Safeway raises $10.7M for disability groups

PLEASANTON, Calif. Safeway and The Safeway Foundation announced that they raised $10.7 million in April during the company’s annual support for people with disabilities campaign and pledged to continue its efforts to support two of the most prominent organizations that assist people with disabilities: Easter Seals and Special Olympics.

“We are thrilled with this kind of outcome and are moved and gratified by the generosity of our customers and employees,” said Larree Renda, Safeway EVP, chief strategist and administrative officer. “A fundraising result like this will help Easter Seals and Special Olympics continue to make a real and measurable difference in the lives of people with disabilities.”

The April campaign is one of two annual Safeway fundraisers supporting organizations that focus on the specific needs of people with disabilities. The organizations include Easter Seals, Special Olympics, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Augie’s Quest. In 2009 Easter Seals named Safeway one of its all-time top corporate partners, having raised and contributed more than $100 million in over a three-decade relationship.