Boys and Girls Clubs across Canada to receive kitchen makeovers called ‘easybites’ thanks to easyhome Ltd.
TORONTO, ON (Thursday, April 4, 2013) – Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada is thrilled to receive a significant donation from easyhome Ltd. to renovate kitchens in Boys and Girls Clubs across Canada, thus boosting their ability to provide nutritious food options and teach kids how to prepare healthy meals.
“Each year, Boys and Girls Clubs provide young people with more than 5,000,000 healthy meals and snacks that boost their energy and keep them active and engaged during the critical after-school period,” said Pam Jolliffe, president and CEO, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada.
“In many ways, the kitchen is the centrepiece of our Clubs – It’s a place where our young people learn how to prepare meals, discover the importance of good nutrition and develop life-long healthy eating habits. It’s a place where they re-fuel after a long day of school, socialize with their peers and steady themselves for the evening activities including homework help through our education programs, sports, leadership development, and so much more.”
Host and judge of Top Chef Canada , star of Oscar nominated film, 'Water' and recent recipient of the Diamond Jubilee Medal Lisa Ray understands the importance of good nutrition, especially for growing bodies.
“It’s crucial that kids have access to healthy foods for their growth and development. The effort behind this initiative underpins one of my core beliefs that young people need the resources, education and the science that provide choices for a healthy lifestyle,” said Ms. Ray, who was with Ms. Jolliffe at the sponsorship presentation.
“As a long-standing supporter of Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, we are delighted to provide this investment and enhance up to 10 easybite kitchens and equipment in Boys and Girls Clubs across Canada each year,” said David Ingram, President and Chief Executive Officer, easyhome Ltd.
easyhome Ltd. has been a committed partner of Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada since 2004. easyhome Ltd. Provides an endowment fund at the national level, hosts an annual golf tournament, has awarded 30 scholarships to Boys and Girls Club members so they can explore post-secondary education and is a national sponsor of the June 1 fundraising event, Capital One Race for Kids.
About Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada
Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada is a leading charitable organization providing after school programs that support the physical, educational and social development of children, youth and their families each year. Boys and Girls Clubs operate in 650 locations across Canada and have been helping young Canadians to discover, develop and achieve their potential for over 110 years. To learn more, visit www.bgccan.com .
About easyhome Ltd.
easyhome Ltd. is Canada’s largest merchandise leasing company and the third largest in North America, offering top quality, brand-name household furnishings, appliances and home electronic products to consumers under weekly or monthly leasing agreements through both corporate and franchise stores. In addition, the Company offers a variety of financial services, including loans and prepaid cards through its easyfinancial services business. easyhome Ltd. is listed on the TSX under the symbol ‘EH’. For more information, visit www.easyhome.ca .
Travis Parnaby, Senior Communications Specialist, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, 905.477.7272 ext. 270 firstname.lastname@example.org
Brent Atkinson, Vice President, Business Development, easyhome Ltd. 905 272 2788 ext. 234 Brent@easyhome.ca