Since 2008, over $16.6 million has been raised by Safeway, together with our customers and employees, in support of people with intellectual and physical disabilities. 100% of the funds raised in Safeway stores go directly to our charitable partners.
In partnership with Easter Seals, Special Olympics and Muscular Dystrophy Canada, Safeway has been able to support critical research and send thousands of children with disabilities and their siblings to camp. We provide support for over 1,000 Special Olympics athletes annually and have donated hundreds of pieces of specialized mobility equipment in an effort to help make muscles move.
Safeway also partners with local agencies, across Western Canada and Northwestern Ontario, to provide support and meaningful work experiences for people with disabilities. Throughout our operations, we proudly employ over 500 people with a variety of physical and intellectual disabilities.