Safeway and Safeway Foundation collectively raise $10.8 million for Special Olympics

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway and the Safeway Foundation on Friday announced they raised and donated more than $10.8 million in April for Easter Seals, Special Olympics and a range of other charities that support people with disabilities.

This year's campaign brings the total donation from the annual Support for People with Disabilities campaign, along with other fundraising activities, to $150 million to benefit some of the most respected and prominent charities that help people with disabilities live fuller lives.

"We are extremely grateful for each and every contribution that will help improve and transform the lives of countless people and ensure their disability doesn't define their lives or limit their personal potential," stated Larree Renda, Safeway EVP and chair of The Safeway Foundation.

"On behalf of more than 550,000 Special Olympics athletes in North America, I want to thank the Safeway store employees who tirelessly supported the campaign and the Safeway shoppers who made generous contributions to help ensure that their local communities are ones where all people are accepted, welcomed and celebrated for their gifts and talents," commented Special Olympics president and COO Brady Lum.

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