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Pleasanton Weekly

- March 29, 2013

Shoppers get back $3,000 for schools

Market collects receipts, holds shopping nights

by Dolores Fox Ciardelli

Fresh & Easy has announced the results of its fifth annual Shop for Schools program to raise money for education. This year Pleasanton area schools raised $3,000, by turning in receipts on the campuses to earn $1 for every $20 spent at a Fresh & Easy store, and also on shopping nights when volunteers from the school community helped out and 5% of the store's sales went directly back to the school.

The seven schools that participated in the Pleasanton area were Mohr, Donlon, Walnut Grove, Vintage Hills and Alisal elementaries as well as one school in Livermore and another in Dublin. The top earner was Mohr, which earned $675 through a combination of receipts and its shopping night. Donlon was second with $642.

The program overall raised $2.1 million for schools across California, Arizona and Nevada.

Other supermarkets in town also have fundraising opportunities for Pleasanton schools, including scrip and rewards programs.


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