PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway and its charitable arm, the Safeway Foundation, announced that its fundraising efforts to benefit such organizations as Easter Seals, Special Olympics and others garnered $10.4 million.
Safeway’s month-long People with Disabilities fundraising campaign was carried out in the company’s nearly 1,700 stores during the month of April. The funds were raised from customer contributions and will be used to provide assistance, job training, therapy and social outlets to people who live with physical or developmental disabilities, Safeway said.
“We are grateful to our customers who chose to help make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities,” said Larree Renda, Safeway EVP and chair of the Safeway Foundation. “Thanks to their generosity, Easter Seals, Special Olympics and other organizations that support people with disabilities will be even better positioned to assist this important, but often overlooked, part of our population.”