Giant Tiger Stores Limited

Giant Tiger Stores Limited

November 01, 2011 10:34 ET

Media Advisory: Volunteers from Giant Tiger Put Down Their Pencils and Pick Up Their Hammers to Help Habitat for Humanity

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 1, 2011) - Workboots and hard hats are not usually part of their office wardrobe, but for 18 Giant Tiger volunteers, that will change this week. On November 1, 2 and 3, 2011, Giant Tiger staff will be offering assistance with Habitat for Humanity's next project – a retrofit on Hampstead Place in Ottawa, ON.

"What a great opportunity to offer hands-on assistance!" says Andy Gross, President and CEO of Giant Tiger Stores Limited. "It is in our nature to help and this is just another way that we can offer assistance to our customers – by supporting an organization that brings help to members of the communities we serve. Everyone should have a roof over their head and a place to call home. I will be there myself for one of the build days and can't wait to jump in."

Habitat for Humanity's mission is to ensure that everyone has a safe and decent place to live by building affordable housing with the help of volunteers and community partners such as Giant Tiger. They broke ground in Canada in 1985 and now, each year, about 50,000 volunteers work with 72 Habitat for Humanity affiliates nationwide.

Donna Hicks, Habitat NCR CEO, is thrilled. "Giant Tiger is our neighbour and we were so happy when they agreed to come on board to help with a very special project. They will be making a bungalow near CHEO totally accessible for a family of 7 with a young boy in a wheelchair."

Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers. To register, please contact the Ottawa affiliate at 170 - 2370 Walkley Rd, Ottawa, Ontario K1G 4H9 - - Phone: (613) 749-9950 ext. 224. Go to for more details.

About Giant Tiger:

Giant Tiger is the leading Canadian owned family discount store, providing on trend family fashions, groceries, and everyday needs at low prices that Canadians have come to love and expect. Established in 1961 in Ottawa's Byward Market, the privately held company has grown to over 200 locations across Canada and employs over 7,000 team members. The friendly local stores with the iconic yellow tiger logo are more than an affordable and convenient shopping experience for customers, they help bring communities together. Giant Tiger has a long-standing tradition of supporting surrounding communities. In 2010, Giant Tiger donated more than $2 million to more than 700 local associations across Canada. For more information about the company, please visit and, or join us on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter @GTboutique.

Contact Information

  • For media inquiries contact:
    Giant Tiger Stores Limited
    Janie Aker
    Manager, Special Events and Community Involvement