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on Aug 7, 2014
Safeway also seems to hire people with special needs at their stores. Although I prefer smaller grocery stores, their corporate social responsibility - being one of the few corporations to lead in this area - makes me want to shop there more.
The Amador Valley Athletic Booster Club has for years benefited from the eScrip program, which Safeway is the biggest retail participant, thus the Club has received a great deal of funding from Safeway thru eScrip, as part of giving back to the Commuity, the AVHS Boosters have provided facilities and volunteers (and T-Shirts) to host the annual East Bay regional Special Olympic tournaments for Basketball, Track and Volleyball for 11 years. AVHS and local Volunteers have provided a wonderful service to keep the games in Pleasanton for such a long time.... and its good to see some of the Special Olympics athletes working at our local Pleasanton store.
Safeway does a few good deeds. At check out, one has a choice whether or not they want to contribute to various charities. Unfortunately, Safeway takes all the credit. They never mention customer contributions?
I prefer to offer $ to charities that say Thank You to contributors and offer those contributors discounts on some of their high priced items.
i rest my case...
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other stores do e-scrip too, not just Safeway. Fresh and Easy does it now and the employees are much friendlier and they support more local produce. they also hire people with special need so it's not just safeway.
Businesses other than supermarket also support schools via e-scrip. It's a really easy way for members of the public to support schools. You can see lists of participating merchants at the e-scrip web site:
Safeway no longer gives escrip contributions for purchases made with a credit card.
Remember, too, that Safeway requires Club Card members to renew their e-scrip registration annually, within a specific time frame. However, you can register already for the 2014-15 school year. You can do so online, via a link from the escrip site.
Target also operates a school support program, for its card holders. Again, customers nominate a participating school of their choice, which will benefit from purchases made on the card.
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