Last updated on August 22nd, 2021 at 07:57 pm
Quincy, Massachusetts-based Stop & Shop’s annual “Support Our Service Men and Women” fundraising campaign that benefits the United Service Organizations raised a record breaking $1.78 million.
A global, non-profit organization, the USO’s mission is to strengthen service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country throughout their service to the nation.
Since the campaign’s inception more than seven years ago, Stop & Shop has helped raise more than $5 million for the USO.
“We are amazed by the generosity of our customers and associates for raising a record-breaking $1.78 million for the USO,” said Jennifer Brogan, director of community relations for Stop & Shop. “From sending care packages to supporting military spouses to helping navigate the transition from military service to veteran status, our donation will offer vital resources to those serving our country as well as their families.”
During July, customers who shopped in stores and online were asked if they would like to round up their total to the nearest dollar or donate an additional $1, $3 or $5, and Stop & Shop donated 100 percent of the change to the USO.
“The result of this year’s campaign is an impressive demonstration of the nation’s gratitude for the military, and we appreciate everyone who participated,” said Chad Hartman, VP of development and corporate alliances. “It shows that when we come together to give more than thanks, we can help to make a real difference in the lives of those who serve us all. This donation will go toward our important USO mission and enable us to provide needed programs and services throughout the military journey that strengthen and connect service members and their families.”
To learn about Stop & Shop’s support for the USO and other community organizations, visit stopandshop.com.