17th annual Hannaford Helps Schools campaign raised $640,000 for more than 1,500 local schools

Scarborough, Maine, 2017-May-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hannaford Supermarkets today (May 9, 2017) announced that the 17th annual Hannaford Helps Schools campaign has raised $640,000 for local schools in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York and Massachusetts.

More than 1,500 schools received funds that they can use to support their educational program — field trips, supplies, activities, or new playground equipment. Customers make the Hannaford donations possible when they purchase eligible products. Schools from kindergarten to grade 12 can participate.

“These funds make a big difference in extending the local budget so teachers and schools can provide a different kind of learning opportunity or do something extra for students,” said Hannaford Spokesman Eric Blom.

The top recipients in each state are:
Maine: Mabel I. Wilson School, Cumberland — $2,683
Massachusetts: Taunton High School, Taunton — $2,113
New Hampshire: Alton Central School, Alton — $2,314
New York: Duanesburg Middle School, Delanson — $2,914
Vermont: Milton Elementary School, Milton — $2,566

Customers earned $3 for their local school when they purchased four participating products.  The program generated $441,894 in these donations, and the top-raising school at each store received $1,000 bonus checks from Hannaford.  Overall, the program contributed $640,894 to local education this year.

Since its inception, Hannaford Helps Schools has raised $10.3 million for schools in New England and New York.

About Hannaford Supermarkets
Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, operates 181 stores in the Northeast. Stores are located in Maine, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Hannaford employs more than 26,000 associates. Additional information can be found at www.hannaford.com.

Eric Blom

Source: Hannaford Supermarkets

The Bon-Ton Stores CEO Bufano: Community Days is a great opportunity for local schools and non-profit organizations to raise funds and increase visibility in their community

Groups Can Raise Funds by Selling Community Days Booklets Through February 27

MILWAUKEE, 2016-1-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:BONT), which operates Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers stores, invites local schools and non-profit groups to sign up for the company’s semi-annual Community Days event. Local groups are invited to sign up now at www.communitydayevent.com to sell Community Days savings booklets in their neighborhoods and online.  The shopping event will be held on February 26 and February 27, with savings booklet donations benefitting local non-profit organizations. For the fourth consecutive year, customers may also designate donations to the American Heart Association (AHA) to support heart health.

“Community Days is a great opportunity for local schools and non-profit organizations to raise funds and increase visibility in their community,” saidKathryn Bufano, President & CEO, The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. “Bon-Ton is proud to continue to support the communities that we serve.”

Eligible Community Days organizations include schools and 501(c) (3) nonprofit organizations. These organizations sell coupon booklets for a $5donation to support their organization; the organization keeps 100% of the $5 donation. When an organization registers to sell the books online, they will receive a unique online selling link that can be e-mailed to supporters, friends and family. Sellers are encouraged to utilize the link on all social media channels.

Now through Saturday, February 27, customers can purchase a $5 Community Days booklet from a local participating organization,  in any Bon-Ton,Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s or Younkers store or online. In return, the purchaser receives the valuable booklet of offers, which pays the donor back with a $10 off coupon.  The booklet also contains a 25% off shopping pass, a 30% item coupon and over $500 in exclusive coupon savings to use at all stores and online during the Community Days event February 26-27.

During the November Community Days event in 2015, schools and nonprofit organizations raised over $5.4 million. Since 1999, Bon-Ton Stores Community Days has helped thousands of local non-profit 501(c) (3) groups and schools raise more than $130 million to support local community initiatives. For more information or to support a participating organization, visit www.communitydayevent.com.

About The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 270 stores, which includes ten furniture galleries and four clearance centers, in 26 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates.  The stores offer a broad assortment of national and private brand fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetics and home furnishings.  The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. is an active and positive participant in the communities it serves.

For store locations and information visit www.bonton.com. Join the conversation and be inspired by following Bon-Ton on Facebook, Twitter,Instagram, Pinterest and the fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog, #LoveStyle.

CONTACTS: Christine Hojnacki, Vice President Public Relations 414.347.5329, cell 262.378.9354 Christine.Hojnacki@bonton.com Nicole Koremenos, Senior PR Coordinator 414.347.1152 ext. 3278 Nicole.koremenos@bonton.com


Source: The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.

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Giant Food donates $2 million to local schools through its A+ School Rewards program

A+ School Rewards Support School Programs and Enrichment Activities

Landover, Md., 2015-5-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Giant Food of Landover, Md. announced today a $2 million donation to 1,968 public and private schools in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Delaware as a result of its 2014-2015 A+ School Rewards program. Through the A+ School Rewards program, purchases made by Giant shoppers help provide funding to area schools.

“The A+ Rewards program is a key initiative in fulfilling our commitment to improving the lives of the thousands of children across the areas we serve,” said Gordon Reid, president, Giant Food of Landover, Md. “From adding new technology in classrooms to enhancing extracurricular programs, each year we are proud to see how our program directly impacts local schools and helps positively shape tomorrow’s leaders.”

In the fall, Giant customers can sign up and designate up to two schools to benefit from their purchases. A+ School Rewards points accrue with each purchase made using a Giant Card and are credited to the designated school’s account. Since launching the program in 1989, Giant has donated more than $92 million to local schools throughout the communities it serves. There is no limit to what schools can do with their A+ School Rewards, including earning funds for technology, scholarships, school programs, field trips, playgrounds, and other educational needs the schools choose.

Mater Dei School of Bethesda, Md. received $25,983.53, the program’s largest award this year.

“I can’t express fully how happy we are at Mater Dei School to be the top earning school and how grateful we are to Giant Food for making this all possible,” said Billy McMurtrie, Mater Dei School headmaster. “With the award, we will be transforming our library into a digital classroom, complete with Smartboards and 22 laptop computers.”

The ten schools receiving the largest awards from the 2014-2015 A+ School Rewards program are:

School Location Amount
Mater Dei School Bethesda, Md. $25,983
McLean High School McLean, Va. $19,945
Folger McKinsey Elementary School Severna Park, Md. $15,923
Herbert Hoover Middle School Potomac, Md. $15,820
Winston Churchill Senior High School Potomac, Md. $14,862
Bodkin Elementary School Pasadena, Md. $14,860
Langley High School McLean, Va. $13,543
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Bethesda, Md. $12,485
Severna Park Senior High School Severna Park, Md. $12,332
Freedom Hill Elementary School Vienna, Va. $11,194


To learn more about A+ School Rewards and for a complete list of participating schools, please visit www.giantfood.com/savings-and-rewards/rewards- program/aplus/ www.GiantFood.com/aplus.

About Giant Food
Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., 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 more than 79 years ago. The company’s core areas of giving include hunger, education, health and wellness, and supporting service members and military families. In 2014, Giant’s monetary and in-kind contributions exceeded $14.9 million, and the nation’s capital grocer helped partners provide more than 88 million meals. For more information on Giant, visit www.giantfood.com.

Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776