The Kroger Co.'s Women’s EDGE group from its 14 stores throughout the Triangle and North Carolina will host a shoe drive through Sunday, June 29 for those in need.
Kroger's Women’s EDGE is comprised of female associates throughout the national supermarket chain whose mission is to strengthen women by creating opportunities to grow into leaders both professionally and personally. The organization is comprised of five committees to help each member learn more about the Kroger business and the opportunities available. These committees include professional development, community involvement, membership, event planning and communication.
Since its establishment in 2013, Women’s EDGE has already made an impact on the Triangle community. In November, the organization donated more than 2,000 coats to local charities across the Mid-Atlantic region through its coat drive initiative, followed four months later by a contribution of 1,200 volunteer hours during its community service week. The shoe drive will mark the third initiative in six months hosted by the organization.
“Kroger is committed to giving back to the community, and we are so proud of the Women’s EDGE group for coordinating these initiatives to improve the lives of those in need with this project,” said Allison McGee, customer communications specialist for Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic marketing region. “We are equally appreciative that this group of women has come together to support each other to create an environment within Kroger that fosters both personal and professional growth. Having already seen such impressive results with the previous two donation efforts by Women’s EDGE, we are certain the shoe drive will be a great success.”
With headquarters in Roanoke, Va., Kroger Mid-Atlantic operates 14 stores throughout the Triangle, including Apex (1), Cary (1), Garner (1), Fuquay-Varina (1), Raleigh (4) and Durham (6). This division of the nation’s largest traditional grocery retailer has 118 stores, 113 pharmacies and 75 fuel centers in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and the eastern portions of Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio.