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Regina’s NICU benefits from annual Co-op fundraiser

Sherwood Co-op

Sherwood Co-op’s Litres for Little Ones fundraiser celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2019, with a record total of $81,196 raised. Each year, the proceeds are donated to the Z99 Radiothon, in support of Regina General Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Since launching in 2015, the initiative has raised $329,817, making life better for countless babies and their families across southern Saskatchewan.

Each year, on a predetermined date in February or March, Sherwood Co-op donates 10 cents from every litre of gas sold at local Co-op gas bars. That amount is matched by the Co-op Refinery Complex. The proceeds are donated to Hospitals of Regina Foundation to support Regina’s NICU, which sees approximately 500 babies each year.  

“Supporting this cause is almost a no-brainer for us,” says Sherwood Co-op CEO Troy Verboom. “If we can have a positive effect on supporting the NICU and saving babies’ lives, why wouldn’t we? What organization wouldn’t want to support that?" 

We’re proud to support this cause through the Foundation, and equally proud that every dollar raised stays right here in our community to help the people that need it the most. 
“Credit has to go to our staff for how they buy into this initiative,” Verboom continues. “They make sure every customer knows that their gas purchase is helping to support Regina’s NICU. They do a great job of helping us get the message out to our customers.”
With the support of organizations like Sherwood Co-op, the Z99 Radiothon has raised more than $10 million over the past 32 years, helping the Foundation invest in leading edge, life-saving technology that has enhanced the medical teams’ ability to care for fragile newborns at the NICU.

 “Regina’s NICU is an incredibly important facility for families across southern Saskatchewan,” said Hospitals of Regina Foundation President and CEO Dino Sophocleous. “We are so grateful for the support of community-minded partners like Sherwood Co-op and the Co-op Refinery Complex in helping us equip the unit with the technology needed to save the lives of hundreds of babies each year.”

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