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January 19, 2017
Despite the economic climate putting strain on the holidays, customers dropped off five truckloads worth of winter clothes, transit tickets, toiletries, and grocery store gift cards for the Calgary Homeless Foundation. Greengate Garden Centre also donated a portion of all sales from the entire five weeks of the campaign to the Foundation.
“It was nice to see that even though times are tough for some, there were still so many people helping out. It was awesome,” says Harington Telford, Marketing VP.
With 5,373 people experiencing homelessness in our city, Calgary remains the “epicentre of homelessness” in Alberta for the second year in a row, according to the Calgary Homeless Foundation’s biannual report. Calgary Homeless Foundation works with a network of agencies to provide solutions for people in those situations, from emergency shelters to affordable and assisted housing.
Regular customers of Greengate Garden Centre have made it a Christmas tradition to buy from this family-owned garden store during the campaign, says Donna Hrechka, Communications and PR manager for Greengate Garden Centre.
“The Calgary Homeless Foundation is very grateful to Greengate for bringing attention to their mission and for being part of the movement to end homelessness,’” she says. It is the Calgary Homeless Foundation’s mission to end homelessness by 2020.
Greengate Garden Centre will be helping homeless again this summer by selling Hope for Humanity roses. All proceeds from the roses go to the Calgary Homeless Foundation.
Shop at Greengate Garden Centre for all your green-thumbed needs.
Click here for a virtual tour of the store and greenhouse.
See what other ways greengate Garden Centre is helping the community.
Click here to read the Calgary Homeless Foundation’s 2016 Biannual Report.
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Check out Greengate Garden Centre's Sustainability Profile.
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