Haggen continues support for schools projects surrounding its stores through DonorChoose.org

Bellingham, Wash., 2016-Oct-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — True to the company’s values and culture, Haggen has donated more than $30,000 to 56 projects requested by teachers throughout Whatcom County this summer. These small donations will make an impact on 3,660 school-aged children at 16 schools in 6 school districts throughout the county. This fall, Haggen has pledged $22,500 to DonorsChoose.org this fall. Each store will have $1,500 of funds to give to local school projects.

Since November 2015, Haggen has donated more than $112,000 in total to 308 projects at 149 schools impacting 25,736 students through DonorsChoose.org. About half of that has benefitted school projects in 18 schools in Whatcom County.

For decades, Haggen has been an active supporter of the schools in the communities surrounding its stores through direct donations, Scrip sales, School Bucks and now through DonorsChoose.org. Founded in 2000 by a teacher, DonorsChoose.org makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need providing tools and experiences needed for a great education.

“Funding these projects brought absolute joy to our whole Haggen team,” said Emily Riggs, Program Development and Promotions Specialist at Haggen “We’re honored to support our local classrooms and teachers and we applaud the teachers’ dedication and enthusiasm to enrich the lives of our community’s youngest members.”

Linsey Pike, a teacher at Blaine Primary School whose project was funded by Haggen, wrote, “Once again I am stunned by Haggen’s generosity for the children in our care. I teach because I love kids and I want them to feel loved and know they can positively impact the world we live in. One way I seek to improve their education is through DonorsChoose.org and I am so thankful for our funded project. This project will help many children for years to come. Thank you again for your kind donation.”

Click here for a full report on Haggen’s giving to DonorsChoose.org. For details on the projects funded this summer see below.

About Haggen

Founded in 1933 in Bellingham, Washington, Haggen has built its business on providing guests the freshest and most local products with genuine service, while supporting the communities it serves. Throughout its eight decades in business, the company has supported regional farms, ranches, fisheries and other businesses, creating a lasting and sustainable food economy. For more information about Haggen, visit haggen.com

Contact: l (800) 995-1902

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