MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - March 26, 2014) - easyhome Ltd. (TSX:EH), Canada's largest and North America's third largest merchandise leasing company, is pleased to announce the unveiling of the first of 100 brand new, fully renovated Boys and Girls Club kitchens.
To celebrate, easyhome's Senior Vice President of Development, Rick Atkinson and Director of Marketing, Catherine Oldham joined Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton's Executive Director, Glenn Harkness, to officially open the first easybites by easyhome kitchen in the Hamilton community.
Marking the 10th year as a proud supporter of Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada (BGCC), easyhome Ltd. has pledged to renovate 10 Boys and Girls Clubs kitchens a year for the next 10 years.
The first to enjoy a complete overhaul is the busy kitchen serving over 2,000 children, youth and families at the Ellis Avenue location of Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton. Whirlpool Canada has also contributed with a generous donation of new kitchen appliances.
"We believe in Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada and are delighted to launch the first easybites location in Hamilton," says David Ingram, President and Chief Executive Officer of easyhome Ltd. "This is the first of many, as we have committed to renovating 100 Boys and Girls Clubs kitchens across Canada. This is a large undertaking that will result in a total contribution of approximately $3,000,000. To date, our company and employees have raised over $900,000 in support of BGCC and together we have had a wide-ranging and positive impact on thousands of children, youth and families across Canada."
Boys and Girls Clubs across Canada strive to help young people make good food choices and develop healthy habits that will stay with them into adulthood.
For more than 60 years, Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton have been at the forefront of empowering and encouraging children and youth to live healthy lives. Over 4,000 children and youth living in Hamilton, and more than 200,000 across Canada, count on Boys and Girls Clubs for guidance and support. By providing young people with access to structured, enriching recreational and social programs outside of school, their peer relationships, emotional health and academic performance can flourish. Boys and Girls Club programs are relevant, affordable and accessible to all children and youth. The Clubs take a preventative approach to tackling a broad range of critical issues facing young people today including: fitness, education, nutrition, safety, youth employment, violence, sexuality, homelessness and substance abuse. To learn more, visit www.kboysandgirlsclub.com.
easyhome Ltd. is Canada's largest merchandise leasing Company and the third largest in North America, offering top quality, brand-name household furnishings, appliances and home electronic products to consumers under weekly or monthly leasing agreements through both corporate and franchise stores. In addition, the Company offers a variety of financial services, including loans, prepaid cards and cheque cashing through its easyfinancial services business. easyhome Ltd. is listed on the TSX under the symbol 'EH'. For more information, visit www.easyhome.ca.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton
905-549-2814 ext. 237