Stop & Shop donates $930,000 to schools through its simple school fundraiser A+ School Rewards for the 2014-15 school year

Purchase, NY, 2015-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC today announced a $930,000 donation to 1,702 public and private schools through its simple school fundraiser, A+ School Rewards for the 2014-15 school year. Since launching the program in 2007, Stop & Shop has donated more than $4 million to local schools throughout the communities it serves.

“We are proud to support educational initiatives and know that this year’s participating schools will be able to use these monies to enhance their students’ learning experience,” said Arlene Putterman, Manager of Public and Community Relations for Stop & Shop NY Metro Division. “We recognize that these students are our future leaders and we’re proud to make this investment in the communities where we operate.”

Through Stop & Shop’s A+ School Rewards program, participating schools earn cash for technology, scholarships, school programs, field trips, playgrounds and other educational needs. After customers designated the school(s) of their choice last fall, A+ School Rewards points were accrued with each purchase made using a Loyalty Card from October 5, 2014 through March 21, 2015. Customers can sign up and designate up to two local schools to participate in next year’s A+ School Rewards this fall.

St. Charles School in Staten Island, New York was the top earning school this year, receiving $23,532. The other top earning schools included:

  • Nathan Hale Middle School (Norwalk, CT) – $10,709
  • St. Clare Elementary School (Staten Island, NY) – $8,078
  • Mohegan School (Shelton, CT) – $7,007
  • St. Padre Pio School (Ridgefield, CT) – $6,833
  • Blind Brook School (Rye Brook, NY) – $6481

For a complete list of participating schools and the Stop & Shop A+ School Rewards donation they earned for the 2014-15 school year, visit www.stopandshop.com/aplus.

About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs over 59,000 associates and operates 395 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and promote general health and wellness – with emphasis on children’s educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA’s Smart Way program and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com or www.facebook.com/stopandshop.

Contacts:
Arlene Putterman
Stop & Shop NY Metro Division
(914) 251-2834
arlene.putterman@stopandshop.com

Giant Food’s school fundraiser A+ School Rewards kicks-off to Raise $2 Million for Mid-Atlantic Schools

26th Annual Giant Food Fundraiser to Raise $2 Million for Mid-Atlantic Schools

Landover, Md., 2014-9-16— /EPR Retail News/ — The kick-off to the new school year also marks the start of Giant Food’s popular school fundraiser, A+ School Rewards, where customers can help earn money for their local schools every time they shop. Since 1989, Giant customers have helped their local schools earn more than $90 million through A+ School Rewards.

To participate in the program, customers must sign up and designate up to two schools in their local community by visiting their local Giant Food or at www.giantfood.com. A+ School Rewards are accrued with each purchase made using one’s 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. 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 in order to support a friend or family member’s school. Schools will begin earning points when the program begins on October 3 and continuing through March 19. Beginning in November, current school totals can be found on the A+ website.

“Giant Food is very proud to support thousands of students and teachers across Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C. and Delaware through our annual A+ School Rewards program,” said Gordon Reid, president, Giant Food. “The proceeds from this fundraiser allow schools to establish innovative programs utilizing new technologies and expand the boundaries of traditional educational opportunities.”

There is no limit to what schools can do with their A+ School Rewards, including earning cash for technology, scholarships, school programs, field trips, playgrounds, and other educational needs. Last year’s top earning school Mater Dei in Bethesda, Maryland received a donation of $27,353.89 through the program.

About Giant Food of Landover, Md.
Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 169 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 169 stores are 158 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 more than 78 years ago. The company’s core areas of giving include hunger, education, health and wellness, and supporting service members and military families. In 2013, Giant’s monetary and in-kind contributions exceeded $13 million, and the nation’s capital grocer helped partners provide 64.6 million meals. For more information on Giant, visit www.giantfood.com.

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