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Tesco-owned Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market has kicked off its fifth-annual Shop for Schools fundraising program, an initiative which to date has given more than $4 million to neighborhood schools to use for whatever they needed most.
“Schools need ways to easily raise money now more than ever, which is why we’re bringing our Shop for Schools fundraising program back for the fifth time,” said Fresh & Easy CEO Tim Mason. “We have donated $4 million to our local schools during a time when budgets continue being cut – and we’re looking forward to helping students and educators raise even more this year.”
Shop for Schools is a way for parents, educators and the neighborhood to raise money for local schools. Through Dec. 31, participating schools will receive a $1 cash donation for every $20 Fresh & Easy receipt collected. Fresh & Easy will also award the top-fundraising school in Arizona, Nevada and the top two highest-earning schools in California each with a $5,000 bonus.
In addition to earning money through receipt collection, participating schools can also have their own Shopping Night, a fundraising event at their local Fresh & Easy store. During a school’s designated Shopping Night, 5 percent of the store’s total sales are donated back to the school.
El Segundo, Calif.-based Fresh & Easy operates 199 stores in Arizona, California and Nevada.