GIANT/MARTIN’S DONATES $3 MILLION TO LOCAL SCHOOLS THROUGH A+ SCHOOL REWARDS
Schools get a ‘bonus’ when customers use their BonusCards
GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets recently announced a $3 million donation to 2, stomach medications 823 public and private schools through its popular school fundraiser, ask A+ School Rewards for the 2014-15 school year. Since launching the program in 2005, GIANT/MARTIN’S has donated more than $22 million to local schools throughout the communities it serves.
“Thank you to all of our participating customers and school partners, as we once again were able to make a difference in our neighborhood schools through our A+ School Rewards program,” said Erik Keptner, senior vice president for sales, merchandising and marketing, GIANT/MARTIN’S. “It’s gratifying to see all the terrific educational programs come to life when our customers pull out their BonusCards!”
Through GIANT/MARTIN’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 of their choice last fall, A+ School Rewards points were accrued with each purchase made using a BonusCard 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.
Elmwood Elementary School in Mechanicsburg, PA was the top earning school this year, receiving $25,299. The other top earning schools, by state, included:
- Bishop Walsh School in Cumberland, MD – $12,946
- St. Bridget School in Richmond, VA – $4,571
- Faith Christian Academy in Martinsburg, WV – $3,499