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LCBO stores raise funds for Saint Elizabeth Health Care Foundation

October 28, 2008

Starting November 1, 2008, the public can make donations to Saint Elizabeth Health Care Foundation′s Caregiver Support Program at all 600 LCBO stores throughout Ontario. Donation boxes for the Caregiver Support Program will be displayed at LCBO checkout counters until November 30, 2008.

The Saint Elizabeth Health Care Foundation is a not-for-profit charity dedicated to raising funds for the advancement of knowledge and charitable initiatives in home and community care. The Caregiver Support program provides informal (unpaid) caregivers with the practical skills and supports they need to care for their loved ones at home. In addition to providing respite or "relief" care free of charge to families in need, the program also offers counseling and education in areas such as health and stress management and caregiving instruction.

"We thank the LCBO, its employees and customers for providing this opportunity. The LCBO′s province-wide store network is a very effective way for us to raise awareness and funds for our organization," said Susanne Williams, Chair, Saint Elizabeth Health Care Foundation.

"We are pleased to partner with the Saint Elizabeth Health Care Foundation," says LCBO Chair Philip J. Olsson. "LCBO′s customers have always responded generously to worthy causes, and we thank them for providing a positive change in so many people′s lives."

Saint Elizabeth Health Care Foundation is one of 26 provincial and numerous local charities that will benefit from the LCBO′s province-wide donation box program in 2008. Hundreds of thousands of dollars are raised annually through LCBO′s in-store donation box program. In addition, LCBO′s annual dividend transfer to the Ontario government, which totaled $1.275 billion in fiscal 2006-07, excluding taxes, supports a wide range of important government programs, services and priorities, including health care and education.

Saint Elizabeth Health Care Foundation thanks the public for its support when shopping at their local LCBO store during the month of November.

To learn more about the Foundation and its programs, please visit

For more information contact:
Madonnna Gallo
Corporate Communications Manager
Saint Elizabeth Health Care
Phone: 905-968-6430
Cell: 416-882-7930

Jacqueline Waldorf
Senior Communications Consultant
LCBO Corporate Communications
Phone: 416 864-6875

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