Safeway wraps up ‘Friends’ campaign

After a successful campaign supporting the Fort Frances Friends of Animals as their annual charity this year, employees at the local Canada Safeway store will wait a while before picking one for 2002.
“We haven’t started any of that yet,” trainee manager Hans Holland said Tuesday.
“We usually get the staff together and vote on what charity we want to support late in the year. But we’ll definitely start before the new year,” he added.
Holland said he wasn’t whether the decision would be made strictly among store staff or whether they would seek public input. Last year’s public appeal for possible charities was former assistant manager Dale Fortes’ idea.
In related news, the local Safeway came third in its region for this year’s fundraising campaign, bringing in about $32,000 for Friends of Animals to help build a shelter here.
The Dryden store, which is now run by Fortes, was tops, raising $42,000 for its charity, while the Kenora store came in second ($34,000).