While summer comes to an end and the cooler temperatures begin to settle, Canadians are clearly still crazy for Slurpees as they helped to raise $63,547 by naming their price for a large Slurpee on 7-Eleven Canada’s Name Your Price Day. For 7-Eleven Canada’s sixth year supporting a Canadian charity, this year one hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to Food Banks Canada, supporting local food banks in 7-Eleven communities. To date, 7-Eleven’s Name Your Price Day has raised over $370,000 for Canadian local charities.
Slurpee fans from B.C. to Ontario showed their generosity on Thursday, September 19, but it was Manitoba residents who led the charge and donated the most for their Slurpee drinks. Manitoba’s success was largely due to the city of Winnipeg, which raised the largest amount of donations within the province.
Every $1 donated generates three meals through Food Banks Canada, meaning Slurpee fans provided 190,641 meals to families in need. These donations have a significant impact on individuals across 7-Eleven communities, who depend on support from their local food banks.
“Year over year we’re excited for the opportunity to enable our customers to make a difference in their communities with the simple act of purchasing a Slurpee” says Norman Hower, Vice President and General Manager of 7-Eleven Canada. “Slurpee fans have again demonstrated their generosity and commitment to their communities.”
For more information about Name Your Price Day, visit www.Slurpee.ca/nypd.
7-Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience retailing industry. Based in Dallas, Texas, 7-Eleven operates, franchises and/or licenses more than 66,000 7-Eleven stores in 17 countries, including 11,600 in North America. Find out more about 7-Eleven Canada at www.7-Eleven.ca.