December 5, 2016– Save-On-Foods is giving $ 15-million gift to help BC Children’s Hospital to establish the first storefront immunization clinic with consultation services to physicians across the province.
The gift brings Save-On-Foods all-time giving to $45 milion – making the grocer the biggest donor of all time to the foundation.
“The Save-On-Foods team is passionate about our communities and it’s by supporting the tremendous efforts of the fine folks at BC Children’s Hospital that we’re able to help change lives across this province,” said Save-On-Foods president Darrell Jones in a press release. “Giving back to BC Children’s Hospital is a natural fit for our company, and together with our teams, our customers, and our supplier partners, we’re helping ensure our future – the kids in communities across British Columbia – is bright.”
“The Save-On-Foods family has already donated over $30 million in funding innovative programs that profoundly affect the health and well-being of BC children,” said Teri Nicholas, President & CEO, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation in a press release.
Approximately one-third of B.C. kids at two years of age, are not timely with their immunizations. The new immunization clinic will be placed in Children’s Hospital’s busy ambulatory care building and open to patients and family members. The clinic is open to the public in the fall of 2017 and expected to provide thousands of immunizations annually. Save-On-Foods’ gift will also provide a fund for urgently needed equipment.
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