Wegmans Offers Checkout Campaign for United Way

September 27, 2013 Updated Sep 21, 2011 at 12:52 PM EDT

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Wegmans Offers Checkout Campaign for United Way

September 27, 2013 Updated Sep 21, 2011 at 12:52 PM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- Once again this year, Wegmans and local United Ways are teaming up to raise funds for local health and human services, and giving will be as easy as going grocery shopping.

Wegmans ran a checkout campaign for the first time locally last year, raising over $140,000 in its Erie County stores alone.  Theresa Jackson, Wegmans consumer affairs manager, said that this effort is integral to the company’s commitment to the community. 

“Support for United Way is part of our corporate philosophy,” Jackson said.  “Our employees are very supportive of United Way, and we are proud to offer our customers the opportunity to demonstrate their generosity as well.”

Through October 3, Wegmans shoppers in Erie, Niagara and Southern Chautauqua Counties in New York and in Erie, Pennsylvania will be able to make a donation to their local United Way as they pay for their groceries simply by telling their cashier they wish to donate $2, $3, $5, or any other amount.

Dennis Elsenbeck, regional executive for National Grid and United Way Campaign chair, expressed gratitude for Wegmans’ support, saying: “The United Way Campaign will only be successful if everyone steps up to make a difference.  We are so grateful to Wegmans for going the extra mile so their customers can give so easily and conveniently – in addition to their extraordinary support for United Way during the Campaign and year-round.”