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CARSTAR Red Deer raises over $7500 for Shine Month

By Jeff Sanford

Red Deer, Alberta -- July 9, 2015 -- June is now the dedicated Shine Month at CARSTAR, with stores in the chain committed to fundraising for the research and treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF).

The stand-out store was the outlet in Red Deer, Alberta. Owned and operated by Darryl Hemstreet, the outlet raised over $7600 for CF last month. This is an impressive amount.

"We try to do a good job each year. But we did really good this year,” says Hemstreet. He credits his employees with the strong showing. Over the month, every production hour employee donated $2 to the charity. Team members also sold raffle tickets to win a Playstation or new Samsung tablet.

“The staff worked hard to come up with this money. We all know we have a bigger a responsibility than just coming to work. We try to cultivate that kind of attitude around here,” says Hemstreet.

The team generated $4,000 with the “gift of time,” and another $3,000 from the raffle. One hundred percent of the money was donated to the local CF chapter.

For more information, please visit carstar.ca.


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