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Vons and Pavilions host in-store fundraiser to benefit Easter Seals

Local grocery stores launch 5th annual April Charity Campaign for people with disabilities

Posted: April 2, 2010 3:31 p.m.
Updated: April 2, 2010 3:54 p.m.
Join Vons and Pavilions grocery stores in Santa Clarita Valley as they raise money during April for services provided by Easter Seals to local residents with disabilities.

The month-long charity campaign takes place at all Santa Clarita, Newhall, Saugus and Valencia locations, where customers will be given the option of making a contribution to Easter Seals Disability Services at check-out.

Donations help Easter Seals provide job training and employment opportunities, pre-school and after-school services, independent living options that keep people in their own homes instead of institutions, and services that help adults learn daily living and social skills that most of us take for granted.

"Easter Seals Southern California has seen first-hand the positive impact of the money raised by Vons and Pavilions stores in the five years of this campaign," said Mark Whitley, chief executive officer of Easter Seals Southern California.

"With state budget cuts and belt-tightening for services to people with disabilities across California, their support is as important as ever."

In 2009, Vons raised over $1.4 million in support of Easter Seals Southern California.

"Vons is a proud employer of many associates with disabilities and we want to ensure the good work of Easter Seals continues in this challenging economy," said Daymond Rice, Vons director of public affairs and government relations. "We also know that Easter Seals Southern California consistently ranks among the most-efficient charities at serving people with disabilities. We are proud to support their efforts in our community."


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