Sunshine Foundation

LCBO raises funds for Sunshine

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Starting April 1st, the public can help support The Sunshine Foundation of Canada by making a donation at any of the more than 660 LCBO stores throughout Ontario. Donation boxes for The Sunshine Foundation of Canada will be displayed at LCBO checkout counters until April 28th.

Sunshine is a national Canadian charity impacting the lives of children living with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses by making their dreams come true. Sunshine Dream Programs allow children to experience freedom from their daily regimens and challenges by having their dreams transformed into reality resulting in an increased sense of empowerment, independence, and confidence that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.  Since its inception in 1987, Sunshine has fulfilled dreams for more than 8,500 children across Canada and has coordinated 62 Sunshine DreamLifts taking large groups of children to a Disney theme park; 39 of those DreamLifts departing from Ontario.

“Thank you LCBO staff and generous customers. Your support will give Sunshine dreamers the chance to write a brighter future story for themselves. Because of you, more dreams will come true for children across Ontario.” – Nancy Sutherland, CEO of The Sunshine Foundation of Canada.

“Through the Giving Back In Our Community fundraising program, LCBO has a proud history of community involvement and fundraising partnerships,” said Jennifer Bell, LCBO Executive Director Corporate Communications and Social Responsibility.  “Thanks to the generosity of LCBO customers and the dedicated support of our staff, funds raised this month for Sunshine Foundation will help support special programs for children and their families in communities all across Ontario.”

The Sunshine Foundation of Canada is one of 27 provincial and numerous local charities that will benefit from LCBO’s province-wide donation box program in 2018. In fiscal 2016 -17, LCBO raised a total of more than $13.3 million for charities through in-store fundraising, special programs and initiatives. In addition, LCBO’s annual dividend transfer to the Ontario government, which totaled $2.06 billion in fiscal year 2016-17 ending March 31, 2017, excluding taxes, supports a wide range of important government programs, services and priorities, including health care and education.

The Sunshine Foundation of Canada thanks the public for its support when shopping at their local LCBO store from April 1st- April 28th.

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