press release

June 5, 2015

Contacts:
Arlene Putterman
Stop & Shop NY Metro Division
(914) 251-2834
[email protected]

STOP & SHOP DONATES OVER $900,000 TO LOCAL SCHOOLS IN NEW YORK METRO AREA THROUGH A+ School Rewards

Purchase, NY (June 5, 2015) – The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC today announced a $930,000 donation to 1,702 public and private schools through its simple school fundraiser, A+ School Rewards for the 2014-15 school year. Since launching the program in 2007, Stop & Shop has donated more than $4 million to local schools throughout the communities it serves.

“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 students are our future leaders and we’re proud to make this investment in the communities where we operate.”

Through Stop & Shop’s A+ School Rewards program, participating schools earn cash for technology, scholarships, school programs, field trips, playgrounds and other educational needs. After customers designated the school(s) of their choice last fall, A+ School Rewards points were accrued with each purchase made using a Loyalty Card from October 5, 2014 through March 21, 2015. Customers can sign up and designate up to two local schools to participate in next year’s A+ School Rewards this fall.

St. Charles School in Staten Island, New York was the top earning school this year, receiving $23,532. The other top earning schools included:

  • Nathan Hale Middle School (Norwalk, CT) - $10,709
  • St. Clare Elementary School (Staten Island, NY) - $8,078
  • Mohegan School (Shelton, CT) - $7,007
  • St. Padre Pio School (Ridgefield, CT) - $6,833
  • Blind Brook School (Rye Brook, NY) - $6481

For a complete list of participating schools and the Stop & Shop A+ School Rewards donation they earned for the 2014-15 school year, visit www.stopandshop.com/aplus.

About Stop & Shop

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs over 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.