Safeway gives $10.4 million to help people with disabilities
May 25, 2011
A major retailer recently made headlines after announcing that it had donated $10.4 million to help support people with disabilities.
Safeway, in partnership with the Safeway Foundation, announced that it would be giving the funds to organizations including Easter Seals, the Special Olympics and others, as part of its month-long People with Disabilities initiative. The company also teamed up with Rebuilding Together to help repair the homes of senior citizens' homes in ten cities.
"On behalf of the entire Special Olympics family, we are so grateful to Safeway and their customers for their amazing support of our athletes," said Special Olympics chairman and CEO Timothy Shriver. "From providing employment to rallying the community for support, Safeway has proven time and time again their leadership in creating opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities."
According to its website, the Safeway Foundation works with a variety of different nonprofits to support causes close to its corporate heart. The firm holds events to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association, in an effort to reduce the number of Americans affected by the disease.