ELIZABETH – The Stop & Shop Supermarket in Elizabeth raised $7,600 to fight childhood cancer and fund research through the company’s 2009 Triple Winner program. These funds contributed to the $5.25 million raised chainwide this year.
By purchasing a scratch-off ticket for $1 at the supermarket, Elizabeth-area residents made a valuable contribution for area children battling the disease. Tickets for the 2009 program flew out of stores in just two months, a record breaker, at a time when charitable giving is on the decline, down 2 percent in 2008, according to the Giving USA Foundation.
“We want to make it easy for our customers to make a difference in their communities,” said Faith Weiner, Stop & Shop Director of Public Affairs. “Thanks to the generosity of our customers, associates, suppliers, and the New York Yankees organization, the Triple Winner Game is Stop & Shop’s most successful program in our effort to fight childhood cancer.”
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