The Smart & Final Charitable Foundation presented a check for $506,232 to Olive Crest, following an in-store donation campaign that ended on July 5.
Customers at Smart & Final locations throughout California, Arizona and Nevada were able to support kids in crisis with a $1 donation at checkout.
“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.
“We’re grateful to their Child Abuse Stops Here Network for providing resources to help stop child abuse in the communities we serve,” said Tinamarie Squieri, manager, Smart & Final Charitable Foundation.
Olive Crest is dedicated to preventing child abuse and treating and educating at-risk children. Olive Crest and its Child Abuse Stops Here Network partners, Safe Refuge and Christian Family Care, will utilize the funds raised by Smart & Final to provide services to children throughout California and Phoenix, Arizona.
For more information, visit olivecrest.org.
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