Tom Harris Legacy Fund Raises $25,000 To Send Local Children To Camp

Tom Harris Cellular recently established the Tom Harris Fund for Families to honour and continue Tom Harris' legacy as a family man and community leader in philanthropy.

Administered through the Nanaimo Foundation, the Fund will give back to families in need in the local communities across British Columbia and Alberta that Tom Harris Cellular serves.

This year, the Tom Harris Fund for Families exceeded its fundraising goal of $25,000 through generous business partners, local community events, customer donations, and a "Fly for Families" fundraising campaign where Tom Harris Cellular employees will be skydiving to raise awareness for the cause.

Through a partnership with the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, the funds raised will send hundreds of children to summer camp this year who wouldn't have otherwise had the opportunity due to financial hardship.

Tony Harris, Tom's son, shared, "this initiative would have Dad bursting with pride and gratitude; young people enjoying summer to the fullest gave him immense joy."

On June 29, 2018, celebrations will be held at Tom Harris Cellular retail locations, where a percentage of all sales that day will be donated to the Fund for Families.  The public is invited to join in the celebrations!  To find a store near you, please visit


Tom Harris was a charismatic and loving father, husband, and successful businessman who built the Harris Auto Group on Vancouver Island and Tom Harris Cellular, Canada's largest TELUS dealer.  Tom always cared for the community, giving back through numerous leadership roles in community organizations such as the Nanaimo United Way, Nanaimo Community Foundations, and Nanaimo District Hospital Foundation.

Sadly, Tom unexpectedly passed away at the age of sixty-seven in Roche Harbor, Washington on June 29, 2017.

Tom Harris Cellular is Canada's largest TELUS authorized dealer with 45 locations across British Columbia and Alberta.  To learn more about the Tom Harris Fund for Families, please visit:


Press Contacts:

Ryley Leckie
Marketing Coordinator
Tom Harris Cellular

Vancouver Island press/media is invited to the Tom Harris Fund for Families flagship event at Tom Harris Cellular (Port Place Mall), Unit 108, 650 Terminal Ave, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5E2 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm on June 29, 2018.