Toronto, ON (PRWEB) July 17, 2014
Beginning July 20, 2014, LCBO customers can support The Arthritis Society, Ontario Division by making a donation at any LCBO store. Donation boxes for The Arthritis Society will be displayed at LCBO checkout counters until August 16, 2014.
Funds raised from this limited-time program will directly support The Society’s mission of providing leadership and funding for research, advocacy and solutions to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by arthritis.
“The LCBO’s province-wide donation box program offers a way for the public to help the nearly two million Ontarians, including children, through programs and services such as our chronic pain management workshops,” says Joanne Simons, executive director for The Arthritis Society, Ontario Division. “We are thrilled to collaborate with the LCBO on this initiative and we extend our sincere thanks to LCBO staff and customers.”
“LCBO is pleased to partner with The Arthritis Society and supports a variety of worthy causes throughout the year,” says LCBO president & CEO Bob Peter. “The generous support from LCBO customers and staff help these charitable organizations make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals and communities across Ontario.”
The Arthritis Society, Ontario Division, is one of 28 provincial and numerous local charities that will benefit from LCBO’s province-wide donation box program in 2014. In 2012, the LCBO raised a total of more than $6.6 million for charities through special programs and initiatives, of which $6.1 million was raised through in-store fundraising.
In addition, LCBO’s annual dividend transfer to the Ontario government, which totaled $1.7 billion in fiscal 2012-13, excluding taxes, supports a wide range of important government programs, services and priorities, including health care and education.
ABOUT THE ARTHRITIS SOCIETY
The Arthritis Society has been setting lives in motion for over 65 years. Dedicated to a vision of living well while creating a future without arthritis, The Society is Canada’s principal health charity providing education, programs and support to the over 4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis.
Since its founding in 1948, The Society has been the largest non-government funder of arthritis research in Canada, investing more than $185 million in projects that have led to breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with arthritis. The Arthritis Society is accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program. For more information and to make a donation, visit http://www.arthritis.ca.