LOWE’S CANADA PRESENTS $10K TO SLEEP IN HEAVENLY PEACE WINDSOR-ESSEX

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LOWE’S CANADA PRESENTS $10,000 TO SLEEP IN HEAVENLY PEACE WINDSOR-ESSEX

The funds will help the newly founded chapter buy tools and materials to build beds for children in need in the Windsor-Essex area.

Lowe’s Canada, one of Canada’s leading home improvement retailers operating or servicing some 470 corporate and affiliated stores under the Lowe’s, RONA and Reno-Depot banners, recently presented $10,000 to Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP) Windsor-Essex to support the organization in their quest to end child bedlessness in the community. Founded in September 2020 by Brian Cyncora and his wife Terry, the Windsor-Essex SHP chapter will use these funds to help buy the tools needed to start building beds and procure materials to build their first 100 beds for local kids.

“We are immensely grateful to count on a major partner such as Lowe’s Canada to help us set up our chapter with the right tools so that we are ready to start building beds when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted,” said Brian Cyncora, Founder and President of SHP Windsor-Essex. “We firmly believe that a bed is a basic need for the proper physical, emotional, and mental support of a child and that a good night’s rest is key in helping children take on the many challenges that each day brings, as well as creating a solid foundation on which to build a bright future.”

“Being a good corporate citizen is a core priority at Lowe’s Canada and we pride ourselves on helping our fellow Canadians not only by providing them with the right products and services for their renovation projects, but also by actively supporting our communities,” explained Jean-Sébastien Lamoureux, Senior Vice-President, Public Affairs, Asset Protection & Sustainable Development. “We are thrilled to support the opening of a new chapter of SHP, a charity whose work has positive impacts that go far beyond the children who receive beds. It fosters a sense of service and community spirit of which we could all use a little more in these trying times.”

If the Public Health COVID-19 restrictions permit it, SHP Windsor-Essex will hold its annual Bunks Across Canada build day in September 2021.

This past September, all four Lowe’s and RONA corporate stores in Winnipeg united to support SHP Winnipeg as part of their annual Lowe’s Canada Heroes Campaign, an initiative where associates get to choose which local charity they want to raise funds for. As part of this campaign, customers were invited to donate to SHP Winnipeg when visiting their local store and Lowe’s Canada matched 50% of all donations, up to $2,000 per store, along with an additional donation to recognize the greater needs of its charity partners, which have had to adapt to a new reality since March of 2020. In total, SHP Winnipeg received just shy of $49,000 thanks to the 2020 Lowe’s Canada Heroes Campaign.

Established in September 2020, Sleep in Heavenly Peace Windsor-Essex is a chapter of SHP international, a donation-based registered charity that brings together volunteers under a shared mission to end child bedlessness. Together, volunteers build and deliver handmade beds, new mattresses and bedding to underprivileged children. SHP Windsor-Essex is committed to building a stronger community by partnering with local businesses and institutions to get children off the floor and into comfortable beds to improve their sleep quality and restore dignity to families.

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