October 30, 2023

Red River Co-op presented $55,000 to St.Amant Foundation on October 19th, 2023.

“We want to thank our members and customers who came out and supported our 2023 Fuel Good Day,” said Craig Gilpin, CEO of Red River Co-op. “The staff and volunteers at St. Amant Foundation work tirelessly and we are thrilled to be able to contribute funds, thanks to our members and customers, to create a dedicated play area for children with complex medical needs.”

Renovations of the play space are already underway. Please stay tuned for an update!

$55,000 RAISED!

SEPTEMBER 19TH On behalf of everyone at Red River Co-op, we'd like to give all of our members and customers a warm thank you for fueling up on Fuel Good Day. We couldn't have asked for better weather to connect with all of you at the pump, and celebrate such a wonderful fundraiser. 

On Tuesday, September 19, 2023, Red River Co-op donated five-cents of every litre of fuel and one-dollar from every Co-operative Coffee and Big Cool sold at all of its gas bar locations to St.Amant Foundation. The funds will help create a new dedicated play area for children with complex medical needs.

“We are happy to support this new special space that will bring joy to many children and their families in our community who are supported by St.Amant,” said Craig Gilpin, CEO of Red River Co-op.

Images provided by St.Amant of the current play area. 

The current play area that is used by children of all ages and their families desperately needs renovation. Proceeds from Fuel Good Day will help turn the area into a bright colourful space with fresh paint as well as new flooring and lighting. It will also help purchase new sensory equipment, safe and comfortable floor mats, toys, and books. The transformed space will help children of all ages, abilities, and medical needs to learn and grow while having fun.

"This partnership with Red River Co-op helps provide much-needed funding to renovate this outdated play area and provide an accessible place for families and children with all abilities supported by St.Amant to reach their full potential. This space will allow staff to deliver key services such as physiotherapy, music and speech therapy in a fun environment where kids can thrive," said Juliette Mucha, Executive Director of St.Amant Foundation.

Since Fuel Good Day started in 2017, Red River Co-op has donated over $346,000 to local non-profit organizations, including the Bear Clan Patrol, Siloam Mission, Klinic Community Health, and more.

Red River Co-op encouraged all members and customers to fuel up at any Red River Co-op Gas Bar on Fuel Good Day to help improve the lives of children supported by St.Amant and to make a difference in the community.