Special Olympics Canada and Staples Celebrate 15th Year of Fundraising Campaign

The campaign raises funds and awareness for Special Olympics and its programs throughout Canada

May 2, marked the launch of this year’s Give a Toonie. Share a Dream. campaign, running to May 24 in Staples stores across Canada.

The campaign raises funds and awareness for Special Olympics and its programs throughout Canada,  which help transform the lives of children, youth and adults with intellectual disabilities through the power and joy of sport.

Customers will be able donate in stores and online when shopping at http://staples.ca/shareadream.

Campbell River athletes and volunteers will be visiting their local Staples store at scheduled times during the campaign to support the fundraising efforts and share their stories.

In 2014, the Campbell River Staples ranked first in their district and Western Region, and second nationally for funds raised with $8,005.

Funds raised throughout the campaign will help to deliver Special Olympics daily sport programs to individuals with intellectual disabilities in communities across Canada.

“We’re proud to continue to support Special Olympics Canada. For the past 15 years, raising awareness for this important movement has been a vital part of who we are as a company,” said Steve Matyas, president of Staples Canada.

This year’s campaign aims to exceed last year’s fundraising total of $630,000 with the goal to help even more Special Olympics athletes across Canada achieve their full potential through the transformative power of sport.

For more information, visit www.specialolympics.ca.