Smart & Final Charitable Foundation Hosts Annual Fundraising Campaign to Support Olive Crest

Now Through July 7, Smart & Final Customers Can Help Put an End to Child Abuse with a Donation at Checkout

Smart & Final Charitable Foundation Hosts Annual Fundraising Campaign to Support Olive Crest (Graphic: Business Wire)

Smart & Final Charitable Foundation Hosts Annual Fundraising Campaign to Support Olive Crest (Graphic: Business Wire)

LOS ANGELES--()--Smart & Final, the smaller, faster grocery warehouse store for household and business customers, announces its annual in-store fundraiser for Olive Crest, an organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and treating and educating at-risk children. From now until July 7, customers at every Smart & Final location can donate, with all proceeds going directly to Olive Crest, in order to benefit at-risk and neglected children. This year, customers who donate at least $5 will receive a $5 off $25 coupon good for their next in store purchase at Smart & Final between July 8 – July 14.

“During these challenging times, our partnership with Olive Crest to support kids and provide them loving homes takes on a whole new level of importance,” said Deb Bell-Versluis, Director, Smart & Final Charitable Foundation. “This is why we’re offering a $5 off $25 bounceback coupon when a customer donates at least $5, provided and paid for by Smart & Final, so that every penny can go toward putting smiles on the faces of Olive Crest kids.”

Olive Crest provides services to more than 24,000 children and families each year, including providing loving homes, counseling and education for them and their families. A decade-long supporter of the organization, the Smart & Final Charitable Foundation provides cash donations and gift cards to Olive Crest each year, with last year’s mobile campaign raising $465,000.

“We are very grateful for Smart & Final’s partnership, especially during this difficult time,” said Rhonda Tagge, National Director, Olive Crest. “Our children are suffering even more with the COVID-19 quarantine. With no school or childcare centers, hospitals are reporting record highs for child abuse. Schools are a safe place for kids; they get food, they get people they can talk to, and during this time they're unable to get either. We appreciate Smart & Final’s support more than ever. We thank them so much for being a champion for our kiddos.”

For more information, visit SmartAndFinal.com/Olive-Crest.

The Smart & Final Charitable Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life and nourishing the communities Smart & Final serves. The Foundation aids nonprofit organizations with a focus on hunger relief, health and wellness, team sports and youth development, education, and disaster relief. In 2019, the Charitable Foundation raised $1.8 million to support nearly 3,000 causes with the help of Smart & Final customers and store associates.

About Smart & Final

Smart & Final is the smaller, faster grocery warehouse store, headquartered near Los Angeles in Commerce, California. Smart & Final’s 256 store locations offer quality products in a variety of sizes, saving customers time and money without a membership fee. Its larger format stores, Smart & Final Extra!, combine the warehouse store with traditional grocery offerings like farm-fresh produce and natural and organic options, to provide a one-stop shop for all. In business since 1871, Smart & Final remains committed to giving back to its communities through employee volunteer opportunities and donations to local nonprofits.

About the Smart & Final Charitable Foundation

Established in 2002, the Smart & Final Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that strives to give back, improve the quality of life, and nourish communities we serve throughout California, Arizona and Nevada. The Foundation has donated millions of dollars to non-profits and organizations focused on health and wellness, education, hunger relief, team sports and youth development, and disaster relief. The Smart & Final Charitable Foundation raises funds through vendor donations, associates and in-store fundraising.

About Olive Crest

Since 1973, Olive Crest has transformed the lives of over 100,000 abused, neglected, and at-risk children and their families. We work tirelessly to meet the individual needs of kids in crisis by providing safe homes, counseling, and education for both youth and parents. Our many innovative programs reflect our conviction that strengthening the family is one of the most powerful ways to help heal children. With unwavering compassion, the Olive Crest family maintains a lifelong commitment to the youth and families we serve even after they have graduated from our programs.

Olive Crest serves over 7,500 children and families each month throughout California, Nevada, and the Pacific Northwest. For information, call 800-550-CHILD (2445) or visit www.olivecrest.org.

Contacts

Staci Torgeson
KCPR for Smart & Final
(619) 840-2523
press@smartandfinal.com

Release Summary

Smart & Final Charitable Foundation hosts annual fundraising campaign to support Olive Crest through July 7.

Contacts

Staci Torgeson
KCPR for Smart & Final
(619) 840-2523
press@smartandfinal.com