PURCHASE, N.Y. & QUINCY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announced it distributed $2.5 million to almost 4,000 local schools across the Northeast as a result of its 2013/2014 A+ School Rewards Program. The program provides a simple way for schools to earn funds to support school programs and enrichment activities every time a customer makes a purchase using their Stop & Shop card.
“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. “We recognize that these youths are our future leaders and we’re proud to make this investment in the communities where we operate.”
“It’s exciting for Stop & Shop to support our local schools through our A+ School Rewards program,” said Judi Palmer, director of Marketing & External Communications for Stop & Shop New England. “We are grateful to our customers who help make these important donations possible, and look forward to seeing the many ways the thousands of schools who benefit from this program will use their earnings.”
The A+ School Rewards program is linked to shoppers’ Stop & Shop loyalty cards, earning points for all in-store purchases. Stop & Shop customers can designate up to two schools to benefit from their purchases. Since 2009, Stop & Shop’s A+ School Rewards program has raised more than $9.6 million to help both public and private schools in the Northeast region fulfill their academic and enrichment needs.
In the past, funds raised by A+ School Rewards have helped purchase new computers, additional classroom technology, musical instruments and athletic uniforms and funded school aids, field trips, sports and after-school programs.
The top five schools that earned the highest number of A+ School Rewards points in the New York Metro area are as follows:
St. Charles School (Staten Island, NY) - $23,858.48
Nathan Hale Middle School (Norwalk, CT) - $8,481.23
St. Clare Elementary (Staten Island, NY) - $7,752.05
Blind Brook School (Rye Brook, NY) - $6,479.81
St. Padre Pio School (Ridgefield, CT) - $6,163.27
The top five schools that earned the highest number of A+ School Rewards points in the New England area are as follows:
Amherst Regional High School (Amherst, MA) - $22,007.21
Richmond Elementary School (Wyoming, RI) - $19,529.74
Kingston Elementary and Intermediate Schools (Kingston, MA) - $15,885.35
John F. Kennedy High School (Waterbury, CT) - $15,482.70
East Hampton High School (East Hampton, CT) - $12,364.94
St. Charles School on Staten Island, New York Metro’s #1 rewards leader for the past four years, has raised a total of $80,765 since 2010. Amherst Regional High School has been New England’s highest earning school for all five years of the program, and has raised $91,423 to date.
Information about the 2014/2015 A+ School Rewards Program will be available in August at www.stopandshop.com/aplus.
About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs approximately 59,000 associates and operates 395 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, 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 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 or www.facebook.com/stopandshop.