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Schnucks, customers give $125K to support Urban League

The funds were raised through a “Round Up at the Register” campaign during Black History Month.
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Schnuck Markets and the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis announced that Schnucks customers and the company donated $125,000 to support the Urban League through the fourth annual “Round Up at the Register” campaign in February. Customers donated $112,615 between Feb. 7 and 20, and the retailer provided an additional $12,385. 

Customers had the option at checkout to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar with 100% of donations in the St. Louis area supporting the non-profit organization’s Save Our Sons program, and round-ups at Schnucks stores in other markets supporting the Urban League chapter in each respective area or the National Urban League.

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“Our annual Round Up at the Register during Black History Month gives us the opportunity to not only support but to also showcase the great work the Urban League does through programs such as Save Our Sons,” said Todd Schnuck, Schnucks chairman and CEO and past ULSTL chairman of the board. “We thank our customers who, through their generous round ups, are helping the Urban League develop the workforce and helping Schnucks to continue on our mission to nourish people’s lives.”   

The ULSTL’s Save Our Sons program seeks to help economically disadvantaged African American men living in the St. Louis region find jobs and have the opportunity to earn livable wages. This program completes these objectives by assisting the participants in obtaining post-secondary education and job training and teaching the life skills and work ethic necessary to become successful employees.

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"On behalf of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, I extend our heartfelt gratitude to Schnucks for their unwavering generosity and steadfast support. Their commitment to uplifting communities through initiatives like the 'Round Up at the Register' campaign exemplifies the true spirit of corporate citizenship” said Michael McMillan, president and CEO of ULSTL. “Together, we are empowering individuals and transforming lives. Thank you, Schnucks, for your partnership in advancing our mission."

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