RONA stores donate $212,000 to Moisson Outaouais
Gatineau's four RONA and L'Entrepôt RONA stores joined forces to support the regional food bank as part of the 2018 Loto-Moisson campaign
Boucherville, QC – September 13, 2018 — Lowe's Canada, a leading home improvement company in the country, is proud to share that last night, its four RONA and L'Entrepôt RONA stores in Gatineau handed over a cheque in the amount of $212,000 to Moisson Outaouais as part of the 2018
The Gatineau RONA stores have been supporting Moisson Outaouais since 2011. In 2013, they created Loto-Moisson, Moisson Outaouais's biggest annual fundraising campaign. Every year, this campaign raises thousands of dollars through the sale of lottery tickets at various points of sale in the Gatineau area, including the city's four RONA stores. "There is a genuine culture of community involvement among our teams. Every year, we witness outstanding dedication from our employees and are amazed by the generosity of our customers who never hesitate to donate and support us in our fundraising campaign," explained Junior Charbonneau, Regional Operations Director for RONA.
Since they first started supporting Moisson Outaouais, the Gatineau RONA stores have donated close to one million dollars to the food bank. In addition to being major partners of the annual Loto-Moisson campaign, they support the food bank through several activities held throughout the year, including the Holiday food drive. “One of the values we stand for at Lowe's Canada is making a difference in somebody's day every day. By supporting Moisson Outaouais, we get to have a direct, positive impact on the lives of our neighbours," he added.
"We are lucky to count on the continued support of the region's RONA stores," declared Armand Kayolo, Acting Executive Director of Moisson Outaouais. "These stores' employees and customers show exemplary dedication and generosity year after year. In a context where 29,000 people live with food insecurity in the Outaouais region, our partners' invaluable support plays a key role in helping us fight hunger and foster hope in the area."
Held from May 5 to September 5, this sixth edition of Loto-Moisson raised a grand total of $240,000 for the Moisson Outaouais.
Created in 1939, RONA is a banner of Lowe’s Canada, one of Canada’s leading home improvement companies headquartered in Boucherville, Quebec. Spanning the entire country, its vast network of more than 430 stores includes both corporate stores and independent affiliated dealers. Known for its large in-store and online product selection as well as for its installation services, RONA also provides expert support and advice to its retail and pro customers for their building and renovation projects. For more information, visit rona.ca or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
About Lowe's Canada
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 18 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2017 sales of $68.6 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,390 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 310,000 people. Based in Boucherville, Quebec, Lowe’s Canadian business, together with its wholly owned subsidiary, RONA inc., operates or services more than 630 corporate and independent affiliate dealer stores in a number of complementary formats under different banners. These include Lowe’s, RONA, Réno-Dépôt, Dick’s Lumber, Contractor First, and Ace. In Canada, the companies have more than 28,000 employees, in addition to nearly 5,000 employees in the stores of RONA’s independent affiliate dealers.