Rutter’s “Vote with Your Dollars” program continues to raise money for charities in Central Pennsylvania to help them meet their capital campaign and fundraising goals.
Once an organization has been selected by the Rutter’s Children’s Charities donation committee, each participating organization will encourage its network of followers, volunteers, members and others to complete two simple steps: to register as a Rutter’s Rewards VIP member and to choose the cause they wish to support. When these steps are completed, every dollar a person spends using his or her VIP credentials or Rutter’s Rewards card at the pump or inside the store counts as a vote for the charity they have selected.
“We are proud to be able to offer such great programs like Vote With Your Dollars and Rutter’s Rewards Schools. It allows our customers to partake in our record-giving donations. We encourage everyone to sign up for their organization of choice and help them reach their goals,” said Derek Gaskins, Rutter’s chief customer officer.
As of Aug. 24, Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia has a big lead, followed by Adams County SPCA in second place. A close race for third place is going on among the West York Borough Police Department K9 Unit, Leg Up Farm and House of Hope in York.
The Vote With Your Dollars program will run until Oct. 31.
In the past decade, Rutter’s Children’s Charities donated more than $6 million to support charities in the local communities it serves. Now under the third generation of family leadership, Rutter’s operates approximately 65 convenience stores throughout Central Pennsylvania and a dairy business serving the Mid-Atlantic region. Scott Hartman is president and CEO; Todd Rutter is president of Rutter’s Dairy; and Tim Rutter is president of M&G Realty.