Save Mart Supermarkets has teamed up with Valley Children’s Healthcare to help raise money for critical services. From Monday, April 17 to Sunday, April 30, shoppers can tear off $2, $3 or $5 coupons at checkout. Once scanned, the donation will be added to their grocery bill. All proceeds will benefit this premiere pediatric facility. The fundraising drive will be held at 44 Save Mart stores throughout the Central Valley, from Sonora to Porterville, including the local stores in Oakdale and Riverbank.
The mission of Valley Children’s Healthcare is to provide high-quality, comprehensive healthcare services to children, regardless of their ability to pay, and to continuously improve the health and well-being of children.
“The Save Mart Companies has been investing heavily in children’s health programs for years. We’re happy to partner with such a renowned facility to ensure our kids in the valley continue to have access to vital care,” said Randy Slentz, General Manager for Save Mart. “Last year during the same drive, our generous customers and employees raised more than $23,000 for the hospital.”
To date, Save Mart and its shoppers have donated more than $866,000 through this annual fundraising campaign and Shares powered by eScrip, a program in which up to 3 percent of shoppers’ qualified purchases is directed to the hospital.
“We are so grateful to Save Mart Supermarkets for their ongoing support. We look forward to another successful campaign in support of Valley Children’s Healthcare,” said Rob Saroyan, Valley Children’s Vice President, Philanthropy and Chief Development Officer.
The Oakdale Save Mart is at 1449 E. F St.; the Riverbank store is at 2237 Claribel Road.
Based in the heart of the Central Valley, Save Mart Supermarkets is committed to sourcing a wide variety of local products ensuring that ‘fresh comes first’ for neighborhoods throughout California and Northern Nevada. The company employs over 16,000 team members and operates 205 traditional and price impact stores under the banners of Save Mart, Lucky, FoodMaxx, S-Mart Foods, and MaxxValue Foods. In addition to its retail operation, Save Mart owns and operates three distribution centers – Roseville, Turlock and Vacaville. The company also operates Smart Refrigerated Transport and is a voting partner in Super Store Industries (SSI), which owns and operates a distribution center in Lathrop, Mid Valley Dairy in Fairfield and Sunnyside Farms ice cream plant in Turlock. For more information on the company visit: www.SaveMart.com.
Valley Children’s Healthcare – one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the nation – provides Central California’s only high-quality, comprehensive care exclusively for children, from before birth to young adulthood. Its independent, nonprofit network offers highly specialized medical and surgical services to treat conditions ranging from common to the most unusual and complex at its 358-bed children’s hospital as well as through partner hospitals, specialty care centers, satellite practices and primary care services. The family-centered, pediatric services extend from a leading pediatric cancer and blood diseases center on the West Coast, and the pediatric heart center known for its expertise and pioneering treatments, to Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the highest level referral center between Los Angeles and the Bay Area. With more than 550 physicians and 3,000 staff, Valley Children’s partners with other providers and organizations throughout its 11-county service area to support delivering the best care to kids closer to home. For more information, visit www.valleychildrens.org.