CP Distributors is committed to giving back to our community through our exclusive fund raising efforts for the various chapters of Make-A-Wish Foundation throughout Western Canada.
CP Distributors values the communities in which we conduct our business and we strive to contribute and give back to these communities through our time rather than just money.
On August 27, 2010, we closed our doors for the day at all our branch locations and instead of working we used the day to raise money for Make-A-Wish Canada. We called it our 1000 km Challenge. All of our 170+ employees were challenged to, in total, walk or run 1000 km and raise money for Make-A-Wish. We invited family, friends, customers and suppliers to support our efforts through donations. In addition, many of our employees donated either a partial or full days' pay or vacation days.
Together, we walked or ran nearly 2000 km and raised over $51,000 - 100% of which went to our branches' local Make-A-Wish chapters. As an inaugural event, we are thrilled with these results as are the local Make-A-Wish chapters.
We look forward to closing our doors again for a day in 2011 to, through our actions, give back to the communities.