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Haggen Donates $30K To School Projects Through DonorsChoose.org


Last updated on June 14th, 2024 at 09:30 am

Haggen has donated more than $30,000 to 56 projects requested by teachers throughout Whatcom County, Washington, through DonorsChoose.org. The donations will make an impact on 3,660 school-aged children at 16 schools in six school districts throughout the county. This fall, Haggen has pledged $22,500 to DonorsChoose.org. Each store will have $1,500 of funds to give to local school projects.

Since November 2015, Bellingham-based Haggen—which operates 15 stores in Washington—has donated more than $112,000 in total to 308 projects at 149 schools impacting 25,736 students through DonorsChoose.org. About half of that has benefitted school projects in 18 schools in Whatcom County.

The DonorsChoose.org website allows teachers to post classroom project requests, and donors can choose the ones they want to support. DonorsChoose.org was founded by a teacher in 2000 and is open to every public school in America.

For decades, Haggen has been an active supporter of the schools in the communities surrounding its stores through direct donations, Scrip sales, School Bucks and now through DonorsChoose.org.

“Funding these projects brought absolute joy to our whole Haggen team,” said Emily Riggs, program development and promotions specialist at Haggen “We’re honored to support our local classrooms and teachers, and we applaud the teachers’ dedication and enthusiasm to enrich the lives of our community’s youngest members.”

Linsey Pike, a teacher at Blaine Primary School whose project was funded by Haggen, writes, “Once again I am stunned by Haggen’s generosity for the children in our care. I teach because I love kids and I want them to feel loved and know they can positively impact the world we live in. One way I seek to improve their education is through DonorsChoose.org and I am so thankful for our funded project. This project will help many children for years to come. Thank you again for your kind donation.”

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