Sherway Gardens Donates $32,746 To Sleeping Children Around The World

Top Quote Sherway Gardens presents Sleeping Children Around the World with a cheque for $32,746 during a special photo opportunity on January 19, 2011 in the Sherway Management Office. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 13, 2011 - After the tremendous success of the 2010 award-winning Santa Experience, Sherway Gardens (Hwy 427 & the QEW) is pleased to present a cheque for $32,746 to Sleeping Children Around the World, a locally based charity that provides bedkits for needy children in developing countries, during a special presentation on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 11am in the Sherway Management office located at Door 3. For more information, call 416-621-1070 or visit

    Sherway Gardens' General Manager, Andy Traynor and Senior Marketing Director Elena Price will present Dave Dryden, chairman of Sleeping Children Around the World, with the cheque for $32,746 during this special photo opportunity.

    "Since 2002, Sherway Gardens has proudly donated 100% of the proceeds from the Santa Experience to Sleeping Children Around the World," states Elena Price, Marketing Director, Sherway Gardens. "To date, $172,115 has been raised through ticket sales for the Santa Experience, with 2010 being the most successful year."

    The Sherway Gardens Santa Experience is an entertaining and interactive play session that features singalongs, dancing and story reading where children share their wishes with Santa and pose for an informal picture.

    "It's such a great thing to think that a happy time such as Christmas, where our children our celebrating and having their pictures taken with Santa, can lead to many kids overseas getting bedkits," states Dave Dryden, Chairman, Sleeping Children Around The World. "As a result of the support Sleeping Children Around The World has received from Sherway Gardens, we have been able to provide approximately 6,000 bedkits to children in countries around the world including India, Kenya, the Philippines, Uganda, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Honduras and Bangladesh. We can't thank them enough."

    Sleeping Children Around the World provides bedkits to children of any race and/or religion who will benefit the most; typically being located in underdeveloped and developing countries. No portion of a bedkit donation is spent on administration - 100% reaches a needy child. Each bedkit consists of a mat or mattress, pillow, sheet, blanket, mosquito net (if applicable), clothes outfit, towel and school supplies. Bedkit contents vary from country to country depending upon local needs. Visit for more information.

    About Sherway Gardens:

    Sherway Gardens is a Cadillac Fairview property, one of North America's largest investors, owners and managers of commercial real estate. For over 50 years, Cadillac Fairview has been leading the way in commercial real estate with innovative design, development and management. With a portfolio valued at more than $17 billion, Cadillac Fairview and its affiliates own and manage 84 properties across North America. Cadillac Fairview is wholly-owned by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, which invests to secure the retirement income of 284,000 active and retired teachers in Ontario.

    Sherway Gardens is a leading fashion shopping destination. Officially opened in 1971, the centre covers 972,540 square feet of leasable space, has 205 shops and services, and is be home to many influential retailers such as Apple, Michael Kors, Bench, Coach, Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma, Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie and Hollister. Current anchors include Sears, The Bay, Holt Renfrew and Sporting Life. Sherway Gardens is a winner of numerous awards for excellence in Marketing and Operations, including several Maple Leaf Awards from the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC). It attracts 12 million visitors annually. For more information please visit

    For further information contact:
    Peter Ashworth / Ashley Lloyd; Ashworth Associates; 416-603-6005; peter ( @ ) ashworthassociates dot com / ashley ( @ ) ashworthassociates dot com

    Elena Price; Senior Marketing Director; Sherway Gardens; 416-621-1071 ext 7020; pricee ( @ ) cadillacfairview dot com

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