Local Shoppers Drug Marts donated $8,704 to the VON Wednesday through their Tree of Life campaign. From left, Jon Jewell, manager of business development and external relations with VON Erie St. Clair; Betty Parliament, a VON director; Erin Berry, of the Blenheim Shoppers store; Laurie Leonard, of the Queen Street Chatham Shoppers; Bob Mann, a VON director; Chris Mazaris, of the Grand Avenue and Nortown Shoppers; Terry Barris, Shoppers district manager; and Nate Lucyk, president of the Chatham-Kent VON board.
Chatham-Kent Shoppers Drug Mart stores donated more than $8,700 to the local VON Wednesday.
The funds were collected in recent months through the chain’s Tree of Life campaign, where customers could purchase a paper leaf for the tree, thereby donating to the campaign.
Jon Jewell of the VON said the organization would be unable to operate without the help of charitable donations such as what Shoppers has done.