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Shoppers Home Health teams up with Easter Seals Ontario
November 4th, 2013
TORONTO – Shoppers Home Health Care, a retail unit of Shoppers Drug Mart Corp., has partnered with Easter Seals Ontario to increase access to mobility equipment for families of children with physical disabilities.
Easter Seals Ontario said Monday that Shoppers Home Health Care, as its preferred vendor, will contribute a percentage of each dollar Easter Seals funds via its financial assistance program for mobility and accessibility equipment at Ontario Shoppers Home Health Care locations through Aug. 31, 2014.
Funds generated through the program will be directed to the Easter Seals Financial Assistance Program, which provides assistance to help purchase mobility and accessibility products such as wheelchairs, walkers, bath seats and car seats for children with physical disabilities.
"We're excited to engage in a partnership with Easter Seals Ontario that will benefit families of children and youth with physical disabilities and will grow the type of financial assistance that Easter Seals currently provides," Bryce McBain, director of sales at Shoppers Home Health Care, said in a statement. "Ultimately, our goal is to assist families in our communities by helping their children get the accessibility equipment they need to be more independent in their daily lives."
Overall, Shoppers Drug Mart operates 62 Shoppers Home Health Care stores.
"This partnership with Shoppers Home Health Care is a wonderful opportunity that will increase funds available through our financial assistance program to help more kids with physical disabilities get the essential equipment they need," stated Sandra Bellisario, vice president of development for Easter Seals Ontario. "The financial burden on families of children with physical disabilities to provide everything their child needs is tremendous. We welcome this initiative by Shoppers Home Health Care to provide increased assistance when the need is so great."