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Schnucks kicks off register campaign supporting Urban League

One hundred percent of donations collected from Feb. 2 to 15 will be used to support the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis’ Save Our Sons program, the company said.

As part of Black History Month, and for the second consecutive year, Schnuck Markets is kicking off a register campaign aimed at supporting the Urban League.

From Feb. 2 to 15, 100% of donations made by customers in the St. Louis area as they round up their purchases to the nearest dollar, will support the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis.

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Specifically, the proceeds at St. Louis locations will support the nonprofit’s Save Our Sons program. Other round-up campaigns at the retailer’s other market locations will support the Urban League chapter in their respective area.  

The Save Our Sons program seeks to help economically disadvantaged African American men living in the St. Louis areas find jobs and be given the opportunity to earn livable wages, the company said.

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“At Schnucks, we provide careers to more than 13,000 teammates, and one of our community pillars is to help to develop the workforce in our cities and neighborhoods - a goal shared by the Urban League’s through their Save Our Sons program,” said Schnucks chairman and CEO and past Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis chairman of the board, Todd Schnuck. “By working together with our customers, vendor partners and community partners like the Urban League, we strive to Nourish People’s Lives and make every community that Schnucks calls home, better.”

Customers who opt to use self-checkouts and wish to donate may choose a $1, $3 or $5 option as part of the scan and give option at checkout.

In addition, Schnucks Rewards members will be able to donate their rewards points to the Urban League as part of the Donate Your Rewards program.

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Schnucks is truly a major partner for the Urban League; they continue to put into action their commitment to building the regions they serve,” said Michael P. McMillan, president and CEO of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, said. “Because of the Roundup and the generosity of the Schnucks customers who participate, Save Our Sons is able to place hundreds of African-American men into stable employment so they can take care of their families and contribute to our community.”

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