Giant Tiger Donates Over 700 Snowsuits to the Snowsuit Fund

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 5, 2013) - Early this morning, Giant Tiger Stores Limited pulled up one of its trailers to The Snowsuit Fund depot with a much needed surprise! The Giant Tiger team dropped off 700 snowsuits to help replenish stock before the cold weather arrives. Friendly, the Giant Tiger, helped to unload the snowsuits and greeted the hardworking staff at this longstanding Ottawa based charitable organization.

"Giant Tiger has been a supporter of the Snowsuit Fund for many years," says Lauren Moir, Vice President of Marketing for Giant Tiger Stores Limited. "As a community centered company, Giant Tiger understands the important role that the Snowsuit Fund plays, not only for the children who directly benefit but to their families and communities."

Last winter The Snowsuit Fund distributed over 15,000 new snowsuits and has been keeping children warm for 31 years.

The depot is now open for the 2013-2014 season. Hours of operation are Tuesday to Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm.

About Giant Tiger

In 1961, Giant Tiger Stores Limited opened its first store in Ottawa. The business was started with a very simple idea - keep the cost of operation low and sell a large volume of merchandise at everyday low prices. It is the adherence to this idea that has allowed Giant Tiger to grow to over 200 stores.

In 1968, another simple idea was incorporated into the Giant Tiger formula - franchising! Today most of our stores are franchised so our valued customers will be better served by having the owner is in the store. Giant Tiger franchise owners become members of the community, sharing community concerns and serving community needs. Giant Tiger also helps to bring communities together. In 2012, Giant Tiger donated more than $2 million to more than 700 local associations and charities across Canada.

Giant Tiger offers a large assortment of casual clothing and footwear for the entire family including many of the latest fashion items at the lowest possible price. The identical quality and fashion items offered by major chain stores are sold at Giant Tiger often at remarkably lower prices. In addition, Giant Tiger provides everyday needs for families in groceries, confectionery, pet food, cleaning supplies, housewares, stationery, toys and health and beauty products.

Giant Tiger checks out as Canada's low price Giant with our low prices every day, Ad Match Guarantee, Clawbacks throughout the store and our no time limit return policy. For more information about the company, please visit www.gianttiger.com, join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gianttiger or follow us on Twitter @GTboutique and on Four Square Giant Tiger Stores.

Giant Tiger, a proud Canadian company since… FOREVER! #CanadaPROUD

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Contact:

Giant Tiger Stores Limited

Alison Scarlett
Manager, Public Relations and Community Activation
ascarlett@gianttiger.com
www.gianttiger.com

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