Small store. Big heart: The Mario Pilozzi Community Leadership Award
Sometimes, the smallest things make the biggest difference. That’s what happened last year when Walmart Canada’s biggest community involvement award was won by one of our smallest market stores in North Bay, Ontario.
The Mario Pilozzi Community Leadership Award recognizes the store with the top overall fundraising performance for three of our national charity partners: Children's Miracle Network, Breakfast Clubs of Canada, and the Canadian Red Cross. The stores take this competition very seriously and it’s a matter of considerable pride who takes it home.
In 2011, our Walmart store in North Bay claimed the award for their outstanding efforts in raising $25,047 for Breakfast Clubs of Canada, $29,190 for the Canadian Red Cross, and $90,492 for Children's Miracle Network. Clearly, the people of this small northern Ontario town have made a big statement about what community means to them.