PORTLAND, Maine — Shaw’s Supermarkets is making a big difference to the bottom line of New England school’s fundraising efforts again this year. New England schools participating in a local, sustainable fundraising catalog are receiving their packaged goods delivered directly to their schools by Shaw’s at no cost. This is the second year Shaw’s has partnered with schools participating in a sustainable; buy local fundraising effort through Close Buy Catalog.
“This incredible donation from Shaw’s has made a huge difference for our bottom line,” stated Jill Hilfiker, Close Buy Coordinator for Barrington PTA, Barrington, NH. “It’s a tremendous gift to New England schools, and a great example of businesses in our communities – large and small – coming together to help New England kids and schools.”
The beneficiary schools participated in Close Buy, a local company that provides an alternative to typical fall fundraising catalogs. Close Buy features local goods, and proceeds not only support New England schools, but also provide a boost to the New England economy by engaging local artists and vendors.
Schools throughout New England participated this year – including schools in Quincy, Gloucester and Kingston, MA, North Hampton and Hollis, NH and Maine schools in Freeport, Portland, Wells and York. Deliveries ran through Dec.11.
“Supporting area schools is important to Shaw’s and this partnership with Close Buy is a great opportunity to give back and we’re happy to be able to help their delivery efforts throughout New England,” said Steve Sylven, spokesperson for Shaw’s. “Parent groups work hard to raise funds for special projects throughout the year. And we’re happy to help alleviate some of their costs.”
Shaw’s Supermarkets: http://www.shaws.com/ Close Buy Catalog: http://www.closebuycatalog.com/
Contact: Demetra Giatas 332-2421