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Price Chopper associates and shoppers joined forces to raise funds for The One Fund Boston which was created after the 2013 Boston Marathon to aid those affected by the bombings.
The Schenectady, N.Y.-based grocery chain offered $1 pinups for one week in May for customers and a dress-down day for employees. Price Chopper contributed a $10,000 match, for a total of $44,601 raised for the fund.
“It was horrific to see the Boston Marathon end in such heartbreak,” said Mona Golub, the grocer’s VP of public relations and consumer services. “With this donation, we hope to help rebuild the communities of the greater Boston area. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who were deeply affected by the senseless tragedy.”
Formed at the request of Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, the One Fund Boston ensures that all money raised will directly benefit the families of those killed and the individuals who were seriously affected.
New England banners Shaw’s/Star Market and Stop & Shop have also made contributions to the fund.
The Golub Corp. owns and operates 131 Price Chopper stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The company’s 22,000 teammates collectively own more than 50 percent of its privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that’s predominantly employee-owned.