HDDC, Phillips Industries raise money for children’s foundation

News Truck Parts and Service Staff June 17, 2014
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Phillips Industries presents a check for more than $18,000 to the SickKids Foundation at last month’s HDDC meeting in Quebec.

On June 3 during closing ceremonies of the Heavy Duty Distributor’s Council’s (HDDC) 30th annual business conference in Gatineau, Quebec, Phillips Industries presented a check in the amount of $18,214 for the SickKids Foundation. The donation was made possible through the generous help of Phillips’ most loyal customers who participated in the company’s “Buy Some, Give Some” campaign.

This is the 14th year attendees to the HDDC Annual Business Conference contributed to the SickKids Foundation. In 2014 total contributions to the charity were over $85,000.

This year Phillips Industries established the “Buy Some, Give Some” campaign to increase its contribution level.  Phillips says it offered a discount to HDDC members for purchases between May 12 and June 4 and then set aside a portion of the proceeds to go to the charity.

“Phillips is committed to giving back to the communities in which we work and we were so pleased to be a part of this great effort on behalf of HDDC to give back to their communities,” says Rob Phillips, president at Phillips Industries. “Each year we are happy to see so many contributions going to the SickKids Foundation during the annual convention.  HDDC should be very proud that they encourage all of their suppliers to participate.”

Established in 1972 in Canada, SickKids Foundation raises funds on behalf of The Hospital for Sick Children.  The Foundation’s fundraising is driven by the belief that improving the health and well-being of children is one of the most powerful ways to improve society, the company says.