News & Events
December 5, 2013
For Immediate Release
LOCAL TANNING STUDIO TO RAISE $2,500 FOR FOOD BANKS
Bronze Baxx Tanning Studios gears up to raise crucial funds and awareness for the Calgary and Airdrie Food Bank
Calgary and Airdrie, AB- December 5, 2013 — Bronze Baxx Tanning Studios, a locally owned and operated small business has put forward the challenge to its staff, clients and the residents of Airdrie and Calgary to raise $2,500 in support of the Airdrie and Calgary Food Banks this holiday season.
“Any one of our clients, employees or their families could be in a situation where accessing the food bank for support is their only option for a hot meal. It’s important to us to support our clients, staff and the communities we are a part of by doing what we can to help ensure that no one goes hungry,” says owner, Rachel Ballman.
Ideally, the cost of food should not exceed 15% of the household budget, but unfortunately for low income families and individuals in our area, it can cost as much as 32% of their monthly budget. According to the Airdrie and Calgary Food Banks, almost 50% of their clientele are children in need.
“When Calgarians with financial challenges experience any slight change in their expenses, there is an immediate and serious impact on an already stretched income. Perhaps heating costs have taken a bite out of your budget because of the early cold weather. Maybe there is no paycheck this week because you had to stay home with your sick child. Then the added pressure of knowing there isn’t enough money for Christmas can take quite a toll. But that is why we are here – to provide temporary emergency food hampers to those in need,” says Shawna Ogston of the Calgary Food Bank.
Bronze Baxx Tanning Studios will be hosting three Fundraiser Fridays throughout December. Donate $10 at any of their locations on December 6th, 13th and 20th and receive a special gift from Bronze Baxx. All proceeds will be donated to the Airdrie and Calgary Food Banks.
“We at the Airdrie Food Bank are so thankful to Bronze Baxx Tanning Studios for their willingness to support those in need in the Communities of Calgary and Airdrie through their Fundraising Fridays initiative. Because of their heart for our communities we able to continue to meet the rising demand for our services at this time of year. Your generosity is a gift to all we serve. On their behalf we say thanks!” says Lori McRitchie, Executive Director, Airdrie Food Bank.
Bronze Baxx invites its neighbours in both Calgary, Airdrie and its surrounding communities to join them in the fight against hunger. “Every $1 donated allows the food bank to distribute $5 worth of food to families, individuals and children in need. Help us make an impact in our community. Help us raise $2,500 for the Calgary and Airdrie Food Banks,” adds Ballman.
About Bronze Baxx Tanning Studios
Bronze Baxx is a luxury tanning studio offering Calgary, Airdrie and its surrounding communities a world-class tanning experience with its perfect mix of state-of-the-art UV equipment, flawless airbrush spray tans, and highly trained tanning consultants dedicated to superior customer care. Bronze Baxx has four locations throughout Airdrie and Calgary.
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