Convenience store helping kids go back to school

Mac's dealer Hardip Gill poses with some of the school supplies he is donating to help local students in need.

By Staff

Morinville – Hardip Gill of the Mac’s Convenience Store on 100 Street has seen a lot of students coming to his store over the summer. Young people taking a pause in their vacation day to stop at Gill’s store for a Froster, chocolate bar or other treats children enjoy.

But now that school is back in session, Gill and many other Mac’s dealers in the Edmonton region are participating in a program to help students get the back to school supplies some may be having difficulties obtaining.

Gill has a large bin placed at the front of his store where customers can donate school supplies – educational items that will be kept in the community in which they are donated.

Items collected at the Morinville store will be given to the Greater St. Albert Catholic School Board later this week for use in Morinville schools.

But Gill isn’t just hoping to fill his bin with his customer’s donations. He started the ball rolling with his own donation of $100 worth of school supplies.

Mac’s encourages its dealers to play an active role in the community in which they operate. The Help Kids school supply program is one of many charitable initiatives the company takes on each year.

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