Giant Food launches its annual A+ School Rewards program for the 2016-2017 school year

Landover, Md., 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Giant Food today (September 27, 2016) announced the launch of their annual A+ School Rewards program for the 2016-2017 school year. The annual fundraiser helps customers earn funds for up to two local schools with every shopping trip. Since 1989, Giant has helped local schools by donating more than $94 million through the program. Last year’s program generated a $2 million donation for 1,466 public and private schools in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Delaware, with a record-breaking 20 schools receiving over $10,000 each in awards.

Giant customers who wish to participate in the program can sign up now and designate up to two schools in their local community by visiting their local Giant Food store or at www.giantfood.com. A+ School Rewards are accrued with each purchase made using their Giant card. Customers who designated schools last year do not need to re-designate their school(s) but are encouraged to confirm their school IDs by going to www.giantfood.com/aplus.

“Giant Food continues to take great pride in being a Better Neighbor, and A+ School Rewards is a program that helps hundreds of thousands of children in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware,” said Gordon Reid, President, Giant of Landover, Md. “We’re confident that our customers can make this year’s program the best one yet.”

The program continues to grow every year, with more schools receiving greater awards at the end of the school year. In the past, schools have used their A+ School Rewards grant funds for technology upgrades, scholarship programs, field trips, playgrounds, and other educational needs. During the 2015-2016 school year, Mater Dei in Bethesda, Md. received the top donation of $31,582.74, the largest award in the program’s history.

Customers do not need to have a child in school to support their local community. A+ School Rewards is open to everyone and customers can sign up to support a school outside of their local community to support a friend or family member’s school, or another school of choice. Schools will begin earning points on October 7, 2016. The program will continue through March 16, 2017. Beginning in November, current school totals can be found on the A+ School Rewards website.

About Giant Food, LLC

Giant Food LLC is committed to helping its customers save time, save money and eat well. Headquartered in Landover, Md., Giant Food LLC operates 168 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 168 stores are 159 full-service pharmacies. Giant opened the first supermarket in the nation’s capital on February 6, 1936. Giving back to the community is a cornerstone that was instilled by the founders 80 years ago. The company’s core areas of giving include hunger, education, health and wellness, and supporting service members and military families. In 2015, Giant’s monetary and in-kind contributions exceeded $13.9 million. For more information on Giant, visit www.giantfood.com.

Contact:
Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776
jmiller@giantfood.com

Source: Giant Food, LLC

Kohl’s Cares Field Trip Grant Program to provide more than $1 million to schools in metro-Milwaukee area during the 2016-2017 school year

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., 2016-Sep-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) today (September 8, 2016 ) announced more than 480 schools in the metro-Milwaukee area will take more than 1,200 field trips this school year courtesy of the Kohl’s Cares Field Trip Grant Program. The program will provide more than $1 million for field trips for schools in Dodge, Jefferson, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha counties during the 2016-2017 school year.

“As students across southeastern Wisconsin head back to class, the Kohl’s Cares Field Trip Grant Program supports area teachers’ continued efforts to provide experiential learning opportunities to their students without the added cost,” said Jen Johnson, Kohl’s vice president of communications. “We are proud to offer students the opportunity to learn and grow with field trips to several organizations that we partner with who provide exciting, best-in-class educational experiences.”

Now in its fourth year, the Kohl’s Cares Field Trip Grant Program allows school groups to visit Kohl’s partner organizations including, Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, Discovery World, Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Milwaukee Public Museum and the Milwaukee County Zoo. The Kohl’s grants cover field trip expenses such as admission fees, transportation, substitute teacher fees and materials required for the experience. Grants valued up to $1,000 each were provided to eligible schools on a first-come, first-served basis March 7 through March 18, 2016. For more information on the Kohl’s Cares Field Trip Grant Program visit www.Kohls.com/fieldtrip.

Since the Kohl’s Cares Field Trip Grant Program started in 2013, Kohl’s has granted more $4.2 million in field trips to more than 840 schools throughout the Milwaukee area. For more information on Kohl’s philanthropic efforts, visit corporate.kohls.com.

About Kohl’s
Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading specialty department store with more than 1,100 stores in 49 states. With a commitment to inspiring and empowering families to lead fulfilled lives, the company offers amazing national and exclusive brands, incredible savings and inspiring shopping experiences in-store, online at Kohls.com and via mobile devices. Committed to its communities, Kohl’s has raised nearly $300 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl’s Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. For additional information about Kohl’s philanthropic and environmental initiatives, visit http://www.Kohls.com/Cares. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com.

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Contact:
Jen Johnson
Kohl’s Department Stores
262.703.5241
jen.johnson@kohls.com

Ale DesJean
Kohl’s Department Stores
262.703.2985
ale.desjean@kohls.com

Source: Kohl’s