Schenectady, N.Y., 2014-4-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper is pleased to announce that the top total points deposit winner is Fonda-Fultonville Central Schools in Fonda, N.Y. and the top value-to-student ratio winner is St. Marguerite D’Youville Academy/ Bishop Conroy School of Religion K-12 Program in Ogdensburg, N.Y. for the 2013-2014 school year “Tools for Schools” program. In addition, the Top 50 schools in both categories will receive a $250 Price Chopper gift card and basket of supplies.
“Our Tools for Schools program continues to provide participating schools with an opportunity to purchase necessary educational, technological and extracurricular equipment that may otherwise not be affordable,” said Mona Golub, Price Chopper’s vice president of public relations and consumer services. “This year, nearly 100,000 customers registered to support a school through the program, which represents a 17% growth in enrollment. Clearly, our customers understand and appreciate the value that Tools for Schools extends to the children in our communities.”
Hundreds of schools from throughout Price Chopper’s six-state footprint of 133 stores registered for this year’s “Tools for Schools” program. The program ran from July 28, 2013 through March 29, 2014 and allowed shoppers to use their AdvantEdge Card to earn points for their neighborhood schools to fund new equipment and educational materials. Designated shopping carts were also placed around the stores where shoppers could place purchased items to be distributed to teachers and students.
“In addition to parents of students, we have two churches in our community supporting us. I left sign-up flyers and pencils in the pews asking the congregation to sign up with their AdvantEdge cards to support our school,” said Celina Burns, principal of St. Marguerite D’Youville Academy/ Bishop Conroy School of Religion K-12 Program, the top value-to-student ratio winner. “We will be using our points to order supplies that we would not
otherwise be able to afford.”
“With tight budget cuts, it is difficult to purchase new items or replace the old,” said Robyn Rose, the Tools for Schools program administrator for Fonda-Fultonville Central Schools. “The funds will be used to purchase numerous Caliphone headsets, lots of recess equipment and several microscopes. The faculty, staff, parents and students are all very grateful for this program and appreciate all the free equipment Price Chopper has provided to us over the years.”
For the 2013-2014 school year program, Price Chopper donated more than $500,000 worth of educational equipment to 1,688 local elementary, middle and high schools.
About Price Chopper: Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 133 Price Chopper grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 22,000 teammates collectively own more than 51% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com
Jonathan Pierce, APR