Calgary Co-op fundraising campaign – Fuel Good Day – raises $57,000 for local community organizations

 

September 21, 2017 – Calgary and area residents filled up and fueled good on Tuesday, September 19 in support of Fuel Good Day, raising $57,000 by choosing to fill up at Calgary Co-op Gas Bar locations.

“For every litre of gas or diesel purchased from Calgary Co-op Gas Bars on Fuel Good Day, five cents was donated to local community organizations,” said Woody Stelnicki, Managing Director, Petroleum. “By filling up at Calgary Co-op, our members were able to support many great causes.”

All proceeds raised from the one-day only fundraiser went to local community organizations Brown Bagging for Calgary Kids, Canadian Legacy Project and CUPS in Calgary, Helping Hands 4-H Multi Club in Airdrie, the Okotoks Food Bank, the Salvation Army in High River and the Strathmore Store Front School.

“As a cooperative business, we couldn’t be happier with the response we received from our members and the cooperative spirit that inspired this fundraising campaign,” said Karen Allan, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, Events and Charitable Giving.

About Calgary Co-op

Owned by members, Calgary Co-op is one of the largest retail co-operatives in North America. Our locations in Calgary, Airdrie, Cochrane, High River, Okotoks and Strathmore include: food centres, pharmacies, gas bars, car washes, commercial cardlocks, home health care centres, and wine, spirits and beer locations. With over 460,000 members, 3,850 employees, assets of $565 million and annual sales of $1.18 billion, Calgary Co-op was recognized as one of Alberta's Top 70 Employers of 2017, and is committed to delivering an exceptional customer experience through inspired team members. 

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For further information, please contact:

Robyn Soper
Senior Communications and Events Coordinator
Calgary Co-operative Association Limited
Office: 403.219.6025 ext. 6912
Cell: 403-700-2619
rsoper@calgarycoop.com