APS Donates 6,872 gifts to the Stollery

December 9, 2011

Edmonton - The holidays promise to be a bit brighter for children at the Stollery Children's Hospital this season thanks to a donation of 6,872 gifts from employees at Alberta Pensions Services Corporation (APS).

"This is a phenomenal result for a small corporation of 230 employees," says President and CEO Monica Norminton. "To contribute on such a grand scale is a testament to the commitment and generosity of APS employees."

The gifts are the result of the "12 days of Christmas Campaign" which saw 15 teams engaging in friendly competition. Teams received a point for each item they brought in from the "Item of the Day List" which covered gifts for all age groups from infants to teenagers.

The Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation thanked APS employees for caring and sharing. "Everything we do is for the kids, so when we see people in the community sharing that purpose we are more touched than words can say," said Jennifer Wood, Foundation President & CEO. "Because of people like those at Alberta Pensions Services, we're sending more children home to be with their families than ever before. Their monthly giving, Casual for a Cause and the recent 12 Days of Christmas programs all show how much they care about making sure we can continue to help the kids."

The gift drive is the latest effort in support of APS employees' charity of choice. In addition to the gifts, employees have raised $14,870 for the Stollery in 2011 with one more fundraising event planned before the end of the year.

For more information contact:

Tracy Balash
Director, Communications
780-391-3450