Red Apple Stores and The Bargain! Shop Raise Over $831,000 in their Annual Together We Care® Toy Drive To Support Local Communities

Mississauga, ON, December 15, 2021 – Red Apple Stores and The Bargain! Shop are proud to announce that once again Customers from across Canada generously donated to make this years’ annual Together We Care® Toy Drive and Fill-a-Sleigh Day a huge success.

Since 2016, the annual three-week-long Together We Care® Toy Drive, which culminates with Fill-a-Sleigh Day, has brought together Red Apple and The Bargain! Shop stores with local charities to ensure that all children in the communities they do business have something to look forward to on Christmas morning.

This year, through Customer donations combined with Red Apple Stores’ financial contribution, The Together We Care® Toy Drive raised a record-breaking total of $831,496 worth of toys and gifts, surpassing their goal of $650,000. The Company will donate $121,757 in cash to local charities, representing 10% of all in-store sales on Fill-a-Sleigh Day. Since 2014, The Together We Care® Toy Drive has raised a total of $5.1 million in toys, gifts, and cash in communities across the country!

“Christmas spirit has never been stronger and our Customers from coast to coast showed up in record numbers this year to support their local community, both with their toy drive donations as well as through shopping in Red Apple and The Bargain! Shop stores on Fill-a-Sleigh Day.” said Clinton Wolff, President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Apple Stores.

“We believe every child should wake up Christmas morning with a gift under the tree, and we know that our Customers agree, as shown by their ongoing support of our annual Toy Drive and Fill-a-Sleigh Day initiatives,” observed Dave Johnson, Vice President of Store Operations. “Their kind donations will mean an even merrier Christmas for more children across Canada.”

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About Red Apple Stores

Red Apple Stores ULC is Canada’s favourite chain of over 140 small-town general merchandise retail stores.

For the past 20 years, our stores— branded as The Bargain! Shop or Red Apple—have been your reputable neighbourhood retailers, who bring you big-name brands, quality products, and big savings at convenient locations in your small towns. We offer some of the best deals and unexpected finds on your everyday needs, and we continually strive to excite and delight our Customers with all the brand-name toys, home products, food, and fashion— but at low, affordable prices! We are known in our communities for our super-friendly Customer service, creating a welcoming environment for shoppers by treating Customers with dignity and respect.

One of our core values is serving our communities. From holiday food and toy drives to other charitable events throughout the year, we love giving back to the neighbourhoods in which we do business.

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Contact Information

Jill Jennings, Vice President Human Resources,