Monday, October 10, 2011

CVS Caremark Raises 35,000 Meals For Arizona’s Hungry!

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance would like to thank Jim Hintzen and the crew at CVS Caremark who were able to raise $5,000 – allowing the Food Bank to distribute enough meals for 35,000 meals this year. Getting participation from all four Scottsdale locations and CVS Caremark’s Corporate approval, a Jeans Week was hosted – with employee’s donating $5 each to St. Mary’s Food Bank to be able to wear jeans to work that week. This is their third and most successful year of fundraising yet!

Lou Evers helped by coordinating volunteers and also donated a guitar signed by Hall of Fame inductee Alice Cooper. Lots of tickets were sold separately for the guitar drawing and it generated lots of interest. Gloria Ortega of St. Mary’s created a joint fundraising website which significantly helped to raise money. Mike Barro of Barro’s Pizza also generously donated pizza and wings for a volunteer appreciation/check presenting ceremony. Next year’s fundraising event is already being planned!

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