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Jewel-Osco And Kretschmar Help Make-A-Wish Grant Kids’ Wishes

Kretschmar Jewel-Osco Make-A-Wish

Kretschmar Premium Deli Meats & Cheeses has teamed up with Jewel-Osco to benefit Make-A-Wish Illinois. Through July 9, Kretschmar will donate 10 cents to Make-A-Wish Illinois for every pound of Kretschmar deli meat and cheese purchased at Jewel-Osco stores.

This Kretschmar Legendary Wishes campaign with Jewel-Osco will help Make-A-Wish Illinois grant wishes for Chicago-area children facing critical illnesses. Noah, an 11-year-old Make-A-Wish youth from suburban Deerfield, Illinois, has been fighting cancer, and this program with Jewel-Osco will help fund a special destination trip for Noah and his family, allowing him the chance to swim with dolphins. Noah also will be featured in Kretschmar signage at Jewel-Osco deli counters throughout the region.

“Kretschmar is honored to partner with Jewel-Osco in supporting the Make-A-Wish Illinois chapter,” said Michael Sargent, senior brand manager with Smithfield Foods. “We are dedicated to supporting the important efforts of Make-A-Wish and helping to make once-in-a-lifetime wishes come true for children facing critical illnesses here in Chicago.”

“As a grassroots organization, we rely on generous donors like Kretschmar and Jewel-Osco to make sure that we have the resources necessary to reach every eligible child with a wish,” said Wendy Schultz, corporate giving director for Make-A-Wish Illinois. “We’re thankful that these contributions will be available for us to provide a very special experience for Noah and his family, and also to do the same for other deserving children throughout Illinois.”

Every pound of Kretschmar Premium Deli Meats & Cheeses purchased at the Jewel-Osco deli counter through July 9 will prompt a donation of 10 cents, up to $14,000. 

Since 2012, Kretschmar has contributed more than $850,000 to Make-A-Wish nationally and has sponsored more than 18 wishes with local chapters through the brand’s Legendary Wishes campaign. With the help of retail partners, the brand has raised funds through “per pound” Kretschmar donations, employee donations, sandwich fundraisers and sales of Make-A-Wish paper stars sold at stores’ registers for $1 donations. The brand gives these funds to local Make-A-Wish chapters to continue to grant more wishes.

Kretschmar is a brand of Smithfield Foods.

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Treva Bennett

After 32 years in the newspaper industry, she is enjoying her new career exploring the world of groceries at The Shelby Report.

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