Twice each year, we celebrate our Commitment to Community by hosting a special Community Event Day! On Community Event Day, each of our 41 stores chooses a local nonprofit organization, like Cub Scout Pack 92 (above), to support by hosting a cookout, and donating 100% of the proceeds from the sale of specially priced hot dogs and pop. Members of the selected organizations set up informational tables and visit with customers to spread the word about their cause. In some cases there are raffles, prize wheels, or live demonstrations.
On May 9th, 2015 the organizations participating at our 41 locations raised over $12,000!
Here are some highlights from our most recent Community Event Day:
Supporters of theWounded Warrior Project® at our location in Shop City, Syracuse. Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families.
Precious Paws Animal Rescue at our location in the Del-Ton Plaza in Tonawanda, NY. Their organization is an all volunteer nonprofit cat and kitten shelter and adoption facility.
The Arc of Erie County Pennsylvania at our location in Erie, PA. Their organization provides advocacy and support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
Boy Scout Troop 60 at our location in Hamburg, NY. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
The North Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps at our location in North Syracuse. They are a community oriented emergency services organization committed to providing professional, quality, pre-hospital care including training and education.
Harborcreek Youth Services at our location in Harborcreek, PA. Their organization provides a range of residential and in-home services to children and their families. The HYS Residential program accepts youth from multiple counties throughout the state of Pennsylvania who are in need of intensive and effective therapeutic services. *Please note: the faces of some of the young men in these photos have been blurred to respect the privacy of current residents*
Girl Scouts at our location in North Syracuse. The Girl Scouts organization aims to help young women to develop their leadership potential through activities that enable them to discover their values, skills, and the world around them; connect with others in a multicultural environment; and take action to make a difference in the world.
We would like to thank each and every local organization that spent their Saturday with us for Community Event Day! We sincerely enjoy putting on these events for local charitable efforts, and we welcome new organizations for each event! If your non-profit club, group, or organization would like to be part of our next Community Event Day, please visit your local Valu store and ask to speak with a member of our Management Team.