Sherway Gardens Donates $40,726.88 to Sleeping Children Around the World

Sherway Gardens donates funds from 2012 Santa Experience to SCAW during cheque presentation on February 28 at 11am
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Feb. 21, 2013 - PRLog -- After the tremendous success of the 2012 award-winning Santa Experience, Sherway Gardens (Hwy 427 & the QEW) is pleased to present a cheque for $40,726.88 to Sleeping Children Around the World, a locally based charity that provides bedkits for needy children in developing countries, during a special presentation on Thursday, February 28 at 11:00am in Sherway Square. For more information, call 416-621-1070 or visit

Andy Traynor, Sherway Gardens’ General Manager and Lisa Resnic, Sherway Gardens’ Senior Marketing Director will present Dave Dryden, chairman of Sleeping Children Around the World, with a cheque for $40,726.88 during this special photo opportunity.

“Since 2002, Sherway Gardens has proudly donated 100% of the proceeds from the Santa Experience to Sleeping Children Around the World,” states Andy Traynor, General Manager, Sherway Gardens. “To date, $245,551.88 has been raised through ticket sales for the Santa Experience which has gone toward helping over 5,000 children worldwide.”  

The Sherway Gardens Santa Experience is an entertaining and interactive play session that features singalongs, dancing and story reading where children share their wishes with Santa and pose for an informal picture.

“It’s great to think that a happy time such as Christmas, where our children our celebrating and having their pictures taken with Santa, can lead to many kids overseas getting bedkits,” states Dave Dryden, Chairman, Sleeping Children Around The World.  “As a result of Sherway Gardens’ support Sleeping Children Around The World has been able to provide approximately 6,000 bedkits to children in countries around the world including India, Kenya, the Philippines, Uganda, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Honduras and Bangladesh.”

Sleeping Children Around the World provides bedkits to children of any race and/or religion who will benefit the most; typically being located in underdeveloped and developing countries. No portion of a bedkit donation is spent on administration — 100% reaches a needy child. Each bedkit consists of a mat or mattress, pillow, sheet, blanket, mosquito net (if applicable), clothes outfit, towel and school supplies. Bedkit contents vary from country to country depending upon local needs.  Visit for more information.

About Sherway Gardens:

Opened in 1971, Sherway Gardens is owned and managed by The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited, one of North America’s largest investors, owners and managers of commercial real estate. For more than 50 years Cadillac Fairview has been leading the way in commercial real estate with innovative design, development and management.  Cadillac Fairview focuses on developing and managing high quality office properties and regional shopping centres in Canada and the United States, as well as international investments in real estate companies and investment funds. With a portfolio valued at more than $19 billion, Cadillac Fairview and its affiliates own and manage nearly 49 million square feet of leasable space at 87 properties across North America, including some of Canada's landmark developments, such as Toronto-Dominion Centre, Toronto Eaton Centre, Pacific Centre and Chinook Centre. Cadillac Fairview is wholly-owned by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, which invests to secure the retirement income of 295,000 active and retired teachers in Ontario.

West-end Toronto’s premier shopping destination, Sherway Gardens is well-known for its intimate environment and roster of influential retailers featuring the most coveted brands. With over 215 stores, including Michael Kors, Harry Rosen, Holt Renfrew, Tiffany & Co., Apple and Pottery Barn, the Sherway Gardens that shoppers have come to love is transforming into an even more exciting lifestyle destination.  A $350 million revitalization is underway making room for new retailers, a brand new food court, plus four new full-service restaurants.  For more information, visit


For further information, please contact:

Peter Ashworth/Ashley Lloyd | Ashworth Associates Inc.
416-603-6005 | /

Lisa Resnic, Senior | Senior Marketing Director | Sherway Gardens |
416-621-1071, ext 7020 |
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