Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Dozens of Saskatchewan performers hit the stage this weekend at Telemiracle, showing off their talent and bringing thousands of dollars of donations that were matched by PotashCorp.
“It’s humbling to partner with groups and individuals who are so committed to making Telemiracle a success,” said Rhonda Speiss, PotashCorp’s Manager of Community Investment. “They work hard to raise funds in their communities and we are thrilled to give these donations a boost.”
PotashCorp pledged to match all donations from Saskatchewan performers, up to a total of $150,000. They brought in a total of $181,805; with PotashCorp’s matching gift the grand total became $331,805.
Since 2008, PotashCorp has donated nearly $2 million to Telemiracle. Employees from the company also volunteered during the weekend, answering phones to take pledges from callers.
“We’re thrilled with how our Saskatchewan Talent rose to the challenge. Their performances are always top notch but they also raise so much money for Telemiracle. The PotashCorp match was a motivating factor to help them push even harder this year.” said Darcy Wildeman, Telemiracle 41 Chair.
The grand total raised this year at Telemiracle was $5,000,274. Through Telemiracle dollars, the Kinsmen Foundation provides mobility equipment, community vans, equipment for hospitals and health centers and also assists individuals with their travel costs to get to medical facilities. The Foundation has been active in the province since 1971, establishing Telemiracle in 1976 as its major fund-raiser. The telethon is known as “Saskatchewan’s Charity.”
As the world’s largest crop nutrient company, PotashCorp plays an integral role in global food production. The company produces the three essential nutrients required to help farmers grow healthier, more abundant crops. With global population rising and diets improving in developing countries, crop nutrients such as potash, phosphates and nitrogen offer a responsible and practical solution to help produce the food we need, from the land we have.
For further information please contact:
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Manager, Community Investment
Phone: (306) 933-8544
Public Relations Chair
Phone: (306) 270-2325
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