|By PR Newswire||
|August 12, 2014 09:01 AM EDT||
BRAMPTON, ON, Aug. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - President's Choice® Children's Charity (PCCC), one of the largest corporate charities in Canada, is celebrating its 25th anniversary and the achievement of having granted $100 million helping more than 1.8 million children since 1989. PCCC provides grants to families whose children have physical or developmental disabilities, and to nutrition programs that fight childhood hunger.
To mark its 25 years in operation and its $100 million in grants, President's Choice® Children's Charity documented the real mornings of families and schools whose stories beautifully illustrate the charity's efforts to help kids do anything. The video, titled Real Mornings, is available on YouTube to view and share. President's Choice® Children's Charity will donate $1 or one meal to help kids do anything for every time the video is shared, to a total of $1-million or half-a-million meals.
The video brings the following stories to life:
- Zach who is a triplet, one of five kids. He was born with cerebral palsy. Physical therapy and specialized education programs help him keep up with his siblings.
- Klein who relies on his family's wheelchair accessible van to help him and his family go more places together.
- Waverley was born with Rett syndrome, which limits her ability to communicate. Her tablet, a custom app and special training help give her a voice.
- St. Mary Catholic School was founded in 1854 and serves a diverse community in the downtown area of Toronto. More than 70 per cent of its students take part in their snack program.
- The Niji Mahkwa School in Winnipeg integrates traditional and cultural teachings. More than 75 per cent of its students rely on the breakfast program offered at the school.
"For 25 years, we've been helping kids do anything, contributing to millions of wonderful stories in the process," said Peggy Hornell, Executive Director, President's Choice® Children's Charity. "We thank each of the families and schools who provided their unscripted moments for our video. They haven't just captured our hearts, they capture the spirit of our charity."
To view and share using #pccchelpskids, go to YouTube and search "Real Mornings" or click here.
Thank you to Loblaw Companies Limited for funding the cost of administration and operations of the President's Choice® Children's Charity, ensuring that 100 per cent of every dollar donated goes to helping kids and their families.
For more information about President's Choice® Children's Charity or to apply for a grant please visit pc.ca/charity or call 1-866-996-9918.
About President's Choice® Children's Charity
President's Choice® Children's Charity is celebrating 25 years committed to helping children with disabilities and fighting childhood hunger. The cost of administration and operations of the charity is funded by Loblaw Companies Limited, ensuring that 100 per cent of every dollar donated goes to helping kids and their families. The charity offers funding across Canada and dollars are granted in the region in which they are raised. Since 1989, the charity has awarded $100 million, supporting more than 1.8 million children. For more information on the President's Choice® Children's Charity or to donate online, visit pc.ca/charity.
About Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX: L)
Loblaw Companies Limited is Canada's food and pharmacy leader, the nation's largest retailer, and the majority unitholder of Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust. Loblaw provides Canadians with grocery, pharmacy, health and beauty, apparel, general merchandise, banking, and wireless mobile products and services. With more than 2,300 corporate, franchised and Associate-owned locations, Loblaw, its franchisees, and Associate-owners employ approximately 192,000 full- and part-time employees, making it one of Canada's largest private sector employers.
Loblaw's purpose - Live Life Well - puts first the needs and well-being of Canadians who make one billion transactions annually in the companies' stores. Loblaw is positioned to meet and exceed those needs in many ways: convenient locations; more than 1,050 grocery stores that span the value spectrum from discount to specialty; full-service pharmacies at more than 1,250 Shoppers Drug Mart® and Pharmaprix® locations and more than 500 Loblaw locations PC Financial® no-fee banking; affordable Joe Fresh® fashion and family apparel; and three of Canada's top consumer brands in Life Brand®, no name® and President's Choice®. Through the PC Plus™ and Shoppers Optimum® loyalty programs, more than one in every three Canadians are rewarded for shopping with the companies.
SOURCE President's Choice Children's Charity
Video with caption: "Video: To mark its 25 years in operation and its $100 million in grants, President's Choice® Children's Charity documented the real mornings of families and schools whose stories beautifully illustrate the charity's efforts to help kids do anything.". Video available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/cgi-bin/playback.cgi?file=20140812_C9982_VIDEO_EN_42398.mp4&posterurl=http://photos.newswire.ca/images/20140812_C9982_PHOTO_EN_42398.jpg&clientName=President%27s%20Choice%20Children%27s%20Charity&caption=Video%3A%20To%20mark%20its%2025%20years%20in%20operation%20and%20its%20%24100%20million%20in%20grants%2C%20President%27s%20Choice%26%23174%3B%20Children%27s%20Charity%20documented%20the%20real%20mornings%20of%20families%20and%20schools%20whose%20stories%20beautifully%20illustrate%20the%20charity%27s%20efforts%20to%20help%20kids%20do%20anything%2E&title=PRESIDENT%27S%20CHOICE%20CHILDREN%27S%20CHARITY%20%2D%20President%27s%20Choice%26%23174%3B%20Children%27s%20Charity%20Celebrates%20Silver%20Anniversary%2C%20Marks%20%24100%20Million%20in%20Grants&headline=President%27s%20Choice%26%23174%3B%20Children%27s%20Charity%20Celebrates%20Silver%20Anniversary%2C%20Marks%20%24100%20Million%20in%20Grants
SYS-CON Events announced today that the "Second Containers & Microservices Expo" will take place November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Containers and microservices have become topics of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities.
Aug. 4, 2015 03:48 PM EDT
The Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), which enables organizations to seamlessly run in a hybrid cloud model (public + private cloud), is here to stay. IDC estimates that the software-defined networking market will be valued at $3.7 billion by 2016. Security is a key component and benefit of the SDDC, and offers an opportunity to build security 'from the ground up' and weave it into the environment from day one. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Reuven Harrison, CTO and Co-Founder of Tufin,...
Aug. 4, 2015 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 572
Scrum Alliance has announced the release of its 2015 State of Scrum Report. Almost 5,000 individuals and companies worldwide participated in this year's survey. Most organizations in the market today are still leading and managing under an Industrial Age model. Not only is the speed of change growing exponentially, Agile and Scrum frameworks are showing companies how to draw on the full talents and capabilities of those doing the work in order to continue innovating for success.
Aug. 4, 2015 02:45 PM EDT
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev, a software development company, will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MobiDev is a software development company with representative offices in Atlanta (US), Sheffield (UK) and Würzburg (Germany); and development centers in Ukraine. Since 2009 it has grown from a small group of passionate engineers and business managers to a full-scale mobi...
Aug. 4, 2015 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 384
Between the compelling mockups and specs produced by your analysts and designers, and the resulting application built by your developers, there is a gulf where projects fail, costs spiral out of control, and applications fall short of requirements. In his session at @DevOpsSummit, Charles Kendrick, CTO and Chief Architect at Isomorphic Software, presented a new approach where business and development users collaborate – each using tools appropriate to their goals and expertise – to build mocku...
Aug. 4, 2015 01:30 PM EDT
Container technology is sending shock waves through the world of cloud computing. Heralded as the 'next big thing,' containers provide software owners a consistent way to package their software and dependencies while infrastructure operators benefit from a standard way to deploy and run them. Containers present new challenges for tracking usage due to their dynamic nature. They can also be deployed to bare metal, virtual machines and various cloud platforms. How do software owners track the usag...
Aug. 4, 2015 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 291
SYS-CON Events announced today that VividCortex, the monitoring solution for the modern data system, will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The database is the heart of most applications, but it’s also the part that’s hardest to scale, monitor, and optimize even as it’s growing 50% year over year. VividCortex is the first unified suite of database monitoring tools specifically desi...
Aug. 4, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 111
Graylog, Inc., has added the capability to collect, centralize and analyze application container logs from within Docker. The Graylog logging driver for Docker addresses the challenges of extracting intelligence from within Docker containers, where most workloads are dynamic and log data is not persisted or stored. Using Graylog, DevOps and IT Ops teams can pinpoint the root cause of problems to deliver new applications faster and minimize downtime.
Aug. 4, 2015 11:45 AM EDT
As Marc Andreessen says software is eating the world. Everything is rapidly moving toward being software-defined – from our phones and cars through our washing machines to the datacenter. However, there are larger challenges when implementing software defined on a larger scale - when building software defined infrastructure. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Boyan Ivanov, CEO of StorPool, provided some practical insights on what, how and why when implementing "software-defined" in the datacent...
Aug. 4, 2015 11:30 AM EDT Reads: 114
Learn how you can use the CoSN SEND II Decision Tree for Education Technology to make sure that your K–12 technology initiatives create a more engaging learning experience that empowers students, teachers, and administrators alike.
Aug. 4, 2015 09:30 AM EDT Reads: 112
Mobile, social, Big Data, and cloud have fundamentally changed the way we live. “Anytime, anywhere” access to data and information is no longer a luxury; it’s a requirement, in both our personal and professional lives. For IT organizations, this means pressure has never been greater to deliver meaningful services to the business and customers.
Aug. 4, 2015 08:45 AM EDT Reads: 258
In a recent research, analyst firm IDC found that the average cost of a critical application failure is $500,000 to $1 million per hour and the average total cost of unplanned application downtime is $1.25 billion to $2.5 billion per year for Fortune 1000 companies. In addition to the findings on the cost of the downtime, the research also highlighted best practices for development, testing, application support, infrastructure, and operations teams.
Aug. 4, 2015 07:00 AM EDT Reads: 224
"We've just seen a huge influx of new partners coming into our ecosystem, and partners building unique offerings on top of our API set," explained Seth Bostock, Chief Executive Officer at IndependenceIT, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Aug. 3, 2015 11:00 PM EDT Reads: 705
SYS-CON Events announced today that HPM Networks will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For 20 years, HPM Networks has been integrating technology solutions that solve complex business challenges. HPM Networks has designed solutions for both SMB and enterprise customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Aug. 3, 2015 06:45 PM EDT Reads: 547
As organizations shift towards IT-as-a-service models, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and now cloud environments grows with it. CommVault can ensure protection and E-Discovery of your data – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud, or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enterprise. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Randy De Meno, Chief Technologist - Windows Products and Microsoft Partnerships at Com...
Aug. 3, 2015 03:30 PM EDT