ShopRite Supports Autism Speaks
Keasbey, NJ (June 18, 2014) – In support of April’s National Autism Awareness Month, ShopRite is proud to announce that associates at Eickhoff family-owned stores in Southern New Jersey raised more than $30,000 for the cause. During the month of March, associates banded together to raise funds in support of Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization. Participating stores included the ShopRites of Cinnaminson, Hainesport, Delran, Mount Laurel, and Willingboro.
The mission of Autism Speaks is to fund autism research, increase autism awareness, and advocate for the needs of individuals and families living with autism.
A check presentation is scheduled for 1:30 PM, Thursday, June 19th, at the ShopRite of Cinnaminson, 141 Route 130 South, Suite K, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077.
“We are honored to support Autism Speaks in its mission to spread autism awareness in the communities we serve and to raise funds for valuable research efforts,” said Geoff Eickhoff, Director of Operations. “We are exceptionally grateful to our associates and loyal customers for partnering with us in this community endeavor, which not only provides assistance to Autism Speaks but also to the countless families in Burlington County who rely on this outstanding organization for support.”
Pictured above: Dina Schwab, Executive Director for the New Jersey Autism Speaks, middle, Kristen Dixon, Vice President of Corporate Administration (Eickhoff Supermarkets), and Geoff Eickhoff, Director of Operations (Eickhoff Supermarkets).
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 $27 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