Save on Foods staff dyed their hair pink after reaching their fundraising targets in the last Round Up For Kids campaign. File photo

Fernie shoppers raise nearly $3k for kids

Save on Foods staff to paint their faces on April 11 for Round Up For Kids campaign

Save on Foods’ latest Round Up For Kids campaign has raised $2964 for Child Health BC, exceeding their fundraising goal by $964.

From January to December 2018, the Fernie supermarket has raised $11,000 for the BC Children’s Hospital initiative, which aims to improve the health status and health outcomes of B.C.’s children by building an integrated and accessible system of service.

The money was raised with the help of shoppers who rounded up their bill to the nearest dollar. The ‘rounded up’ portion of their bill was donated to Child Health BC.

This year, each manager pledged to let the cashiers paint their face for a day if donations reached a certain threshold.

Dane Milliken (supervisor) set his goal at $1600, Kathy Kichler (meat manager) set her goal at $1600, Millie Hallam (deli manager) set her goal at $2200 and Lori Dvork (assistant store manager) set her goal at $2500.

Store manager Ryan Nesbitt set his goal at $2800, while supervisors Marleigh Kalhood and Alex Frioult had goals of $3100 and $3400, respectively.

Even though some of them didn’t reach their goal, Frioult, Hallam, Kichler, Milliken and Kalhood will now face a day of work with face paint, to take place on Thursday, April 11 at 10 a.m.

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