In January 2016 Helping Haiti partnered with Shoppers Drug Mart to enable Canadians to donate their Optimum points to Helping Haiti. Since then we have received many donations – ranging from 2 points to 60,000 points. Including Shoppers Drug Mart’s initial donation of 198,000 (a value of $350), we have received a total of 508,139 Points (as of January 3rd, 2017). This has worked out to almost $1000 for us to spend on medical and first aid supplies at Shoppers.
With donated Shoppers Optimum Points we have purchased an automated blood pressure cuff (top), and a “touchless” thermometer (bottom). They are now a part of the Helping Haiti Medical Clinic’s triage area (middle).
Update: As of January 1, 2018, Shoppers Drug Mart customers will no longer have the option to donate their loyalty points to charity.