Keasbey, New Jersey, 2014-4-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — For almost 20 years, they have set up shop outside his family’s ShopRite stores, hawking Samoas, Tagalongs and all those other delicious varieties of Girl Scout cookies.
“It’s a great environment for learning about philanthropy and doing a good deed,” said Shawn Ravitz, Vice President of Administration for Ravitz Family Markets, a family business which owns and operates five ShopRite stores.
Those same scouts recently honored Ravitz with the prestigious Girl Scout Partner Award. The award pays tribute to a successful male from the community who has gone out of his way to promote female leadership.
“It’s simply a recognition that I accept on behalf of the entire organization,” Ravitz said.
At each of the family’s five ShopRite locations in South Jersey, employees have tried to foster a welcoming environment for Girl Scouts and other charitable organizations. Ravitz said his family members are also regular contributors to Ronald McDonald House, Operation Yellow Ribbon and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.