PRINCETON, NJ, 2014-7-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — The caring folks of Driscoll’s have once again partnered with Wegmans Food Markets to sponsor the 8th Annual Strawberry Days fundraiser to benefit The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey (CHSofNJ). The three day fundraising event aims to promote a healthy summer snack while raising awareness and critical funds for the at-risk babies, children and families of New Jersey. For each carton of Driscoll’s strawberries purchased at a New Jersey Wegmans location July 18 – 20, Driscoll’s pledged $.50 to CHSofNJ! On Sunday at Wegmans Princeton location, Driscoll’s presented a check for $20,000 to CHSofNJ, bringing their cumulative Strawberry Days total donation to a remarkable $135,000! Funds raised from this event will directly support the 54 programs and services CHSofNJ provides to the community, including foster care and adoption services, counseling services, school-based services, and a variety of health and educational programs.
“We are so grateful to Driscoll’s and Wegmans for always caring about our children and making a difference in meaningful ways,” said Donna C. Pressma, CHSofNJ President and CEO. She continued, “Strawberry Days raises awareness of the needs of our at-risk children and supports the critical programs our agency provides to help them grow into happy, healthy, successful adults. These companies are shining examples of how large corporations can improve the quality of life for our community’s children.”
“Helping young people succeed is one of our main giving priorities,” said Wegmans Senior Vice President and New Jersey Division Manager Joe Sofia. “It’s our pleasure to be involved, partnering with Driscoll’s once again to support CHSofNJ and the incredible work they do to enrich our community.”
CHSofNJ thanks Driscoll’s and Wegmans for sponsoring Strawberry Days, and also our friends in the community who supported this fundraiser. Each and every person who participated in the 8th Annual Strawberry Days fundraiser has helped CHSofNJ in our mission of saving children’s lives and building healthy families.
About The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey
The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey is a nonprofit child and family serving agency whose mission is to save children’s lives and build healthy families. Founded in 1894, the agency protects abused or neglected infants and at-risk children by insuring stable, permanent, and loving homes for each and every child it serves. All services are confidential and most are free. For more information, visit our website at www.chsofnj.org
Family owned for over 100 years, Driscoll’s is passionate about growing premium fresh berries. Driscoll’s strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and organic berries are sweet, juicy and naturally wholesome. Packed with antioxidants, fiber and vitamins, they’re a healthy treat for any time of the day. Driscoll’s offers exclusive berry recipes, including healthy berry recipes, for all your menu needs. Trust Driscoll’s to provide the highest quality and best tasting fresh berries. Learn more at www.driscolls.com
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 84-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, founded in 1916, is recognized as an industry leader and innovator. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 17 consecutive years. In 2014, Wegmans ranked #12 on the list.
Denise Wentzler, CHS of NJ director of marketing, communications & funds development, email@example.com
Jo Natale, Wegmans dicrector of media relations, 585-429-3627