The Save-On-Foods store in Penticton is supporting the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation’s plans to provide medical equipment for the new Patient Care Tower at Penticton Regional Hospital by matching customer donations to the foundation dollar-for-dollar.
For every 1,000 More Rewards points a customer donates (with a value of $1), the store will match. Over five years, the store is aiming for 20 million points – or a total donation of $40,000.
The fundraiser supports the foundation’s campaign to equip the state-of-the-art tower at PRH. The first phase of the $325-million project is expected to break ground in the spring of 2016, and include new operating rooms, 84 single-patient rooms, ambulatory clinics and the UBC-Okanagan Medical School. Construction is scheduled to be completed by late 2019.
“Having quality medical care close to home is crucial to our community,” Penticton Save-On-Foods store manager Brad Hickey said. “With the support of our customers, our Save-On-Foods family is committed to helping make this important project a reality.”
Save-On-Foods is committed to going the extra mile for customers in every community served, every day. Known for its unique approach in customizing each store to best suit the needs of the neighbourhood and sourcing local products wherever possible, the company has been innovating and putting customers first for over 100 years.