Raley’s Reach Voting Period
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Raley's Reach Online Voting Period Kicks Off
128 Northern California and Nevada Schools Compete for Five $10,000 Grants To Be Determined By Community Votes
(Wednesday August 22, 2012)

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA— In a continued effort to give back to the community, Raley’s Family of Fine Stores has partnered with Unilever to provide $50,000 in grants to make a difference in Northern California and Nevada schools through Raley’s Reach.

From August 8-20, local PTAs, booster clubs, parents and community members submitted 128 school nominations throughout Northern California and Nevada – and now it’s in the hands of the online community to log on and cast their votes for the school they’d like to see benefit from one of five $10,000 grants at www.raleys.com/reach.

The five participating regions are defined by geographic locations served by Raley’s Family of Fine Stores:

Region 1 — Northern Region (Nevada): Carson City, Churchill, Douglas, Elko, Humboldt and Washoe counties

Region 2 — Foothill Region (California): Butte, Shasta, Siskiyou, Plumas, Nevada, Sutter and Tehama counties

Region 3 — Greater Sacramento Region (California): Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Solano and Yolo counties

Region 4 — Central Valley Region (California): Madera, Merced, San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties

Region 5 — Greater Bay Region (California): Alameda, Contra Costa, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Sonoma counties

The top school with the most votes in each region will receive $10,000 to put toward their stated back-to-school need. The voting period takes place from August 22-31, with winners announced September 5.

With a long-standing reputation of giving back to Northern California and Nevada communities for more than 75 years, Raley’s offers the unique opportunity for grants to go where participants recognize the greatest need. The partnership between Raley’s and Unilever offers the perfect opportunity to make a difference in local schools.

“We received so many creative nominations — from enhancing technology in the classroom with iPads to supporting healthy lifestyles through physical education programs, and improvements in many other important areas,” explained Jennifer Teel-Wolter, Raley’s Community Relations Manager. “This is our biggest Raley’s Reach cycle to date and we’re excited to see how these communities rally together to compete for these funds.”  

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.

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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.