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Safeway raises $11.2 million for disability programs


PLEASANTON, Calif. Safeway reported that it raised a record $11.2 million in April during the company’s annual Disabilities Campaign, a month-long fundraiser to support two of the most prominent organizations that assist people with disabilities, Easter Seals and Special Olympics.

“Our customers and employees deserve the real recognition for this extraordinary outcome,” said Larree Renda, Safeway EVP, chief strategist and Administrative Officer. “Thanks to their generosity we are making a real and measurable difference in the lives of people with disabilities.”

Each April and August Safeway raises funds through customer donations and company-sponsored events to support multiple organizations and causes for people with disabilities, including Easter Seals, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Augie’s Quest and Special Olympics. To date, the company has raised more than $121 million for these organizations.

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