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Gelson’s is “Making Change®” in their communities!

December 14, 2016
gelsons2016-2Gelson’s, a retail partner of Making Change®,  recently held a check presentation where $3,000 was donated to the non-profit organization, Step Up on Second, Inc.  Customers supported the campaign by selecting donation coupons at Gelson’s checkout stands. Donation amounts were tallied into the final grocery bill.
Step Up On Second, Inc. delivers compassionate support to people experiencing serious mental illness to help them recover, stabilize, and integrate into the community. Find out more at

Founded in 1951, Gelson’s currently operates 25 full-service specialty grocery stores in Southern California. Each Gelson’s Market features the full amenities of a traditional supermarket, with the local flavor of a neighborhood market.   Find out more at

Publix Super Markets, Inc. to Kick off Food For All Campaign December 3!

December 2, 2016
Publix Super Markets (all divisions) will kick off their 2016 holiday season campaign tomorrow – Saturday, December 3!  Customers can support the campaign by selecting a $1, $3 or $5 donation coupon at the checkout stand, and handing it to the cashier to scan.   Donations are 100% tax deductible, and support community-based non-profit organizations.
Customers can support the campaign through December 24.
Publix Super Markets, Inc. collected a total of $4,433,287.46 through the campaign in 2015.

Holiday Program in Stores through January 7!

November 16, 2016

2016-adams-holiday-boardMaking Change’s holiday campaign is in full swing! When you shop @ any of these fine retailers now through January 7, donate $1, $3 or $5 at the checkout stand and support community non-profit organizations.  Donations are 100% tax-deductible, and the retailers determine which worthy non-profits they’d like to fund with the program proceeds.
Adams Hometown Markets
Associated Wholesale Grocers
Dorothy Lane Market
Fresh Encounter (Community Markets, Great Scot Community Markets, Sack ‘N Save Supermarket, Chief, King Saver)
Gelson’s Markets
Grand Union Family Markets
Greenbelt Co-op Supermarket & Pharmacy
Harvest Foods
Pennington Quality Market
Pete’s Fresh Market
Seitter’s Market

Family Dollar Stores Running Campaign to Support Boys & Girls Clubs!

November 1, 2016

2016-family-dollar-campaign-boardKicking off November 1 through December 26, Family Dollar stores nationwide are running a campaign to support local and regional Boys & Girls Clubs! Support these efforts by donating $1, $3 or $5 at the register every time you shop.  Donations are 100% tax-deductible.  Lend a hand this holiday season!

2016 Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

October 28, 2016

The October 2016 Breast Cancer Awareness campaign is in full swing!

This year’s participants include:
  • Strack & Van Til (1 store) and Ultra Foods (11 stores)
  • Adam’s Hometown Market
  • Riesbeck’s
Support of these campaigns benefits community non-profit agencies dedicated to breast cancer research, education, support and more.  To participate in the campaigns, shoppers at these fine retailers simply select a $1, $3 or $5 donation coupon at the register, hand it to the cashier to scan, and the amount is added to the final bill.  Campaign ends October 31.

Summer is Here – Benefit Local Anti-Hunger Efforts!

June 10, 2016

From June 1 – September 1, 2016, all Dorothy Lane Markets, Mollie Stone’s Markets, Adam’s Hometown Markets and Draeger’s Markets will be running point-of-purchase campaigns to benefit locally-selected hunger relief organizations!  The Hunger is No Picnic & Hunger Knows No Season programs feature colorful boards and $1, $3 and $5 donation coupons, stationed at checkout stands.  Customers can support the fundraisers by handing a coupon to the cashier to scan, and the amount will be added to their grocery bill.

Lend a hand to a hungry neighbor in need this summer!

Strack & Van Til Partners with making change® in Building Homes for Heroes® Campaign in Chicago Area

May 13, 2016

2016 Strack and Van Til Campaign BoardStrack & Van Til has partnered with making change® in a point-of-purchase campaign in 12 of its stores in the greater Chicago area to benefit Building Homes for Heroes® – which brings mortgage free housing to injured veterans nationwide.

As part of the month-long initiative, making change will coordinate the point-of-purchase Building Homes for Heroes campaign at participating Strack & Van Til and Ultra Foods stores in the Chicagoland area May 1-31. The campaign will feature colorful boards and $1, $3 and $5 donation coupons stationed at registers. Customers can support the campaign by handing a donation coupon in the desired denomination to a sales associate, and that donation amount appears on the final grocery bill. Donations are 100 percent tax-deductible.

“We are extremely proud of the sacrifices our military veterans have made to keep freedom alive across the world, and this initiative is our way of giving back and saying ‘thank you’ for a job well done,” said Ken Diehl, president, Strack & Van Til/Ultra Foods and Town and Country. “We are honored to partner with making change and Building Homes for Heroes to welcome these veterans home.”

The campaign will raise funds to help build one of six homes in the Chicago area, customized to fit the specific needs of an injured veteran and his or her family.

“We are excited to join with the Strack & Van Til team to help Building Homes for Heroes, an amazing organization dedicated to making a real difference for those who have served our country,” said Dave McConnell, president and CEO of making change. “Through this campaign, we will raise the critical funding to help build a home and meet the needs of a very deserving Chicago hero and their family.”

Building Homes for Heroes is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of wounded American service members and their families. Since 2006, the organization has gifted more than 80 mortgage-free homes to wounded veterans across the U.S. The organization is on track to gift one home every 10 days, for a total of 36 this year.

Chicago is home to nearly 424,000 veterans, and there are more than 802,000 veterans across Illinois. There are 23 million veterans in the U.S., according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

“We’re honored to have Strack & Van Till, Ultra Foods and making change’s support in this important campaign in grocery stores throughout Chicago,” Building Homes for Heroes president Andy Pujol said. “Their support enables us to make a meaningful and memorable difference in the lives of our injured servicemen and women.”