L-R: Christie Shewkenek

Shoppers 2011 Tree of Life campaign raises $2.17 million across Canada

Shoppers Drug Marts, employees and customers across Canada helped the 2011 Tree of Life Campaign raise $2.17 million.

With the incredible amount of support from Shoppers Drug Marts, employees and customers across Canada, the 2011 Tree of Life Campaign raised $2.17 million to support Canadian women’s health organizations that offer women resources to improve and maintain health in mind, body and spirit.

The campaign which runs nationally for four weeks, benefits women’s health organizations in their individual communities. 100 percent of the funds raised in Princeton during the campaign, will stay in Princeton.

On Thursday, December 8 proceeds from the Princeton Shoppers Drug Mart Tree of Life Campaign were presented to the local beneficiary, The Cindy Parolin Safehomes Program.

Director Kathy Clement and Executive Director, Heather Eriksen of Princeton Family Services Society gratefully accepted the proceeds. “Thank you very  much,” said Eriksen, “the community support is just wonderful.”

The majority of the funds raised locally were from the leaf, cardinal and butterfly donations. The 2011 ‘Leaf Captain’ is Supervisor, Christie Shewkenek, who was the top seller, going above and beyond by hand delivering a letter to individual business asking for their support.

Staff members and employees added to the fundraiser by joining forces and hosting a bake sale at Shoppers Drug Mart, where they raised an additional $400. Total raised for the local 2011 Tree of Life Campaign was $1740.