Vancouver, British Columbia | April 3, 2014 – For the past five years, Craftsman Collision has hosted the Make A Dent Food Drive in partnership with Overwaitea Foods, benefiting The Salvation Army. Thus far, the campaign effort has raised an overwhelming $148,000 for The Salvation Army in British Columbia.
The day long food drive event has proven to be an anticipated and highly successful event year after year – raising $33,862 in dollars and in‐kind donations in the 2013 Make a Dent campaign alone. Craftsman Collision generously pledges to match every item donated – for every can donated by a participating customer, two cans will make it onto a shelf at a local Salvation Army Community & Family Services operation.
The Make a Dent Food Drive is held at 12 participating Save–On–Foods and PriceSmart locations and continues to grow across the province each year. The Make a Dent event encourages customers to donate food items or cash, supporting the work of The Salvation Army and those individuals and families in need. All donations stay in the community in which they were donated.
Due to the efforts and support of Craftsman Collision through the food drive, this allows The Salvation Army’s Vancouver Community & Family Services to provide food hampers to over 700 families.
“We’re humbled by the efforts of our partners and grateful to see this event grow to become one of our significant annual charitable events.” Shared Patricia Cuff, Divisional Secretary for Public Relations & Development for The Salvation Army in British Columbia. “We want to thank Craftsman Collision for their continued dedication in hosting the Make A Dent Food Drive and for supporting all those in need across British Columbia. This is an organization dedicated to helping The Salvation Army in giving hope, dignity and opportunity throughout BC communities, and for that, we are grateful.”
About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non‐governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and everyday in 400 communities across Canada and more than 120 countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, providing shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction. When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community.