Canadian Tire donates 2400 litres of sanitizer to support local not-for-profits

Canadian Tire Courtenay’s Owner Bert Heeringa and General Manager Keith Pistell displaying the donated sanitizer.

Canadian Tire Courtenay has donated 2400 litres of sanitizer to the Comox Valley Community Foundation for distribution to local not-for-profits organizations.

“Sanitizer is an absolute necessity for local charities as they continue to provide services and programming for residents of the Comox Valley during this second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Bert Heeringa, Owner/Operator Canadian Tire Courtenay. “Recognizing that the purchase of sanitizer is an extra expense for many community organizations with already tight budgets, we wanted to assist them in reducing their costs and instead allow them to direct their funds in support of their clients and mission.”

“The Comox Valley Community Foundation is very happy to be able to support this initiative as it is yet another example of our community stepping up to assist our front-line agencies respond to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Matt Beckett, President of the Comox Valley Community Foundation. “The use of sanitizer contributes to good hand hygiene, clean surfaces and is invaluable to the many organizations in our community needing to ensure safe service.”

The sanitizer is packaged in 1 litre and 4 litre containers. Organizations may submit a request by visiting the grants CVCF website and completing the online form. The deadline for submitting a request is December 3.