Red Apple Stores Inc. Gears Up for Their 2018 Annual Christmas Toy Drive!

Attention: News Desk

Mississauga, November 15, 2018 – We’re approaching the most wonderful time of the year – Christmas – and today, The Bargain! Shop® and Red Apple® stores are gearing up for their annual Toy Drive!

Celebrate Giving With Our Annual Toy Drive – November 17th to December 8th, 2018
“We’re excited once again this year to hold our Annual Toy Drive!” Wolff exclaimed. Between Saturday, November 17th and Saturday, December 8th, every store from coast to coast will collect toy donations for their local charity-partner to ensure that children in need in their communities have a fun and magical season. “In 2017, with the kind support of our generous Customers, we raised over $650,000 in toys and this year, we aim to collect the same to make it a truly wonderful Christmas for children in small communities across Canada.”

Customers will be wowed by the selection of brand name and licensed toys and games, including the most popular picks from LOLTM Dolls, Hot WheelsTM, BarbieTM, ShopkinsTM, Fisher-Price®, PAW PatrolTM, Marvel AvengersTM, BatmanTM and more.

“Customers know that our stores are THE place to shop for all of their gift-giving needs, and this year, we’re excited to deliver toys from even bigger name brands at the great prices Customers expect to find in our stores,” said Clinton Wolff, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Give Back While Getting More This Christmas With Fill A Sleigh Day – December 8th, 2018
Following on a successful event last year, The Bargain! Shop and Red Apple stores are thrilled to do even more to help families experience the spirit of the holidays. When Customers shop in stores across Canada on Saturday, December 8th, they’ll be able to take part in festive fun and celebration, and 10% of all toy sales for the day will be donated to each store’s local charity of choice. Check with your local stores for details on the festivities for that special day.

“Through our Together We Care™ initiative, we are proudly committed to supporting and making a difference in our communities,” added Jill Jennings, Vice President of Human Resources who heads up Together We Care™ for Red Apple Stores Inc. “The Bargain! Shop and Red Apple stores annual Thanksgiving Food Drive was a huge success, collecting over $114,000 in non perishable donations to help bring support to families in need and our Toy Drive and Fill A Sleigh Day programs are just another way we are giving back.”

About Red Apple Stores Inc.
Red Apple Stores Inc. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation) is a chain of over 140 general merchandise stores, proudly serving Canadians in small communities under The Bargain! Shop and Red Apple banners. For more than 20 years, we’ve been your trusted neighbourhood store, providing the best value to Customers through convenient locations, quality products and our signature super friendly service.

In addition to great values on everyday needs, we strive to continuously delight our Customers by providing the brand names they want on fashion, toys, food and home products – all at significant savings!

We take great pride in serving our communities and aim to do our part to give back to the communities in which we do business. We are proud to partner with many local charities throughout the year to raise funds in support of the towns where our Customers and Associates live and work.

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