowe’s employees launched a fundraising campaign as part of the Lowe’s Canada Heroes program.

Customers were invited donate $2.00 toward the Lowe’s Heroes program to support the St. Vincent Place and Lowe’s Canada matched 50 per cent of all funds raised through the in-store campaign up to a maximum of $2,000 per store.

On Monday, August 14,  St. Vincent Place men’s shelter received  funds to build a needed storage shed for residents.

“At Lowe’s, we take great pride in improving the communities we serve. We work hard to be a good neighbor and we’re committed to supporting efforts that enrich the lives of our neighbors and customers. Two years ago, the opening of the new Sault Ste. Marie Lowe’s store represented an approximate local investment in excess of $15 million and created 120 jobs, with an additional 30-40 seasonal positions.” said Craig Pennycook, Store Manager

Each year, Lowe’s employees team up to provide hundreds of hours of support to local communities as part of the Lowe’s Canada Heroes program. The program encourages employees to work together, adopt a volunteer project with a local nonprofit organization or public school, to help make a meaningful difference in the communities in which we operate. The Lowe’s Canada Heroes program takes place in all 57 Lowe’s stores in Canada. For more information please visit www.lowes.ca/heroes.