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Smart & Final Charitable Foundation Raises Funds For Kids 4 Hope

Kids 4 Hope

Los Angeles-based Smart & Final, the grocery warehouse store for household and business customers, is participating in Kids 4 Hope. The fundraiser benefits City of Hope, an independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. From Oct.18 until Nov. 5, at every Smart & Final location, customers can purchase mobiles for $1 each, which they can sign to hang at the store.

“Kids 4 Hope shines a bright light on the need for continued research and more treatment options for childhood cancers,” said Deb Bell-Versluis, director of corporate communications and charitable foundation at Smart & Final. “Health and wellness is one of the core pillars of focus for our Smart & Final Charitable Foundation, and we’re honored to contribute to such a worthy cause.”

In 2018, Smart & Final fundraising efforts contributed $323,000 to the Kids 4 Hope program and has a goal of reaching $400,000 in donations this year. The Smart & Final Charitable Foundation also supports City of Hope through sponsorships of its annual Pediatric Picnic and Walk for Hope, as well as various other fundraising events.

Throughout the year, the Smart & Final Charitable Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life and nourishing the communities Smart & Final stores serve. The foundation aids nonprofit organizations that impact issues including hunger relief, health and wellness, education, youth development and sports and disaster relief. Last year, the Charitable Foundation raised $2 million for more than 2,300 causes with the help of Smart & Final customers and store associates.

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