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Regional Raley's Reach Winners Announced
$50,000 in Grants Awarded to Five Schools Throughout Northern California and Nevada
(Wednesday September 5, 2012)
WEST SACRAMENTO, CA— The Raley’s Reach program attracted 128 nominations and more than 65,000 online votes as schools throughout Northern California and Nevada competed for five $10,000 grants to put toward their back-to-school needs.
Continuing to give back to the community, locally-owned and family-operated Raley’s Family of Fine Stores partnered with Unilever to provide a total of $50,000 in grants to schools in five specified regions, which is the largest Raley’s Reach cycle to date. PTAs, booster clubs, parents and community members within each Reach-Region submitted nominations and votes. This year, social networks like Facebook and Twitter were the most popular means for spreading the word and encouraging daily voting for the school of their choice.
The top five schools within each Reach-Region that will receive a $10,000 grant are as follows:
Region 1 – Northern Nevada Region: Incline Elementary School
Region 2 – North Foothill Region: Sierra View Elementary School
Region 3 – Greater Sacramento Region: Kit Carson Middle School
Region 4 – Central Valley Region: Aspire University Charter School
Region 5 – Greater Bay Region: Penngrove Elementary School
“The vote counts in each region were closer than ever this year and each of these winning schools made a great effort in competing for these much needed grants,” said Jennie Teel-Wolter, Raley’s Community Relations Manager. “Many of the entries in this Raley’s Reach cycle expressed a need for technology upgrades, so we’re thrilled to be able to help support this important area that is costly to schools and often has a limited budget and funding resources.”
The Raley’s Reach program was first launched in May of 2010 in honor of Raley’s 75th Anniversary. To date, Raley’s Reach has awarded more than $100,000 in grants to 20 community projects throughout Northern California and Nevada.
Raley's is a privately owned supermarket chain with headquarters in West Sacramento, CA. The company is comprised of four chains — Raley's, Bel Air Markets, Nob Hill Foods and Food Source — located in Northern California and Nevada.
For any questions about Raley's Reach, please contact the Raley's Service Center at 888-221-9762 or firstname.lastname@example.org.