Bartell Drugs and Seattle Gourmet Foods/Dilettante Chocolates® team up to raise money for Seattle Children’s Hospital

SEATTLE, 2018-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — When Emmy was only 2 years old, she and her family received devastating news—the little girl had neuroblastoma, a cancer of the nervous system. What followed was a whirlwind of treatments, eventually leading to her remission. But the possibility of complete financial ruin for her family overlaid the joy of her prognosis.

Thanks to Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Uncompensated Care Fund, not only was Emmy feeling better, but her family’s fiscal future was sound.

To help support Emmy and the thousands of other children in need of vital healthcare, Bartell Drugs and Seattle-based Seattle Gourmet Foods/Dilettante Chocolates® products, are joining forces to raise money for Seattle Children’s in support of its vision to transform children’s health for generations to come.

During February, for each package of Dilettante Chocolates® products — TruffleCremes®, Chocolate-covered fruit, caramels, and toppings and sauces purchased at a Bartell location— a financial contribution will be made to the hospital with a total expected up to $25,000.

The fundraising effort by the two Northwest-owned companies reflects their long-time commitment to positively impact the lives of children and families living in the Puget Sound area.

“Seattle Gourmet Foods, manufacturer of Dilettante Chocolates®, is proud to support our Pacific Northwest community through this partnership with Bartell Drugs and Seattle Children’s Hospital,” says Mark S. Clark, Director, Seattle Gourmet Foods. “This collaborative fundraising effort focuses on supporting the important healthcare role that Seattle Children’s plays in our region.”

To drive additional awareness, Bartell locations will have major in-store and print promotions as well as advertising.

About Bartell Drugs
Family-owned since 1890, Seattle-based Bartell Drugs is proud of its more than 128-year history based here in the Northwest. Four generations of the Bartell family have continuously focused on the future – and how the drugstore chain could better serve its customers. Operating 67 locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, it is the nation’s oldest family-owned drugstore chain. For more information on Bartell Drugs, visit www.bartelldrugs.com.

About Seattle Gourmet Foods
Premium Quality Gourmet Foods Since 1993
For 25 years Seattle Gourmet Foods has remained a family-owned business committed to manufacturing quality food and confections. Our focus remains on sourcing the finest ingredients and providing consistent premium quality throughout our diverse line of products. Our brands include — Dilettante Chocolates®, Myntz!, Merlino Baking, Maury Island Farms, Anna’s Honey, Buckeye Beans & Herbs, Quinn’s, and FungusAmongUs®. Visit us at www.seattlegourmetfoods.com

Media Contact: 
Ric Brewer
Senior Communications Manager
Bartell Drugs
206-933-9416
ric.brewer@bartelldrugs.com

Seattle Gourmet Foods
425-656-9076
www.seattlegourmetfoods.com

Source: Bartell Drugs

Bartell Drugs and Oberto partner to raise money to help kids in Seattle Children’s hospital

SEATTLE, 2016-Oct-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nine-year-old Aiyana Lucas has heart. In fact, she’s had three hearts.

Aiyana was born with a severe heart defect which necessitated a heart transplant when she was only 6 months old. At age 8, congestive heart failure necessitated another transplant which was unsuccessful and so another transplant quickly followed.

Today, she’s an active, healthy 9 year old. And it’s all thanks to the talented team at Seattle Children’s.

To help support Aiyana and the thousands of other children in need of vital healthcare, Bartell Drugs and Kent-based Oberto Beef Jerky are joining forces to raise money for Seattle Children’s in support of its mission to prevent, treat and eliminate pediatric diseases.

This is the second year the locally-based, family-owned companies have joined forces to raise money for the nationally-acclaimed hospital. Last year, $24,500 was collected from the chain’s 64 Puget Sound locations.

During October, for each bag of Oberto Beef Jerky purchased at a Bartell location, a financial contribution will be made to the hospital – with a total expected up to $25,000.

The fundraising effort by the two family-owned companies reflects their long-time commitment to positively impact the lives of children and families living in the Puget Sound area.

“Oberto believes in making healthy and high quality snacks, but our mission is so much more. We pride ourselves on getting involved and serving our community,” said Thomas Hernquist, CEO of Oberto. “We want all children to be able to live a healthy and active life and we hope our donations to Seattle Children’s hospital will help this endeavor.”

“Regardless of a family’s ability to pay, Seattle Children’s delivers world-class care and is recognized as one of the top children’s hospitals in the U.S.,” said Bartell Drugs President and CEO Brian Unmacht. “This collaborative fundraising effort focuses on supporting the important healthcare role that Seattle Children’s plays in our region.”

To drive additional awareness, Bartell locations will have major in-store and print promotions as well as advertising.

In early November, executives from both companies will present the donation check to officials from Oberto.

About Bartell Drugs
Family-owned since 1890, Seattle-based Bartell Drugs is proud of its more than 125-year history based here in the Northwest. Four generations of the Bartell family have continuously focused on the future – and how the drugstore chain could better serve its customers. Operating 65 locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, it is the nation’s oldest family-owned drugstore chain. For more information on Bartell Drugs, visit www.bartelldrugs.com.

About Oberto Brands
Seattle-based, family owned Oberto Brands is the nation’s leading all-natural jerky snacks company, founded by Constantino Oberto in 1918. The company’s products include Oberto All-Natural, Pacific Gold, Cattleman’s Cut and Oberto Classics. All products are proudly made at Oberto’s HQ facilities in Kent, WA.

Media Contact:

Ric Brewer
Senior Communications Manager
Bartell Drugs
206-933-9416 (office)
ric.brewer@bartelldrugs.com

Source: Bartell Drugs

Whole Kids Foundation to raise money to fund school salad bars and gardens, and nutrition education classes for teachers

EMERYVILLE, Calif., 2016-Sep-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Throughout September, Whole Foods Market shoppers can get involved by participating in one of hundreds of in-store events or by making donations at store checkouts or online at wholekidsfoundation.org. Because Whole Foods Market covers all of the foundation’s operational costs, 100 percent of every dollar donated directly supports Whole Kids Foundation programs. The campaign’s goal is to raise $4 million to fund school salad bars and gardens, and nutrition education classes for teachers.

“The Growing Healthy Kids Campaign is an integral part of the foundation’s work,” said Nona Evans, president and executive director of Whole Kids Foundation. “It provides us the opportunity to raise funds to support our programs AUSTIN, Texas (Sept. 1, 2016)—With its 2016 Growing Healthy Kids campaign, Whole Kids Foundation aims to raise $4 million to fund programs that give schoolchildren in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. better access to fresh fruits and vegetables, and to engage with community members that shop at Whole Foods Market and care about children’s nutrition and health.”

Since 2011, Whole Kids Foundation’s programs have impacted the lives of more than 4 million children in the U.S., Canada and the U.K., have funded more than 3,600 school gardens and have implemented 4,600 salad bars in schools. Additionally, Whole Kids Foundation has reached 11,000 teachers with its healthy teacher education program.

As part of this year’s Growing Healthy Kids Campaign, each of the following supplier partners has pledged to donate $40,000 to support the foundation’s work: Annie’s, Applegate, Back to Nature, Barbara’s Bakery, Cascadian Farm, Clif Kid, Health Warrior, King Arthur Flour, Organic Valley, Rudi’s Organic Bakery, Tom’s of Maine, and Stonyfield Farm.

Whole Kids Foundation keeps a laser focus on programs that support schools and inspire families to improve nutrition. With resources from this annual campaign, the organization is able to evolve and respond to changing needs over time. For example, as part of a new initiative this year, Whole Kids Foundation recently awarded $200,000 to nine recipients through its Healthy Kids Innovation Grant, created to fund the next generation of ideas in children’s nutrition and engage kids in making healthy food choices.

Whole Kids Foundation accepts applications for its Salad Bar Grant Program, created in partnership with Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools, year-round at wholekidsfoundation.org. It’s also accepting applications for its School Garden Grant Program, created in partnership with FoodCorps. Schools can apply through Oct. 31 in the U.S., and through Nov. 15 in Canada.

Contact:

Darrah Gist
darrah.gist@wholefoods.com
678.638.5888

Lauren Bernath
lauren.bernath@wholefoods.com
678.638.5805

Source: Whole Foods Market

CVS Health to support the OneOrlando Fund to raise money for victims and families affected by the Pulse nightclub tragedy

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2016-Jun-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health announced today that it will come together with the Orlando community to support the OneOrlando Fund, established by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, to raise money for victims and families who have been affected by the Pulse nightclub tragedy.

The CVS Health Foundation will donate $100,000 to the OneOrlando Fund, which is also accepting online donations from the public at www.OneOrlando.org. The Fund will support nonprofits that are helping victims and families, the LGBTQ, Hispanic and faith communities, along with future needs of the community as it tries to move forward. The OneOrlando Fund is part of the nonprofit organization, Strengthen Orlando, created in 2009.

“We are heartbroken for our customers, colleagues and the community that have been impacted by the senseless tragedy that occurred in Orlando and offer our condolences to their families and loved ones,” said Larry J. Merlo, President and CEO of CVS Health. “We hope our commitment will help the victims and families affected by this horrific act and support the Orlando community as it begins the healing process.”

In addition, beginning Friday, June 17, CVS Pharmacy locations in the Greater Orlando, Miami and Ft. Lauderdale areas will hold an in-store fundraising campaign for the OneOrlando Fund that will allow customers and colleagues to make a $1, $3or more donation at the register directly to the Fund. All proceeds will support the initiative.

“Our City has just begun to recover from the impact of the Pulse tragedy. The support of partners like CVS Health and the CVS Health Foundation sends a signal to our City that we are not in this alone,” said Buddy Dyer, Mayor of Orlando. “The money we are raising will provide a way to help us respond to the needs of our community, now and in the time to come. Words cannot begin to express how grateful we are for the outpouring of support from across the globe.”

The CVS Pharmacy in-store donation campaign for the OneOrlando Fund will run until Saturday, July 9.

About CVS Health
CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its more than 9,600 retail pharmacies, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with nearly 80 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, and expanding specialty pharmacy services, the Company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at https://www.cvshealth.com.

Media Contact
Mary Alfieri
Mary.Alfieri@CVSHealth.com
401.770.9811

SOURCE CVS Health

British designer Lulu Guinness collaborated with Sainsbury’s to create three, limited edition shoppers to celebrate Red Nose Day and raise money for Comic Relief

Internationally renowned British designer Lulu Guinness has collaborated exclusively with Sainsbury’s to create three, limited edition shoppers to celebrate Red Nose Day and raise money for Comic Relief. The Lulu Guinness bags will go on sale from 15th February 2015 exclusively at Sainsbury’s.

LONDON, 2015-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Embracing the spirit of the fundraising event and reflecting Lulu’s signature style, three bags have been specially designed for Red Nose Day with at least £1.50 going to Comic Relief. Known for her iconic bags and strikingly glamorous designs, Lulu’s inspiration for the bags came from her existing collection and the Red Nose itself. The Red Nose is of course the integral feature of each design and is complemented and emphasised by a nude and black stripe or animal print backdrop with eye, hear t and lips motifs giving a pop of colour.

Lulu Guinness said: “In aid of such an amazing cause I am delighted to be working with Sainsbury’s and Comic Relief to create a humorous Red Nose take on three of my favourite, most popular bag designs.”

The fun and stylish bags will be available in stores nationwide from 15th February 2015 exclusively through Sainsbury’s, retailing at £5 a bag with at least £1.50 going to Comic Relief.

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British designer Lulu Guinness collaborated with Sainsbury’s to create three, limited edition shoppers to celebrate Red Nose Day and raise money for Comic Relief

British designer Lulu Guinness collaborated with Sainsbury’s to create three, limited edition shoppers to celebrate Red Nose Day and raise money for Comic Relief