Smart & Final, the smaller, faster grocery warehouse store for household and business customers, has begun its annual in-store fundraiser for Olive Crest, an organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and treating and educating at-risk children.
Through July 6, customers at every Smart & Final location can donate, with all proceeds going directly to Olive Crest benefiting at-risk and neglected children. The successful Give $5, Save $5 incentive is back again following the record-breaking 2020 fundraising campaign.
Customers who donate at least $5 receive a $5 off $25 coupon good for their next in-store purchase at Smart & Final between July 7-13.
“It’s been an incredibly challenging period for the children Olive Crest serves. We’re proud that Smart & Final is once again helping this important organization support at-risk children,” said Tinamarie Squieri, manager of the Smart & Final Charitable Foundation. “As an incentive for our generous customers, Smart & Final is again pleased to provide and pay for the popular $5 off $25 bounce-back coupon when a customer donates at least $5, as we strive to break another fundraising record this year.”
Olive Crest provides services to more than 24,000 children and families each year, including providing loving homes, as well as counseling and education for them and their families. A supporter of the organization for more than a decade, the Smart & Final Charitable Foundation provides cash donations and gift cards to Olive Crest each year, with last year’s mobile campaign raising a record-breaking $577,000.
“During a period where our children have endured even more hardships than normal, Olive Crest is so grateful for our partnership with Smart & Final,” said Rhonda Tagge, national director of Olive Crest. “We were humbled to see the outpouring of generosity from Smart & Final customers last year when so many were facing their own challenges brought on by the pandemic. We continue to see greater need for care of our kids and appreciate every donation received to help our Child Abuse Stops Here network build strong families and keep kids safe.”
The Smart & Final Charitable Foundation, based in Los Angeles, California, is committed to improving the quality of life and nourishing the communities Smart & Final serves. The foundation aids nonprofit organizations with a focus on hunger relief, health and wellness, team sports and youth development, education and disaster relief. In 2020, the Charitable Foundation raised almost $2 million to support nearly 1,500 causes with the help of Smart & Final customers and associates.
For more information, visit SmartAndFinal.com/Olive-Crest.