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Yes, we agree that Hamster is a new Brand in the office supply industry, but the people behind the Brand are not unknown; Hamster is a trademark of Novexco Inc., the largest Canadian-owned office supply distributor. Hamster, formerly both BuroPLUS, and Novexco's Commercial Division. Ah! Now you know.
In fact, Hamster is represented by nearly 110 stores in Eastern Canada, a Commercial Division present across Canada, and a website for Canadian Consumers. Not bad.
All of this is served by 6 Distribution Centres in Dartmouth NS, Longueuil QC, Laval QC, Brampton ON, Calgary AB and Vancouver B-C. Hamster employs nearly 500 people in its Laval Headquarters and Distribution Centers, and if we count the Staff of all our stores, well, we are close to 6,000 people.
When it comes to making a big impact, small steps can make the difference! And it is simple! Imagine you are printing and when the cartridge is empty, MIRA will come to pick it up and recycle it. Pretty simple, isn't it? This small gesture allows MIRA to train guide dogs for blind or disabled people and for children suffering from autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
It is no wonder that in our first year alone, the joint contribution of Hamster and our great clients across Canada allowed us to recover 450,000 empty ink cartridges, which corresponds to 45 additional dogs for the Foundation. Isn't that great?
For more details and to register? Click here: hamster.ca/en/mira
Before the beginning of every school year, we prepare more than 2,000 packages of various school supplies, which families in need can pick up from their nearest Hamster store. This is our way of supporting the Maman Dion Foundation, whose mission is to provide children from disadvantaged backgrounds with the school materials, glasses and clothing they need to start the school year, to give them an equal chance to succeed and a sense of pride, and self-confidence.
And judging by the smiles of the children, we can say, “mission accomplished”!