As part of Canada’s 150th anniversary, London Drugs is partnering with agencies across western Canada to help 150 refugee families get on their feet in their new country. The Welcoming 150 program seeks to help by encouraging London Drugs customers to donate items to the families in need.
Many of the families arrived in Canada in the last year or so, and are in the process of learning a new language and joining our country’s workforce. This is one of their extraordinary stories.
London Drugs is proud to be partnering with Variety – the Children’s Charity through the selling of Gold Heart Pins in all our stores throughout January and February. Funds raised through the sale of these pins will go to help children across our country who need a helping hand! The money raised from pin sales stays in the province where it is collected, so by supporting Variety, you are supporting families within your own community.
Variety – the Children’s Charity is an international charitable organization that supports families who have children with disabilities and life threatening illnesses.
For more information on Variety – the Children’s Charity, visit:
The annual Rogers Food Bank Friday is on Friday, December 9th with live radio and television remotes at the London Drugs location on Granville and Georgia in Vancouver. Returning for its fifth year, the Rogers Food Bank Friday event will begin at 6:00 AM and go until 6:00 PM. Customers are encouraged to stop by in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank and bring a non-perishable food donation or make a donation. The London Drugs at Georgia & Granville will be open at 7:00 AM.
Starting at 5:30 AM Citytv’s Breakfast Television will be broadcasting live from the plaza in front of London Drugs at Georgia and Granville with special guests and holiday cheer until 9:00 AM.
Starting at 6:00 AM KISS Radio will be broadcasting live until 6:00 PM at the corner of Georgia and Granville in Vancouver. Stop by anytime throughout the day with a donation for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank and say hi.
The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society (GVFBS) is a non-profit organization with the intent to help nourish individuals by providing healthy food, education and training. The GVFBS gives support to over 28,000 people every week through 15 food depots and over 100 community agencies throughout the Lower Mainland. Suggested non-perishable items to donate to Food Bank are:
We look forward to seeing you at Food Bank Friday!
Update – December 1, 2016
Thank you everyone for your overwhelming outpouring of support of our local seniors this holiday season. We have now fulfilled the personalized wish lists for our senior partners thanks to your generosity and support. However, we will continue to collect donations for the more than 1,000 seniors who visit the Operation Friendship Seniors Society drop-in centre each day during the winter. If you would like to support these seniors, male/female drop in centre tags will be available for pick up at all Edmonton stores. These seniors are most in need of warmth items and hygiene products, and some special holiday treats such as cookies or chocolate. They often love having a travel mug to help them keep warm outside.
With your help, we have met our goal of helping 2,000+ seniors this holiday season, and your continued support of the Santa for Seniors program this year will support our local seniors without a home.
The London Drugs Santa for Seniors for Operation Friendship Seniors Society & Friends is a holiday donation drive that will support seniors in the Greater Edmonton Area with personalized gifts.
In 2015, the Santa for Senior program supported 500 inner city seniors with gifts for the holidays. Now in its second year, Santa for Seniors hopes to help 2,000 seniors in Edmonton, Sherwood Park and St. Albert.
Santa and his volunteers from London Drugs, Operation Friendship, Sherwood Care, YouVille and North Edmonton Seniors Association will deliver all items to the seniors on December 15.
Purchase your pair of Limited Edition Aviator Sunglasses at any Calgary London Drugs and support Calgary Police Foundation funded youth programs.
Since May 3, the London Drugs team has been in communication with representatives from Northlands, the Canadian Red Cross, the Edmonton Emergency Relief Society, and the Lac La Biche evacuee centre to discuss and determine how the company, its staff and customers can best help the residents of Fort McMurray.
*Today, London Drugs announces all Fort McMurray residents are welcome to visit any of our Alberta stores and we will provide new, replacement passport photographs at no charge.
In addition to this passport photo offering, we would like to thank our entire London Drugs team for all of your help and support of Fort McMurray thus far. Below is a timeline of support to be proud of.
May 3 – London Drugs enabled donations supporting the Canadian Red Cross at cashier tills at all 78 London Drugs stores and online at www.LondonDrugs.com (As of May 13, $83,000 has been collected from our generous customers.) Thanks to the government’s matching program, these donations will go twice as far bringing the current total to $166,000.
May 4 – A dedicated toll-free emergency pharmacy help line is set up and continues to be available with direct contact to two Edmonton London Drugs pharmacists
The London Drugs events trailer is uploaded with medical and personal supplies and travels north on Highway 63 towards Lac La Biche delivering supplies. Evacuees are told to “flag us down” should they need anything. Once in Lac La Biche, supplies are provided to the Bold Centre. Volunteers learn the evacuees are in need of more water, as well as toys and games to provide distractions for the children.
Official Red Cross #PinkDay T-shirts Available at Saskatchewan London Drugs in support of Red Cross Pink Day on February 24, 2016
London Drugs is proud to join the culture change as the 2016 Red Cross Pink Day campaign begins in Saskatchewan. Join members of the Saskatchewan Roughriders this Saturday, January 30th at our Grasslands location for an autograph signing and Pink Day launch. Roughriders in attendance will be Dan Clark, Nick Demski, and Levi Steinhauer attendance from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to support the Red Cross.
Pink Day is a national movement to create awareness of and prevent bullying in schools and communities. London Drugs is proud to become an official retail partner for the popular Pink Day campaign with the Red Cross.
“London Drugs has been involved with Pink Shirt Day for years with all of our markets but we were eager to work with a local organization,” said Cory Muir, London Drugs store manager. “We are thrilled to be a retail partner for the Red Cross with this great initiative. Red Cross Pink Day shirts and wristbands are available at all four of our Saskatchewan locations. We want to encourage everyone to join us and wear pink on February 24.”
In 2016, Pink Day in Saskatchewan coincides with the national Pink Day campaign on February 24. Together, all Canadians will unite to bring awareness to the issue of bullying at schools and in communities. Thousands of Saskatchewan residents are expected to turn schools and businesses into a sea of pink to help raise funds for anti-bullying programs in schools and programs throughout the province.
“Pink Day is not just a way to create awareness of bullying, but also a way to give kids the tools they need to protect themselves from this type of behaviour,” said Luc Mullinder, Project Manager for Red Cross Pink Day. “Each year we see growth as more schools and organizations see the benefit of Pink Day and the positive effect it has on our youth. Our goal is to continue that effort and reach every single student with bullying prevention education.”
The shirt and wrist band combos are available for $20 plus applicable taxes with net proceeds supporting Red Cross bullying prevention programs in Saskatchewan.
Support of Pink Day has grown dramatically since 2007, following the actions of two Grade 12 students in Nova Scotia. The students witnessed a Grade 9 student being bullied for wearing pink to school and encouraged their schoolmates to also wear pink in support of this student. Since then, wearing a pink shirt has sent a powerful message against bullying.