Schnucks “Round Up at the Register” raises $266,000 for The Salvation Army
PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - The Salvation Army’s annual Tree of Lights campaign total has grown.
Thursday Schnuck Markets Inc. and The Salvation Army announced Schnucks customers and the company donated $266,000 through “Round Up at the Register.”
Customers could round up their purchases to the nearest dollar, with 100% of donations going toward The Salvation Army.
During the two-week campaign, customers donated $245,013 and Schnucks added $20,987.
“Our customers know the great work The Salvation Army does in all the communities that we serve, and their generosity toward both the Round Up at the Register and the bell ringers at our entrances is incredible,” said Schnucks Chairman and CEO Todd Schnuck. “Nourishing people’s lives is at the heart of everything we do, and in addition to serving our customers and their families, we share The Salvation Army’s commitment to our communities by helping our most vulnerable citizens.”
Money raised during the campaign stays in the market in which the money was donated and will go toward supporting local programs and services, including providing food, shelter, child care and job training throughout the year.
“We are thrilled and so grateful for the generosity of Schnucks and its customers who rounded up at the register to help so many people in need this holiday season and throughout the year,” Colonel Robert Webster, The Salvation Army Midland Division CEO, said. “Thank you for raising an amazing $266,000 for The Salvation Army. We are in awe!”
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