ShopRite Raises $95K to Support Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center

March 19, 2014
ShopRite Raises $95K to Support Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center


Keasbey, NJ (March 19, 2014) – ShopRite stores throughout the Hudson Valley region raised more than $95,000 in support of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center during the month of January this year. The donations were collected at checkout from the generous customers at ShopRite during the Together for our Children campaign and a check was presented to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital representatives on March, 14th, 2014 (see photo).
 
Located in Valhalla, NY, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center is the children’s hospital for New York’s Hudson Valley region and Fairfield County, CT.  It provides lifesaving and life-changing care to thousands of local children each year, including those in need of open heart surgery, brain surgery, cancer treatment, trauma and burn care, organ transplants and more.  
 
“Thanks to our hardworking associates and generous customers, this campaign was successful in raising both awareness and funds to support the tremendous work this organization provides to local families each year,” said Sarada Bernstein, Manager of Community Affairs and Nutrition Services for ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc. “We are honored to stand beside Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in their mission to help others and we look forward to partnering with them again in the future.”
 
 “Our mission is to provide the very best in advanced pediatric care to the children of the Hudson Valley and beyond.  The recognition of our mission’s importance by ShopRite and its customers is evidenced by the support shown to our institution during the Together for Our Children campaign,” remarked Michael Gewitz, M.D., Physician-in-Chief, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center. “On behalf of the staff of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center and the children and families who benefit from our services, I would like to thank everyone involved for their generosity and thoughtfulness.”
 

PHOTO: From left:  Michael Israel, President and CEO, Westchester Medical Center, Sarada Bernstein Manager of community affairs and nutrition services, Tom Urtz, Divisional VP, Steven Shefsky, Head Chef ShopRite of WiteWhite Plains, Linda Hurwitz, R.N., Vice President, Patient Care Services, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, Michael Gewitz, M.D., Physician-in-Chief, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center


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About ShopRite
ShopRite is the registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative based in Keasbey, NJ,  and the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States.  With more than 250 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than six million customers each week.  A long-time supporter of key community efforts, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves.  Through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, ShopRite has donated $33 million to 1,700 worthy charities and food banks since the program began in 1999.  As a title sponsor of the LPGA’s ShopRite Classic, ShopRite has raised more than $26 million for local organizations, hospitals and community groups.  Progressive Grocer named ShopRite its 2011 Retailer of the Year and Supermarket News awarded ShopRite its 2011 Retail Excellence Award.  For more information, please visit www.ShopRite.com.

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