Easter Seals, Vons Team Up For People With Disabilities
Southern California Vons and Pavilions Stores Hold April Charity Campaign
SANTA ANA, Calif., April 25, 2013
SANTA ANA, Calif., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Vons and Pavilions grocery
stores across Southern California are on the final push of the April
fundraising campaign in support of local residents with disabilities. At all
262 locations customers will have the option at every check-out counter of
making a contribution to Easter Seals Disability Services. Donations will
help Easter Seals provide local autism services, job training and employment
opportunities, early childhood development, 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.
For more about Easter Seals visit www.SouthernCal.EasterSeals.com.
"Easter Seals Southern California has seen first-hand the positive impact of
the money raised by Vons and Pavilions stores in the last eight years of this
campaign for people with disabilities," says Mark Whitley, chief executive
officer of Easter Seals Southern California. "Last year's People With
Disabilities Campaign raised more than $1 Million in support of Easter Seals
Southern California. We are truly grateful for their continued financial
support that enables us to offer help, hope and answers to children and adults
living with disabilities, and to the families who love them."
"Easter Seals Southern California consistently provides top quality services
to people with disabilities," says Lori Raya, president of Vons. "Vons has
been a longtime supporter of this mission through employing many associates
with disabilities and providing support to the efforts of Easter Seals in our
About Vons www.vons.com
Vons is one of the largest divisions of Safeway, Inc. with 276 grocery stores
in Southern California and Southern Nevada. Safeway Inc. is a Fortune 100
company and one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America, based
on sales. The company operates 1,641 stores in the United States and western
Canada and had annual sales of $44.2 billion in 2012. The company's
commonstockis traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SWY.
About Easter Seals
Easter Seals Southern California Disability Services is a leading non-profit
organization providing autism and early education services for children, as
well as services for adults that help them find and keep employment, live in
their own homes; not institutions, and learn daily living and social
skills.Learn more at www.SouthernCal.EasterSeals.com and www.workfirst.us.
Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EasterSealsSoCal andTwitter at
SOURCE Easter Seals
Contact: Marianne Tomich/ Kimberly Cohn, (310) 649-2073, Easter Seals; For
more about the Vons People With Disabilities Campaign, please call Marianne
Tomich at 310-649-2073 or email Marianne.Tomich@essc.org.
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