Shopko, Wrigley donate Easter eggs to charitable groups

More than 60,000 candy-filled plastic eggs donated

NEW YORK — Shopko and William R. Wrigley Jr. Co. have donated more than 60,000 candy-filled plastic Easter eggs to nonprofit organizations in the Green Bay, Wis., area, the companies said Monday.

The two companies are distributing the eggs to the YMCA, the YWCA, Salvation Army, Boys & Girls Club, Encombass, House of Hope, March of Dimes, City of DePere Parks & Recreation Department, Big Brothers Big Systers, Golden House, New Shelter, Green Bay Area Public School District McKinney-Vento Homeless Student Program, Holy Family School and Neville Museum and Freedom House.

"One of the best parts of being a member of the Shopko team is knowing we are making a difference in the communities we serve, not just through our local store presence, but through our charitable efforts, which are at the core of our company," Shopko COO and interim CEO Mike Bettiga said. "Green Bay is our hometown, and we know that many local charities and organizations plan Easter activities for the families and children that they serve."

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