Through its A+ School Rewards program, Giant Food Stores donated $3 million to 2,582 public and private schools for the 2011-2012 school year.
- Nazareth's Holy Family School, one of the top earning schools in Pennsylvania, earned $13,779.
- Governor Wolf Elementary in Bethlehem was the top local school this year, earning $19,731.
According to Colette Fisher, principal of the borough Catholic school, the money accrued for Holy Family is used to lower the subsidy the parish pays to keep the school in good operation.
A+ School Rewards, according to www.giantfoodstores.com, are points that accrue with each purchase using the BONUSCARD, kind of like gas points. At the end of each month, the A+ School Rewards are used in a calculation to determine your school's cash total, which then is automatically credited to your school's account.
Customers can support up to two schools.
Since the program launched in 2005, more than $13 million has been donated to local schools through participating markets.
“The A+ School Rewards program addresses two very important missions to GIANT -- improving the quality of life for children and building healthy communities,” said Rick Herring, president of the grocery chain in a press release.
Schools in the Nazareth Area School District are also enrolled. The school's totals for the 2011-2012 school year were:
- $2,924.49 -- Lower Nazareth Elementary School
- $2,004.95 -- Bushkill Elementary School
- $1,541.50 -- Nazareth Area High School
- $814.15 -- Nazareth Area Middle School
- $304.75 -- Shafer Elementary School
Nazareth Area Intermediate School was not listed in the school totals.
The program ended March 31, but will restart again next school year. To register your BONUSCARD, visit www.giantfoodstores.com/aplus.
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