Harris Teeter launches donation card campaign to support United Way

Harris Teeter launches donation card campaign to support United Way

 

Shoppers and Associates can Donate $1, $3 or $5 at Checkout

Matthews, NC, 2017-Aug-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Aug. 30, 2017), Harris Teeter launched a donation card campaign to support United Way, an organization creating long lasting change for those most in need through strategic community philanthropy.

Aug. 30, 2017 – Sept. 29, 2017, Harris Teeter customers will be invited to make a $1, $3 or $5 donation to United Way at checkout.  In 2016, Harris Teeter raised more than $458,000 for local United Way chapters as part of this campaign.

“Harris Teeter has a long-standing relationship with the United Way, and we are proud to lend them our support again this year,” said Danna Robinson, communication manager for Harris Teeter.  “We are so thankful for the participation of our valued associates and loyal shoppers in helping us to raise funds and awareness for our local communities.”

Focusing on education, health, financial stability and basic needs, United Way works to create an environment of opportunity where thousands of families in neighborhoods across our area can have a chance for a better life.

United Way’s network of partners works collaboratively to provide comprehensive and coordinated services to achieve the best possible result. Education programs support early childhood literacy, tutoring initiatives, mentoring, and family support initiatives that provide important life navigation for students and their families.

All funds collected at checkout will remain local, as donations are given to the United Way chapter in the community nearest to the Harris Teeter at which the money was donated.

To learn more about United Way, please visit www.unitedway.org.

Source: Harris Teeter

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Price Chopper and Market 32 customers raise $23,679 during fundraising campaign for United Way

Schenectady, NY, 2016-Sep-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper and Market 32 customers and teammates from throughout the company’s six state footprint helped raise $23,679 during the month-long fundraising campaign for United Way, a national organization with local offices that identify and work to make measurable changes in communities in the areas of education, income, and health. This effort supplements the chain’s annual internal, company-supported campaign to raise funds for the United Way.

“United Way helps communities meet basic needs through programs and services that bolster everything from financial literacy and health care to education and job skill development, and by connecting volunteers with worthwhile causes,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services. “The proceeds from this campaign will stay in the local communities where they were raised to support the great work that United Way continues to do for our neighbors.”

Local United Ways work with partners to identify community strengths and needs, coordinate community wide volunteer efforts, provide support for service programs and community efforts, and advocate for changes to public policy. Common themes are helping children and youth, strengthening and supporting families, improving access to health care, promoting financial stability. For more information, visit http://www.unitedway.org/

About The Golub Corporation: Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 135 Price Chopper and Market 32 grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 22,000 teammates collectively own more than 47% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com

Contact:
Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518.379.1480

Jonathan Pierce
APR Pierce Communications
518.427.1186

Source: Price Chopper

Staples and United Way locations across North America to stuff literacy kits to keep children reading throughout summer

As part of United Way’s global Day of Action, hundreds of associate volunteers are fueling a love for reading among local young children

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., 2016-Jun-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the third consecutive year, Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) will partner with United Way locations across North America, including Boston, St. Louis, Seattle and Denver, to stuff literacy kits for children. This is all part of the United Way’s annual Day of Action on June 21. Hundreds ofStaples volunteers in 13 locations will stuff more than 1,000 literacy kits, up from 11 locations and just under 1,000 kits last year, and up from only 6 locations and 600 kits in 2014, clearly showing the program’s appeal and growth.

All kits are being provided by Staples Promotional Products and include: two books, crayons, a coloring book and corresponding activities that reinforce the story to help improve literacy among young children. Staples associates will decorate and assemble the kits for children with limited access to books and the local United Way will facilitate distribution to families in need.

“Staples is focused on improving education in the communities in which we live and work,” said John Burke, Chief Culture Officer, Staples. “By inspiring children in numerous locations across the United States and Canada to love reading, Staples is doing its part to add to the global impact of United Way’s Day of Action.”

United Way’s Day of Action mobilizes the caring power of volunteers to make a meaningful impact in more than 300 communities around the world. Volunteers of all ages come together to create positive change for themselves, their families and their communities. Last year, more than 385 United Ways in 49 states and 21 countries mobilized tens of thousands of volunteers in their communities on Day of Action.

“We’re excited to partner with Staples for the third consecutive year on Day of Action to raise the literacy rates of young children,” said Evan Hochberg, Chief Strategy Officer, United Way Worldwide. “We are grateful to all of the Staples employees who are dedicating their time and energy to create these literacy kits which will help kids keep reading throughout the summer.”

While each United Way creates meaningful activities centered on specific challenges, this year’s national focus is on summer learning and nutrition. Summer is a critical time for children’s academic and physical well-being, but in too many communities, kids are falling behind and going hungry during the summer months. Boosting summer learning – and working with schools, summer programs, employers and other nonprofits – is part of United Way’s strategy to help kids succeed in school, work and life.

About Staples, Inc.
Staples retail stores and Staples.com help small business customers make more happen by providing a broad assortment of products, expanded business services and easy ways to shop, all backed with a lowest price guarantee. Staples offers businesses the convenience to shop and buy how and when they want – in store, online, via mobile or though social apps. Staples.com customers can either buy online and pick-up in store or ship for free from Staples.com with Staples Rewards minimum purchase. Expanded services also make it easy for businesses to succeed with in-store Business Centers featuring shipping services and products, copying, scanning, faxing and computer work stations, Tech Services, full-service Print & Marketing Services, Staples Merchant Services, small business lending and credit services.

Staples Business Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc., helps mid-market, commercial and enterprise-sized customers make more happen by offering a curated assortment of products and services combined with deep expertise, best-in-class customer service, competitive pricing and state-of-the-art ecommerce site. Staples Business Advantage is the one-source solution for all things businesses need to succeed, including office supplies, facilities cleaning and maintenance, breakroom snacks and beverages, technology, furniture, interior design and Print & Marketing Services. Headquartered outside of Boston, Staples, Inc. operates throughout North and South America,Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. More information about Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.

About Staples Community and Giving
Staples contributes to educational and job-related community efforts with a primary focus on disadvantaged youth, from literacy and mentoring to career skills development, through in-kind and monetary donations and grants from Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc. Through its community and giving efforts, Staples has helped thousands of organizations in 26 countries. For more information, visit http://www.staples.com/community.

Source: Staples, Inc.

Staples, Inc.
Becky Sail, 508-253-2933
rebecca.sail@staples.com

Harris Teeter announced $851,479 donation to United Way to help those most in need

Company Raises Funds through Donation Card Campaign, Associate Pledges, Corporate Sponsorship

Matthews, NC, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (10/14/2015), Harris Teeter announced a $851,479 donation to United Way, an organization that utilizes strategic community philanthropy to create long-lasting change for those most in need. The funds were collected through three major initiatives – an in-store donation card campaign; associate pledges committed during the company’s annual Community Cares Associate Giving Program; and a golf tournament hosted by Harris Teeter’s corporate headquarters.

From Aug. 12, 2015 – Sept. 13, 2015, shoppers at every Harris Teeter location were invited to make a $1, $3 or $5 donation to United Way at checkout.  This effort to create change in the local community raised over $485,000.

In conjunction with the donation card campaign, the Company hosted its annual Community Cares Associate Giving Program which offered associates the opportunity to donate to six local nonprofits, including United Way and its partner agencies. Harris Teeter associates rose to the occasion and pledged $195,925 to United Way and its partner agencies which include Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America, Salvation Army, Goodwill, American Red Cross, YMCA and YWCA.

Harris Teeter’s corporate headquarters also hosted a golf tournament to benefit United Way chapters throughout the Company’s markets. This tournament collected $170,000, bringing Harris Teeter’s total donation to United Way to $851,479.

“Harris Teeter is proud to continue our support of the United Way by providing our shoppers and associates convenient ways to donate,” said Danna Robinson, communication manager for Harris Teeter. “Our campaigns are intended to not only raise money for United Way, but also to increase awareness of the nonprofit’s role in raising funds for its local nonprofit partner agencies. We appreciate the participation of our shoppers and associates, and are thankful for their extreme generosity.”

“Harris Teeter is a wonderful partner to United Way in every community where they do business,” said Sean Garrett, executive director of United Way of Central Carolinas.  “We’re particularly thankful that their associates took additional time this year to share more details about what United Way is achieving in education, income and health, so their loyal customers better understand the impact of their generosity.”

About United Way
United Way is a worldwide organization of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 41 countries and territories. It advances the common good by focusing on education, income and health – the building blocks for a good quality life. United Way mobilizes millions to action – to give, advocate and volunteer – to improve conditions in their local community. For more information about United Way, please visit UnitedWay.org

SOURCE: Harris Teeter, Inc.

Harris Teeter launched a donation card campaign to support United Way

Matthews, N.C., 2015-8-12— /EPR Retail News/ — Today, Harris Teeter launched a donation card campaign to support United Way, an organization creating long lasting change for those most in need through strategic community philanthropy.

Aug. 12, 2015 – Sept. 13, 2015, Harris Teeter customers will be invited to make a $1, $3 or $5 donation to United Way at checkout.  Last year, Harris Teeter raised more than $405,000 for local United Way chapters as part of this campaign.

“Harris Teeter has a long-standing relationship with the United Way, and we are proud to lend them our support again this year,” said Danna Robinson, communication manager for Harris Teeter.  “We are so thankful for the participation of our valued associates and loyal shoppers in helping us to raise funds and awareness for our local communities.”

United Way provides not only basic needs, but also strengthens communities by supporting programs in three areas:

  • Education – by offering cradle-to-career strategies that provide a firm foundation at an early age and develop our children into successful adults.
  • Income – by empowering people to get on stable financial ground through job training, financial wellness classes and more.
  • Health – by expanding access to quality care to enable productive, healthy lives.

All funds collected at checkout will remain local, as donations are given to the United Way chapter in the community nearest to the Harris Teeter at which the money was donated.

To learn more about United Way, please visit www.unitedway.org.

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Harris Teeter launched a donation card campaign to support United Way

Harris Teeter launched a donation card campaign to support United Way