Los Angeles Schools Raised More Than $400,000 Through the Program in 2010
Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market today kicked off registration for its 2011 Shop for Schools fundraising program. Now in its fourth year, Shop for Schools is an easy way for parents, educators and the neighborhood to raise much-needed money for local schools. For the first time, schools can register for the program online at www.freshandeasy.com/shopforschools bySeptember 15, 2011.
All schools with students in kindergarten through 8th grade within a three-mile radius of a Fresh & Easy store are eligible to participate in Shop for Schools. Participating schools receive a $1 cash donation for every $20 receipt collected from any Fresh & Easy store from September 15 throughDecember 31, 2011. The school that raises the most money in the state through receipt collection will also win a $5,000 bonus.
In addition to collecting receipts, schools can have their own Shopping Night, a fundraising event where five percent of a local Fresh & Easy store’s total sales, on a designated evening, are donated to the school. Last year, schools raised more than $1.3 million through Shop for Schools and Shopping Nights, with participating schools in LA County raising more than $400,000. Schools are able to use these funds for whatever they need most.
Shop for Schools was created to help during a time when schools’ budgets continue to be cut. Fresh & Easy has donated over $2 million so far to its neighborhood schools. More information about Shop for Schools can be found at www.freshandeasy.com/ shopforschools.