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Value Mobile is Giving Back as the Holiday Season Approaches
Mobile phones are expected to be one of the hottest items under the Christmas tree this year and one local retailer is helping turn sales into hope for kidney patients.
Value Mobile, an authorized retailer for Chatr Mobile, Fido and Wind Mobile, is generously making a donation to The Kidney Foundation of Canada for every activation during the month of November. The Kidney Foundation provides programs and services for the one in ten Canadians living with kidney disease and invests in research to work towards a world without kidney disease.
“We understand the significance of kidney disease and how prevalent it is becoming across the country, so we wanted to do something to give back,” said Bobby Maker, president of Value Mobile. “We’re proud to support such an important cause. Kidney disease affects everyone and people of Asian, South Asian, African/Caribbean and Hispanic descent are at greater risk, so this is a cause that’s especially important here in the Toronto area.”
Value Mobile has a long history of working with The Kidney Foundation, as Maker’s father had kidney disease. This fall, they were involved in bringing Indian music superstars Salim-Sulaiman to Mississauga for a special benefit concert in support of The Kidney Foundation and they provided annual donations to the Foundation as part of their holiday giving efforts.
“It’s a great organization and one that is near to our family’s heart,” Maker said. “The programs they offer are comprehensive and all-encompassing, providing benefits to not just patients, but their families and people that are at-risk but haven’t yet been diagnosed.”
The unique initiative represents an exciting opportunity for the future of fundraising, according to Anthony Tirone, Director of Philanthropy and Community Development for the Ontario Branch of The Kidney Foundation.
“More businesses are looking for innovative ways to become involved with the organizations they support,” Tirone said. “This campaign allows us to build new relationships with customers and employees alike, so it’s exciting for us. Raising awareness about kidney disease is a huge plus.”
There is no cure for kidney disease. Patients are treated either through dialysis, a process by which blood is cleaned through a machine, or transplantation. In Ontario, there are over 1,000 people currently waiting for a kidney transplant, representing approximately two-thirds of the entire organ donation waiting list.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada was created in 1964 and has helped Canadians living with kidney disease for over 50 years. It is the national volunteer organization committed to kidney health and improved lives for all people living with kidney disease.
To contact the Brampton Chapter:
1.800.387.4474 ext. 4120
Brampton* Chapter Volunteer Leadership Group
Joanne Geogre Cadore
* Volunteer-led Chapter
Employee Contact 905.278.3003 / 1.800.387.4474
Anthony Tirone, Director, Philanthrophy & Community Development Ext. 4962