Carmel Valley, Del Mar Vons stores fundraiser benefits people with disabilities

The Vons stores in Carmel Valley at 4627 Carmel Valley Road and 3850 Valley Centre Drive, and Del Mar at 2606 Del Mar Heights Road, are raising money during August for services provided by Easter Seals to local residents with disabilities. Throughout the month-long charity campaign customers have the option at every check-out counter of making a contribution to Easter Seals Disability Services by selecting Easter Seals Southern California and indicating a donation amount on the register pin-pad. Customers can also request to have their receipt total rounded up to the nearest dollar and the difference donated to Easter Seals.

Donations help Easter Seals provide autism services, job training and employment programs, 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.  Additionally, Easter Seals provides one-on-one employment support services that assist veterans to transition out of the military to a civilian job. For more about Easter Seals visit www.EasterSeals.com/SouthernCal.

“Easter Seals Southern California has benefitted tremendously from the money raised each year by Vons and Pavilions stores during this nearly decade-long campaign and we are honored to once again have the support of Vons along with their employees and customers,” says Nancy Weintraub, chief development officer, Easter Seals Southern California. “Last year’s People With Disabilities Campaign raised more than $1.5 million in support of Easter Seals Southern California. We are truly grateful for the continued financial support that enables us to empower children and adults living with disabilities.”

“Vons is proud of the fact we have been an Easter Seals supporter for over 20 years and we are looking forward to another successful People with Disabilities check stand fundraising campaign this year,” says Lori Raya, president of Vons. “It is gratifying to know that supporting the work Easter Seals does directly impacts and strengthens our local communities.

Safeway Inc., (parent company of Vons and Pavilions), is one of Easter Seals’ most generous corporate partners. Over the past 28 years, Safeway has raised more than $130 million to help provide services for people with disabilities.

For more information about Vons, visit www.vons.com.

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