WEIS MARKETS’ PAWS FOR PETS PROGRAM RAISES A RECORD $385,000 FOR LOCAL ANIMAL SHELTERS
Donations increased 21 percent compared to 2017
Sunbury, PA (June 12, 2018) – Weis Markets announced today that its stores raised $385,000 for more than 150 local animal shelters and pet rescue organization during its tenth annual Paws for Pets initiative, marking a 21 percent increase compared to 2017.
During the four-week program from April 26 to May 23, customers purchased vouchers for $1, $3 or $5, with all proceeds donated to pet shelters and rescue organizations selected at the local level. Weis Markets customers also donated various pet-related products including dog, cat, puppy and kitten food; cat litter; collars; harnesses and leashes; and related products. Weis also partnered with local shelters to host nearly 30 pet adoption events and pet photo shoots at local stores.
“Our Paws for Pets program has had another record year thanks to the hard work of our store associates, and the generosity of our customers,” said Ron Bonacci, Weis Markets Vice President of Advertising and Marketing. “They’ve helped us generate record donations in 2018 and nearly $2 million in contributions and product donations since 2008. These donations will help more than 150 animal shelters and rescue organization throughout our market area.”
Weis Markets’ Newton, New Jersey store was once again the chain leader, raising $11,868 for One Step Closer Animal Rescue in Andover, New Jersey while its Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania store raised $8,995 for Griffin Pond Animal Shelter in South Abington Township. The company’s stores in the Poconos and Northern New Jersey raised $80,881.
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Founded in 1912, Weis Markets, Inc. is a Mid Atlantic food retailer operating 205 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Virginia and West Virginia. For more information, please visit: WeisMarkets.com or Facebook.com/WeisMarkets.