Shopko Launches "Choose the Charity" Contest on Facebook

Feb 13, 2012, 14:58 ET from Shopko

GREEN BAY, Wis., Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shopko announces the launch of its "Choose the Charity" contest which will allow Facebook fans to select one of five organizations to receive a $10,000 donation from the Shopko Foundation. This contest is part of Shopko's continuing commitment to strengthen the communities it serves. 

"Shopko views each community where we have operations as our 'hometown' and we are thankful for the opportunity to do business in these communities," said Paul Jones, Shopko President and CEO.  "The mission of the Shopko Foundation is to support the well-being of Shopko communities and the 'Choose the Charity' contest is an exciting way for our Facebook fans to be involved in our charitable giving."

The "Choose the Charity" contest will run from February 13 through March 12. Shopko's Facebook fans can visit to learn about each organization and vote for the group that they would like to receive the donation. The top vote-getter will receive the $10,000 donation from the Shopko Foundation and the winner will be announced on March 13.

The groups chosen to participate in the contest are:  The Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery (Spokane, WA), The Children's Center (Salt Lake City, UT), House of Hope (Green Bay, WI), One World Community Health Centers (Omaha, NE) and St. Marcus School (Milwaukee, WI). The organizations were selected based on the high quality of services that they provide, the strong support that they enjoy in their communities and their track records of proven results. Each of the five groups chosen for the contest is a 501c3 organization or accredited educational institution and supports the Shopko Foundation's focus areas of health and education.     

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Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC is an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a leading private investment firm focused on leverage buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in market-leading companies that can benefit from its in-house operating professionals and experience. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the $2 billion retailer operates 149 stores in 13 states throughout the Midwest, Mountain and Pacific Northwest regions. Retail formats include 134 Shopko stores, providing quality name-brand merchandise, great values, pharmacy and optical services in small to mid-sized cities; 5 Shopko Express Rx stores, a convenient neighborhood drugstore concept; and 10 Shopko Hometown locations, a smaller concept store developed to meet the needs of rural communities. For more information, visit