Walgreens donates $3.5 million to Vitamin Angels
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Tuesday announced a $3.5 million donation to Vitamin Angels, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping at-risk populations in need gain access to supplemental nutrition.
Customers also can make a difference and reach a child at risk by purchasing select health and wellness supplements at Walgreens. In addition to the $3.5 million, Walgreens will donate a portion, 25 cents, of each select purchase to Vitamin Angels, which will provide one child with a year’s supply of vitamin A.
Approximately 350 items from more than 20 participating vendors are eligible for the program, including Walgreens brand, Finest Nutrition. Select products from the following brands are also eligible: Centrum, Finest Nutrition, Renew Life, Nature’s Bounty, Swisse and Nature Made.
“Walgreens mission is to help people get, stay and live well, and we are proud to support the Vitamin Angels’ cause,” stated Robert Tompkins, group VP and general merchandise manager, health and wellness, at Walgreens. “Through this program, our customers can make a difference in so many lives by simply continuing to fulfill their health and wellness needs at Walgreens.”
“Vitamin Angels is built on the belief that providing availability, access and use of micronutrients gives children and other at risk populations a fighting chance to achieve a healthy and successful life,” said Howard Schiffer, president of Vitamin Angels. “We are thankful for the support from Walgreens, vendor participants and most of all, its customers for the commitment and contributions to the cause.”
Stop & Shop brings back ‘A+ School Rewards’ fundraiser
PURCHASE, N.Y. and QUINCY, Mass. — Stop & Shop has announced that customers can help earn money for their local schools when they grocery shop through Stop & Shop’s school fundraiser dubbed "A+ School Rewards."
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.
In the 2012-2013 school year, St. Charles School on Staten Island, the program’s No. 1 rewards leader, raised $22,822.10 to purchase new computers for its classrooms and improve its technology systems.
"Stop & Shop is committed to be a better neighbor in every community in which we operate," stated Judi Palmer, director of marketing and external communications at Stop & Shop New England. "The A+ School Rewards program is a great way for our customers and families to raise money to help support their local schools."
To participate in the program and help local schools earn money, customers must sign up each year and designate up to two schools by visiting their local Stop & Shop or at StopandShop.com/aplus. A+ School Rewards are accrued with each purchase made using one’s Stop & Shop loyalty card beginning Oct. 4 and continuing through March 20.
Beginning in November, current school totals can be found on the A+ website. Since 2009, Stop & Shop’s A+ School Rewards program has raised more than $7 million to help both public and private schools in the Northeast region fulfill their academic and enrichment needs.
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