2013-12-05 / Front Page

Area schools set to receive up to $2,000 from program

Community members can sign to donate

MANISTIQUE – This season, the Shopko Hometown Foundation is giving back to the Hometown communities it serves. For every signature Manistique’s Shopko Hometown receives between Dec. 1 and Dec. 24, the Shopko Hometown Foundation will make a $1 donation to Manistique School District (up to $2,000 per store).

The donation is part of its “Help Us Give Back” initiative, a program run in all 181 store locations across the country. Customers can sign their name once a day, every day to show their support; no donation or purchase is required.

“At Shopko Hometown, we understand that schools are the center of our community, so it is crucial that they receive assistance to maintain the standard of excellence our community members have come to expect,” said Steve Strasser, Shopko Hometown store manager. “The Help Us Give Back campaign is an easy and free way for local residents to raise money for their schools. Given our community’s strong commitment to its children, I fully expect we will quickly reach 2,000 signatures in our store well before the Dec. 24 deadline.”

The Shopko Hometown Foundation is proud of Shopko’s roots as a retail health and optical care provider. To maximize its impact, the Foundation has a narrow focus on areas of giving that support the health of Shopko customers, teammates and communities. Recognizing that education is fundamental to an individual’s health and functionality in society, the Foundation has developed the Help Us Give Back program to provide critical support to schools across the country, while raising awareness to the budgetary challenges many districts face.

To achieve its vision, the Shopko Hometown Foundation believes in supporting community projects, with funds raised supporting established non-profit organizations with a proven record of success.

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