Safeway Inc. and The Safeway Foundation Fundraising Campaign to Support Programs for People with Disabilities

Posted by: : Shayne HeffernanPosted on: August 1, 2014 Safeway Inc. and The Safeway Foundation Fundraising Campaign to Support Programs for People with Disabilities

Donations benefit Easter Seals, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Special Olympics

Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) and The Safeway Foundation today launched a campaign that will fund important programs that assist people with special needs.

Through the Support for People with Disabilities campaign, during the month of August, Safeway customers will be able to donate to Easter Seals, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and Special Olympics. These are the world’s most prominent and respected organizations providing services to people with disabilities, conducting ground-breaking research to treat developmental and neuromuscular disease, and making competitive sports accessible to everyone.

“These three organizations have transformed the lives of millions of people with a range of special needs,” said Larree Renda, Safeway Executive Vice President and Chair of The Safeway Foundation. “We’ve had long relationships with Easter Seals, MDA and Special Olympics and are proud to be a part of their mission to assist others to live healthier lives and reach their full potential.”

Over the years, Safeway has raised and contributed more than $200 million to support the vital efforts of the Support for People with Disabilities campaign partners. The funds have financed critical programs and raised public awareness about the important work these organizations perform every day.

Easter Seals
Easter Seals provides exceptional services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that people living with autism and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communities. For more than 90 years, Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to assist people with disabilities address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals. Learn more at easterseals.com.

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