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Meijer Donates $250K To Support Damar’s Expansion Plans

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Meijer has donated $250,000 to Damar Services to enhance Damar Village, an affordable living community in Indianapolis designed for adults living with behavioral, developmental and intellectual disabilities.

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The donation will go toward the organization’s plans for expansion and improvement, which include a new multi-purpose activity center and community space with teaching kitchens and an indoor track space. Damar Village will unveil its expansion efforts later this year with the opening of seven new residential buildings, with additional plans to double the number of units at its campus on the city’s southwest side.

“We are incredibly thankful to Meijer for their generous support and donation to our vulnerable yet powerful community,” said Damar Services CEO Jim Dalton. “We always strive to provide our residents with remarkable care, exceptional housing options and countless opportunities. The impact this donation will have on building out our community is invaluable.”

Meijer has invested in Indiana communities since opening its first store in 1994. Once its Noblesville store opens later this year, the retailer will have 35 stores in Indiana, including 20 in the greater Indianapolis area. Throughout that time, Meijer has supported hundreds of organizations, including the Riley Children’s Foundation, Indianapolis Urban League and the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.

Founder Hendrik Meijer, and his son, Fred, started Meijer nearly 90 years ago. The family-owned retailer remains committed to supporting those with disabilities and increasing disability awareness in the communities it serves.

“Damar is a remarkable community that creates a secure, friendly and inclusive living environment where all feel welcome,” said Crystal Anderson, Indiana regional VP at Meijer. “We’re grateful for the opportunity to continue growing our presence in Indianapolis and help wonderful organizations like Damar.”

About Meijer

Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Meijer is a privately-owned, family-operated retailer with more than 500 supercenters, grocery stores, neighborhood markets and express locations throughout the Midwest. It is consistently recognized as a Great Place to Work and annually donates at least 6 percent of its profit to communities.

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