The Kroger Co. has partnered with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to sell shamrocks to raise money for MDA summer camps for children, along with helping to fund additional local health care services for children and adults affected by some 40 neuromuscular diseases.
Through March 17, customers can purchase a shamrock at three different levels: a green shamrock for $1, a gold shamrock for $5 or a platinum shamrock for $10. All donations made at the 16 Kroger stores in North Carolina and the Triangle region will benefit children and adults served by MDA within the Raleigh district.
Last year, the MDA’s shamrock program raised more than $220,000, with area Kroger stores contributing more than $14,000 to the total raised.
“We genuinely appreciate Kroger’s continuing participation in our shamrock fundraiser for our summer camps,” said Elizabeth Fligor, MDA fundraising coordinator. “By donating just one to 10 dollars for a shamrock, you will make a real difference in children having the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities and events designed especially for their needs.”
MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research.
Cincinnati-based Kroger operates 2,439 supermarkets and multidepartment stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith’s.