Customers can donate to bell ringers or by using Scan and Give coupons at checkout
St. Louis, 2016-Dec-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — With only a few days left until Christmas, The Salvation Army Tree of Lights Campaign continues at 100 Schnucks locations across the Midwest.
In addition to bell ringers outside the store, Schnucks is offering customers the opportunity to donate to The Salvation Army Tree of Lights Campaign while inside the store. Scan and Give coupons in amounts of $1, $5 and $10 can be found at checkout and the desired amount can simply be added to customers’ grocery bills.
Since the Scan & Give began in November, Schnucks customers have given more than $62,000 to the Tree of Lights Campaign with more than $36,000 coming from the St. Louis metropolitan area and directly benefitting The Salvation Army Midland Division. These amounts are more than three times what was raised in last year’s Scan and Give campaign at Schnucks!
Both the bell ringers and Scan & Give promotion can be found at all Schnucks store through December 24.
All monies raised during the Tree of Lights campaign stays local and 86 cents of every dollar goes directly into local programs and services. After funding holiday meals, gifts and programs for those in need, Tree of Lights donations help provide food, shelter, child care, job training and many other services throughout the year. The Tree of Lights campaign represents a substantial portion of The Salvation Army’s year-round operating budget.
Each year The Salvation Army assists thousands of families in Missouri and Southern Illinois. To help, donations can be made by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or online to the Tree of Lights Campaign at: stlsalvationarmy.org or text GIVEHOPE TO 41444.
About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless
and opportunities for underprivileged children. 86 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.
Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. is a third-generation, family-owned grocery/pharmacy retailer committed to nourishing people’s lives. The company takes pride in its community partnerships and gives more than $13 million dollars annually in food to food pantries and more than $1.8 million to not-for-profit organizations through the company’s My Schnucks Card program. Schnucks currently operates 100 stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa. Privately held, Schnucks employs more than 14,000 teammates and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Follow Schnucks on Facebook at www.facebook.com/schnucks.
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