Langdford’s Lowe’s is holding a series of events this month to raise funds for youth mental health initiatives.
Through the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island, employees are raising funds for Foundry Victoria.
“As a former coach, I’ve realized that the mental well-being of our youth is so important,” said Dave Saunders, president of the Saunders Family Foundation, close partners with the Foundry, a province-wide mental health initiative. “It’s a necessity to support the vulnerable children in our community, especially during COVID.”
Lowe’s Canada’s Hero Campaign runs for the month of September with check-out donations and various events. Lowe’s will match 50 per cent of customer donations, to a maximum of $2,000, locally. Local proceeds will go directly to Foundry Victoria, a space in downtown Victoria that offers mental health and substance abuse support for people aged 12 through 24.
On Sept. 28, a pancake breakfast takes place in Lowe’s parking lot from 7 to 11 a.m., with three pancakes, two sausages, scrambled eggs and coffee for $5. From 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., a dunk tank will be up and running with managers sitting on the drop seat – three balls for $5.
A silent auction is offered inside the store for the month with prizes donated by various vendors. To top it off, the Langford store manger will endure a head-shaving at the end of the month if the campaign reaches the goal of $8,000.
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