Convenience Stores raise $82,500 for Children's Wish Foundation

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Convenience Stores raise $82,500 for Children's Wish Foundation

Posted on Wednesday 10/18/17

This year, the Canadian Convenience Stores Association (CCSA) was proud to present a cheque for $82,500 to the Children’s Wish Foundation, which was raised during the first National Convenience Store Day.

Convenience Store Day was launched in Atlantic Canada in 2012. This year, it became a national event for the first time, held in every province on August 30th to celebrate the contributions of convenience stores to their communities and to thank their customers.

This year, the CCSA committed to funding Zoe's Wish. Zoe is an enthusiastic five-year-old who has already undergone major surgery to remove a large tumour, a kidney and lymph nodes and is currently enduring 24 grueling weeks of intense chemotherapy. Her wish? To go to Disneyland.

More than 175 convenience stores participated across the country, with 190 community leaders marking the day and/or volunteering to take a shift behind the counter. The list included the Prime Minister, Leader of the Official Opposition, premiers, federal and provincial members of parliament, chiefs of police and two Olympic athletes.

We would like to thank all our members, store owners, employees, suppliers and distributors – everyone who makes our industry such an important, reliable and generous part of our communities.

Read more about the first ever National Convenience Store Day here.