BOSTON, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Red Sox game on 9.16.2016, Shaw's & Star Market employees proudly presented a check for $500,000 to Boston Children's Hospital on the field of Fenway Park. 2016 was a record-breaking fundraising year for the annual "Give a Smile" campaign that benefits the leading children's hospital in the nation.
The 2016 "Give a Smile" campaign ran from June 1 through July 4. The program allowed shoppers at Shaw's and Star Market stores throughout New England to donate to Boston Children's Hospital by purchasing "Give A Smile" icons in the amount of $1 or $5.
"We are so grateful for the generosity of Shaw's and Star Market and its customers. It serves as a reminder that when you get a lot of people engaging in seemingly small ways, you can make a tremendous impact," said Carola Cadley, Vice President, Corporate Development and Special Events, Boston Children's Hospital Trust.
"Boston Children's Hospital is an amazing community partner and every day they bring smiles to the faces of children, not only here in New England, but worldwide," said Paul Gossett, President of Shaw's Supermarkets. "I am very proud of the work that our stores did to raise $500,000 and I am also very thankful to all of our customers that supported the Give a Smile campaign."
About Boston Children's Hospital:
Boston Children's Hospital is home to the world's largest research enterprise based at a pediatric medical center, where its discoveries have benefited both children and adults since 1869. More than 1,100 scientists, including seven members of the National Academy of Sciences, 11 members of the Institute of Medicine and 10 members of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute comprise Boston Children's research community. Founded as a 20-bed hospital for children, Boston Children's today is a 404-bed comprehensive center for pediatric and adolescent health care. Boston Children's is also the pediatric teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. For more, visit our Vector and Thriving blogs and follow us on our social media channels: @BostonChildrens, @BCH_Innovation, Facebook and YouTube.
About Shaw's & Star Market
Shaw's and Star Market are working to become the favorite local supermarket in every state it operates. Shaw's is one of the oldest continuously operated supermarkets in the United States with its roots dating to 1860. Throughout five New England states, there are 154 store locations employing approximately 19,000 employees. For more information about Shaw's and Star Market, please visit www.shaws.com or connect with us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/starmarket or http://www.facebook.com/Shaws.
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