Hannaford Helps Schools contributes more than $750,000
May. 08, 2012
Hannaford Supermarkets today announced that the 12th annual Hannaford Helps Schools program raised more than $750,000 to benefit students in five states.
Hannaford Helps Schools will provide hundreds of thousands in funding
SCARBOROUGH, Maine – Beginning Sept. 9, local schools will benefit from a program that provides them with money for things they need, whether that is new computers, musical instruments, sports gear, field trips or playground equipment.
Hannaford Helps Schools will m
For Immediate Release:
May 8, 2012
Hannaford Helps Schools contributes more than $750,000 in five states
SCARBOROUGH, Maine – Hannaford Supermarkets today announced that the 12th annual Hannaford Helps Schools program raised more than $750,000 to benefit students in five states.
The funds helped hundreds of schools purchase of needed items such as computers, sporting equipment and playground gear. Overall, the program raised $778,876 and contributed to more than 2,600 schools in Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, aine and New York.
“Hannaford Helps Schools makes it possible for schools to provide something extra, at a time when most districts are facing difficult budget choices,” said Eric Blom, Hannaford spokesman. “Educators can be creative in using the funds provided through Hannaford Helps Schools. They decide for themselves how to use the contribution to best serve their students and their community.”
Hannaford customers generated donations for their local school by purchasing participating products between Sept. 4 and Dec. 3, 2011. These customers received “school dollars” and deposited them in collection towers at their local Hannaford, where they directed the funds to the school of their choice.
In addition, each supermarket provided a $1,000 bonus to the school that generated the most donations in its area. The top fundraising schools in each of the five states in which Hannaford does business received the following donations:
Massachusetts: Our Lady of the Assumption School (Lynnfield) -- $2,601
New Hampshire: Spaulding High School (Rochester) -- $2,482
Maine: Buxton Center Elementary School (Buxton) -- $2,326
New York: Highland High School (Highland) -- $2,698
Vermont: Georgia Elementary School (St. Albans) -- $2,281
“Once again this year, our customers made a real contribution to their local schools and communities through Hannaford Helps Schools,” Blom said. In 12 years, the program has raised more than $7.5 million to benefit local schools.
About Hannaford Supermarkets
Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, operates 179 stores in the Northeast. Stores are located in Maine, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. All Hannaford stores feature Guiding Stars, America’s first storewide nutrition navigation system and most stores have full-service pharmacies. Hannaford employs more than 26,000 associates. Additional information can be found at www.hannaford.com.
ake cash donations to local K-12 schools when customers purchase eligible products between Sept. 9 and Dec. 1. The program is in its 13th year and has raised $7.5 million for schools in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York and Massachusetts.
“Many schools are finding it harder than ever to pay for the equipment and programs that students need,” said Eric Blom, Hannaford spokesman. “At Hannaford, we are committed to helping to meet some of those needs by partnering with local educators and our customers through Hannaford Helps Schools.”
As part of the program, customers receive three “school dollars” – equivalent to cash – for every four participating products purchased. School dollars can be turned in to the school or placed in special collection bins at any Hannaford location.
This year’s program involves more than 60 brand partners and more than 700 products, including products from Procter & Gamble, Clorox, Kraft, Unilever, General Mills, Heinz, McCain, and many others.
Each Hannaford store also provides a $1,000 bonus to the school in its area that generates the most donations. Last year, Hannaford Helps Schools made contributions to more than 2,500 schools in the Northeast and raised nearly $780,000 to benefit local education.
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. All Hannaford stores feature Guiding Stars, America’s first storewide nutrition navigation system, and most stores have full-service pharmacies. Hannaford employs more than 26,000 associates. Additional information can be found at www.hannaford.com.