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Sears and Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada Celebrate the Holidays with a Limited Edition Gift Card

Gift Cards on sale at Sears starting December 4

TORONTO, Dec. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Sears Canada has partnered with Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada (BGCC) to produce limited edition Holiday gift cards.  A national contest was held, with submissions received from youth in Clubs across the country.  Three submissions were selected, and each of the three artists won a $500 Sears gift card and a pizza lunch for that child's club.

Sears congratulates the following youth on their winning submissions:

Tyra, age 19 - Boys and Girls Club of Yorkton
Lina, age 13 - Fraserview Boys and Girls Club
Raven, age 6 - McCauley Boys and Girls Club

Starting today, these limited edition gift cards will be sold at Sears retail stores and online at www.sears.ca/giftcard. Sears will donate $1 from the sale of each limited edition gift card to Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada up to the amount of $25,000.

"Sears has been a supporter of Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada for over 47 years and since 2001 has provided over $2 million in support to Boys and Girls Clubs after-school programs across Canada," said Doug Campbell, President and CEO, Sears Canada.  "Sears continues to show its commitment to the healthy development of Canadian youth through the annual charity golf tournament, Tree of Wishes Holiday gift program with Sears retail stores, annual charity plush toy sales and Sears After-School Enhancement Grants."

"We are so proud of Raven, Lina and Tyra and of the hundreds of Club youth who entered the contest," said Pam Jolliffe, President and CEO, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada. "It's a wonderful opportunity for children and youth to express their creativity, while helping Clubs across Canada at the same time.  We are thankful to Sears for including Boys and Girls Clubs in their holiday celebrations and for their long-standing commitment to Canada's young people." 

About Sears Canada

Sears Canada is a multi-channel retailer with a network that includes 181 corporate stores, 241 hometown dealer stores, over 1,400 catalogue and online merchandise pick-up locations, 101 Sears Travel offices and a nationwide home maintenance, repair, and installation network. The Company also publishes Canada's most extensive general merchandise catalogue and offers shopping online at www.sears.ca.

About Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada

Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada is dedicated to supporting and encouraging children and youth as they grow and develop. We are a national charity serving 200,000 young people in more than 650 locations across Canada. We listen to their opinions and ideas, applaud their accomplishments, lend support during their struggles and provide ways to explore their interests and talents.  With this encouragement they develop the confidence and sense of belonging that helps them succeed in school, form positive relationships and mature into responsible, caring adults. For over 110 years we have welcomed children, youth and their families into clubs that reflect the diversity of Canada in small and large cities, rural communities and First Nations Reserves. Visit www.bgccan.com and follow us at www.facebook.com/bgccan and www.twitter.com/bgccan.

SOURCE Sears Canada Inc.

Image with caption: "Tyra, age 19, Boys and Girls Club of Yorkton (CNW Group/Sears Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131204_C7498_PHOTO_EN_34303.jpg

Image with caption: "Raven, age 6, McCauley Boys and Girls Club (CNW Group/Sears Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131204_C7498_PHOTO_EN_34301.jpg

Image with caption: "Lina, age 13, Fraserview Boys and Girls Club (CNW Group/Sears Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131204_C7498_PHOTO_EN_34299.jpg

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