Buck for Luck
Buck for Luck Campaign at Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse, a symbol of hope for people with neuromuscular disorders
In 2009, Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse made a commitment to assist Canadians living with a neuromuscular disorder by participating in Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s Buck for Luck Campaign. From February 17th to March 17th, Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse locations in Ontario and Western Canada invited their customers to purchase their "lucky shamrock" for $1. Thanks to all our friends from Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse and their customers, the 2012 Lowe's Buck for Luck Campaign raised over $150,000 from their 31 locations in Ontario and Western Canada.
This year there are 33 participating locations.
Funds raised from the Lowe's Buck for Luck Campaign will go towards Muscular Dystrophy Canada's Core Equipment Program. Next to finding a cure, the highest priority for an individual with a neuromuscular disorder is the need for equipment. These equipments are expensive and most of these families do not have health insurance to cover the cost, in fact most of them are on a fixed income. Wheelchairs and Mobility aids also continue to be inadequately and unequally funded across Canada. The assistance that Lowe's Improvement Warehouse and its customers provided, will enable Canadians with neuromuscular disorders in local Lowe's communities lead independent and healthy lives by helping them obtain assistive devices they require such as wheelchairs and other mobility aids, hospital beds and pressure relief mattresses, and ventilation devices.
Muscular Dystrophy Canada would like to thank Lowe's Home Improvement, its staff and customers, for allowing us this unique opportunity not only to raise funds for our programs but also to increase public awareness on the important work that we do. With all of you rallying behind us, we will achieve our goal of making muscles move.
Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe's is the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world, serving approximately 15 million customers a week in its more than 1,700 stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Lowe's Companies Canada, ULC first opened Canadian stores in December 2007 and now Operates 31 stores in Ontario and Alberta, with more than 3,000 employees company-wide. In 2005, Lowe's announced plans to open its first stores in the Greater Toronto Area, with as many as 100 stores across Canada over time.
To learn more about this campaign, please contact your Regional office