Pickering, ON, September 14, 2023 – Local Mr. Lube franchise owner, and longtime Pickering resident and philanthropist, Mani Shankar, has launched a community fundraiser, with the goal of raising $20,000 for the Pickering Animal Shelter.
The Mr. Lube franchise network is spread throughout Canada and allows for franchise owners to support local causes dear to the communities in which they are situated. The majority of this charitable work is carried out by the Mr. Lube Foundation, which, since its inception in 2002, has raised and donated over $6.1 million to charities across the country.
“We are amazed and extremely grateful at this kind gesture,” said Lindsey Narraway, Supervisor, Animal Services. “This is the largest private business fundraiser that has ever been organized for us. We are honoured to have been selected, and continue to be deeply inspired by the generosity of Pickering’s local businesses and residents.”
For the month of September, a portion of the proceeds from every oil change completed at participating Mr. Lube stores will be donated to the Pickering Animal Shelter.
Funds raised will go towards the care and housing of stray and homeless pets in the community, as well as the construction of a new, permanent animal shelter in Pickering.
Participating Mr. Lube Stores
- Mr. Lube 28 – 1195 Kingston Road, Pickering
- Mr. Lube 37 – 3306 Sheppard Ave. E., Agincourt
- Mr. Lube 149 – 336 Rossland Rd. E., Ajax.
- Mr. Lube 150 – 70 Grand Marshall Dr., Scarborough
- Mr. Lube 182 – 30 Park Road, Oshawa
- Mr. Lube 216 – 1208 Dundas St. E., Whitby
As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 100,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet. An award-winning municipality, Pickering is slated for significant economic and residential growth; offering an unparalleled quality of life for those who live, work, and play here. Its dynamic City Centre has been designated by the Province of Ontario as both an Urban Growth Centre and Mobility Hub, and continues to evolve as a preferred destination for creative learning, memorable events, and unique experiences at the heart of a vibrant, connected, and engaged community.