Lowe’s Canada has announced a $1 million investment to support Canadian associates and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Initiatives include:
- $241,000 to allow Lowe’s, RONA, Reno-Depot, and Dick’s Lumber corporate stores across the country to support, either in cash or in kind, initiatives to meet the specific needs.
- $228,000 to support store associates and local community needs.
- $1,000 for each of Lowe’s Canada’s 241 stores to support associates by creating a food pantry
- $1,200 to Children’s Miracle Network per corporate store to compensate for the cancellation of the annual in-store fundraising campaign.
This investment is in addition to other local initiatives rolled out to support communities, including a donation of 36,000 boxes to Ontario food banks through Feed Ontario, and a donation of plastic rolls to protect healthcare workers.
“Over the past several weeks, our more than 26,000 Lowe’s Canada associates have worked around the clock to ensure our retail and Pro customers have access to the essential products they need to keep their families safe, their essential businesses running, and their communities healthy,” said Tony Hurst, President of Lowe’s Canada.
“With the initiatives announced today, we want to contribute to meeting other types of essential needs within our communities.” said Tony Hurst,
The announcement builds on measures already taken by Lowes to support associates, such as offering emergency paid leave, providing hourly associates with a special payment to recognize that they and their families may be experiencing unplanned expenses and hardships during this time, temporarily increasing hourly wages through the month of April.