Easter Seals, Vons Team Up For People With Disabilities

Southern California Vons and Pavilions Stores Hold April Charity Campaign

Apr 25, 2013, 15:46 ET from Easter Seals

SANTA ANA, Calif., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vons and Pavilions grocery stores across Southern California are on the final push of the April fundraising campaign in support of local residents with disabilities.  At all 262 locations customers will have the option at every check-out counter of making a contribution to Easter Seals Disability Services.  Donations will help Easter Seals provide local autism services, job training and employment opportunities, early childhood development, independent living options that keep people in their own homes instead of institutions, and services that help adults learn daily living and social skills that most of us take for granted.  For more about Easter Seals visit www.SouthernCal.EasterSeals.com.

"Easter Seals Southern California has seen first-hand the positive impact of the money raised by Vons and Pavilions stores in the last eight years of this campaign for people with disabilities," says Mark Whitley, chief executive officer of Easter Seals Southern California. "Last year's People With Disabilities Campaign raised more than $1 Million in support of Easter Seals Southern California. We are truly grateful for their continued financial support that enables us to offer help, hope and answers to children and adults living with disabilities, and to the families who love them."

"Easter Seals Southern California consistently provides top quality services to people with disabilities," says Lori Raya, president of Vons. "Vons has been a longtime supporter of this mission through employing many associates with disabilities and providing support to the efforts of Easter Seals in our communities.

About Vons www.vons.com
Vons is one of the largest divisions of Safeway, Inc. with 276 grocery stores in Southern California and Southern Nevada.  Safeway Inc. is a Fortune 100 company and one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America, based on sales. The company operates 1,641 stores in the United States and western Canada and had annual sales of $44.2 billion in 2012. The company's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SWY.

About Easter Seals
Easter Seals Southern California Disability Services is a leading non-profit organization providing autism and early education services for children, as well as services for adults that help them find and keep employment, live in their own homes; not institutions, and learn daily living and social skills. Learn more at www.SouthernCal.EasterSeals.com and www.workfirst.us.  Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EasterSealsSoCal and Twitter at www.twitter.com/EasterSealSoCal.

SOURCE Easter Seals