FAIRFIELD, Conn. and QUINCY, Mass., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announced it will distribute $1 million to local schools in the Northeast as a result of its A+ School Rewards Program.
In its second year, more than 3,100 schools in the Northeast will benefit from Stop & Shop's A+ School Rewards which provided customers with an easy tool to raise money for local schools. The program allowed customers to designate the points they earned for every dollar spent at Stop & Shop to the school or schools of their choice by registering their Stop & Shop Card at www.stopandshop.com.
Customers accrued points from October 8, 2010 through March 24, 2011 which added up to valuable cash rewards for local schools. Participating schools had the opportunity to secure additional cash rewards from $100 – $1,000 through principal challenges, writing and art contests.
"We are proud to support educational initiatives and know that this year's participating schools will be able to use these monies to enhance their students learning experience," said Arlene Putterman, Manager of Public and Community Relations for Stop & Shop NY Metro Division.
"We recognize that these youths are our future leaders and we're proud to make this investment in the communities where we operate."
This month, participating schools will receive their Stop & Shop's A+ School Rewards which can be allocated to a variety of school directed programs including art, music, athletics, and after-school, or used to purchase equipment, teaching supplies and learning tools.
"Stop & Shop sincerely thanks all of our schools and loyal customers who have again helped make the A+ School Rewards Program a great success," said Suzi Robinson, Manager of Public and Community Relations for Stop & Shop New England Division. "Now more than ever, schools need our support and the A+ School Rewards program is an easy way for customers to support their local schools every time they shop."
The following schools earned the highest number of A+ School Rewards points courtesy of Stop & Shop customers. Stop & Shop will host check presentations at these schools now through the end of May:
- St. Charles School – Staten Island, NY, $11,096.16
- Amherst Regional High School – Amherst, MA, $6,335.77
- Long Meadow Elementary PTO – Middlebury, CT, $5,592.41
- Colchester Public Schools – Colchester, CT, $5,179.72
- John F Kennedy High School – Waterbury, CT, $4,750.79
- Forestdale School – Forestdale, MA, $4,527.79
- Oak Ridge School – East Sandwich, MA, $3,753.69
- Edgartown School – Edgartown, MA, $3,387.16
- Joel Elementary School – Clinton, CT, $2,976.75
- East Hampton High School – East Hampton, CT, $2,969.39
- B.F. Norton School – Cumberland, RI, $2,880.40
- William M. Davies Jr. Career & Technical High School – Lincoln, RI, $2,660.67
- Quashnet School – Mashpee, MA, $2,591.71
- Pomperaug Elementary School – Southbury, CT, $2,547.61
- Hommocks Middle School – Larchmont, NY, $2,531.46
- North Elementary – Somerset, MA, $2,499.94
- Murray Avenue School – Larchmont, NY, $2,427.37
- Keyport Central School – Keyport, NJ, $2,322.02
- Emma Heart Willard School – Berlin, CT, $2,300.01
- Weymouth High School – Weymouth, MA, $2,274.49
Information about the 2011/2012 A+ School Rewards Program will be available in August at www.stopandshop.com/aplus.
About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs nearly 62,000 associates and operates more than 390 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, and New Jersey. The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and promote general health and wellness – with emphasis on children's educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA's Smart Way program; has been awarded LEED (EB) certifications for 50 of its existing stores; and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com.
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