Students fundraise against impaired driving

Until May 26, the public can help support Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving (OSAID) by making a donation at more than 620 LCBO stores throughout Ontario.

Donation boxes for OSAID will be displayed at LCBO checkout counters until them.

OSAID is a grass roots charity with 5,000 youth volunteers. For more than 25 years its volunteers have been promoting smart decisions among their peers to help reduce and eliminate impaired driving.

“We appreciate the support we receive from LCBO, its employees and especially its customers. LCBO’s province-wide store network and supportive staff enable OSAID to raise significant funds and increase public awareness of our charity,” said executive director of OSAID Matt Evans.

“These funds help us drive awareness among youth on the importance of making smart decisions and to help prevent tragedies caused by impaired driving.”

LCBO president Bob Peter said, “LCBO is pleased to partner with OSAID and provide support to a variety of worthy causes. Generous LCBO customers and staff improve the lives of countless Ontarians and help communities throughout the province.”

OSAID is one of 28 provincial, as well as numerous local charities, that benefit from LCBO’s donation box program in 2012. In 2011, LCBO raised a total of more than $6.2 million for charities through special programs and initiatives, of which $5.7 million was raised through in-store fundraising.