Los Angeles-based Smart & Final has announced the return of its annual fundraiser for Olive Crest, an organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and treating and educating at-risk children.
Through July 5, customers at Smart & Final locations throughout California, Arizona and Nevada can support kids in crisis with a $1 donation at checkout. All proceeds go directly to Olive Crest’s Child Abuse Stops Here Network of agencies, including Olive Crest, Safe Refuge and Christian Family Care.
“For more than a decade we’ve been proud to support at-risk children through our partnership with Olive Crest,” said Tinamarie Squieri, manager, Smart & Final Charitable Foundation. “The past few years have been incredibly challenging for Olive Crest kids and their families. We’re grateful to their Child Abuse Stops Here Network for providing resources to help stop child abuse in the communities we serve.”
Olive Crest’s Child Abuse Stops Here Network provides loving homes, counseling and education services for more than 24,000 children and their families each year. In 2021, Smart & Final raised $515,000 for Olive Crest.
“We continue to be inspired by and grateful for the generosity of Smart & Final customers and associates in their ongoing support of Olive Crest,” said Rhonda Tagge, national director, Olive Crest. “The work our Child Abuse Stops Here Network does to build strong families and keep kids safe continues to be critical through the additional hardships the pandemic has brought on. We simply couldn’t provide the services we do without the support we receive from the Smart & Final Charitable Foundation and their supporters.”
The Smart & Final Charitable Foundation aids nonprofit organizations with a focus on hunger relief, health and wellness, team sports and youth development, education and disaster relief. In 2021, the company’s foundation raised almost $2 million to support 1,500 causes with the help of Smart & Final customers and employees.
Smart & Final is a smaller, faster grocery warehouse store. The company’s 254 store locations offer quality products in a variety of sizes, saving customers time and money without a membership fee. In business since 1871, it gives back to its communities through employee volunteer opportunities and donations to local nonprofits.
For more information, visit smartandfinal.com.