Because we also love watching the concerts.
And the games. And everything you do.
Our store managers and other staff are passionate about supporting causes in the local communities that are important to our customers and our towns. We believe communities thrive when we all work together.
what we do
Each of our stores donate food to nearby food banks. We have the food and the food banks have the systems in place to get it to the people who need it, so it works out very well.
Supporting a variety of local fundraisers and events is the everyday way Askew’s builds community relationships. Several times throughout the year we give to local groups who make donation requests to us at the store level.
We support local organizations providing humanitarian support, youth and adult sports, town celebrations and many more. Chances are we can help, whether it’s a gift card donation or a larger community sponsorship opportunity.
Roots and Blues Festival, men’s and women’s golf, archery, figure skating, baseball, soccer, swimming, the Shuswap Food Action Co-op, Downtown Salmon Arm (formerly the DIA), the Armstrong Lions Club, Caravan Theatre, Kindale, Armstrong Metal Fest, Salmon Arm Arts Centre are some of the groups we have given to recently.
If you have questions about our donation policy or have a community group you would like us to support, please contact the store manager at your local store.
While our store donations provide the backbone of our community giving, we also give back through our Head Office and have worked with Haney Heritage Village, 4-H Club, Salmon Arm Silverbacks, the Hospital Foundation, Canadian Mental Health Association, the Salmon Arm Writer’s Festival, the Salmon Arm Fall Fair, Salmon Arm Tennis Club, Salmon Arm Rotary Clubs including the School lunch program and the Musical Ride.
Overall, our community giving exceeds 5% of our total net profits each year.