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Jun 12 2013

Kirmac Collision & Autoglass Donates $163K to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation for 2013 Miracle Weekend


COQUITLAM, BRITISH COLUMBIA, June 5, 2013 – Kirmac Collision & Autoglass donated $163 thousand to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation Miracle Weekend telethon that ran June 1 to 2 in Vancouver.

The contribution comes as part of the British Columbia-based collision repair company’s charitable program, “Kirmac Cares for Kids,” which donates a percentage of earned income from each vehicle repair to the Foundation.

“We’re really excited with the way the Kirmac Cares for Kids program has gained momentum with our customers, employees, and business partners as it’s allowed us to come back each year with a bigger cheque,” said Kirmac CEO Ian McIntosh. “Our company looks forward to this event each year because we know all our hard work and customer support is making a difference for the families who rely on the services of BC Children’s Hospital.”

Donations to the Miracle Weekend are used to support the purchase of life-saving equipment, research into the treatment, prevention, and cure of childhood diseases, recruitment, and educational programs for caregivers, and programs in communities throughout the province.

The Kirmac Cares for Kids program started in June 2011 and involves all of the company’s 11 BC lower mainland locations. Kirmac employees contribute through activities such as Jeans Day Friday and regular payroll deductions.

In the first three years of the program, Kirmac has donated over $435 thousand to the Foundation.

Overall, the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation raised over $18.3 million during this year’s annual fundraiser telethon, setting a new record.

To find out more about the Kirmac Cares for Kids program, please visit www.kirmaccaresforkids.com.