DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – The holidays leave many cashiers wondering if customers want to collect their total for charity, but where the money is going and whether some of that money is being kept at grocery chains has shoppers in us worried. . area
Annual fundraising campaigns benefit local nonprofits, but where the money goes, many are hesitant to donate.
“It’s always very important to me personally and our board, especially when it comes to dollars being raised, that people see the impact, so we’re working with Fareway and Hy-Vee stores to work on introducing the movement.” said Sheri McMichael, Executive Director Alternative, children’s charity.
According to McMichael, the charity works with Fareway and Hy-Vee throughout the year to raise funds for their mobile initiative. In 2022, Fareway stores in Iowa raised $175,000, which will contribute to Variety’s bike donations to children across the state of Iowa, he says.
“A little penny can make a big difference, and our customers are very generous,” said Hy-Vee representative Dawn Buzynski.
Hy-Vee franchisees often partner with Variety with elaborate programs, and note that hundreds of shoppers donate a few cents here and there through their checkout counters. Buzinsky also said that maintaining drives is critical to the main mission Hy-Vee.
“People’s contributions are our lifeblood and we cannot meet people’s needs without people’s contributions,” said Mgr. Robert Doliber, Salvation ArmyQuad Cities coordinator said.
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