Today Through September 8, Smart & Final Customers Can Help Support Research, Treatment and Education for City of Hope’s Pediatric Cancers Program
Smart & Final, the smaller, faster grocery warehouse store for household and business customers, announces its annual Kids 4 Hope campaign. The fundraiser benefits City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. From August 26 through September 8, customers can donate at every Smart & Final location with all proceeds going directly to the Kids 4 Hope program. This year, as part of a new “Give $5, Save $5” program to encourage donations, customers who donate at least $5 will receive a $5 off $25 coupon good for their next in-store purchase at Smart & Final between September 9 – September 15.
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Smart & Final announces its annual Kids 4 Hope campaign to benefit City of Hope August 26 through September 8. (Graphic: Business Wire)
“With many annual events in limbo during these challenging times, we are honored to be in a position to offer City of Hope’s Kids 4 Hope a reliable source of support as they continue to make advances in the research and treatment of childhood cancers,” said Deb Bell-Versluis, Director, Smart & Final Charitable Foundation. “The $5 off $25 bounce-back coupon, provided and paid for by Smart & Final, inspired a 20% increase in donations over 2019 for a similar drive earlier this summer. We are grateful for our customers’ generosity towards these important causes.”
In 2019, Smart & Final fundraising efforts contributed $401,249 to City of Hope’s Kids 4 Hope program. For more information, visit www.smartandfinal.com/kids4hope.
City of Hope is a member of the Children’s Oncology Group which maintains rigorous staffing, services and facilities standards for treating children’s cancer. Some 90% of all pediatric cancer cases in the U.S. are treated at COG institutions. Through COG, City of Hope has access to the nation’s largest group of clinical trials for pediatric and adolescent cancers.
The Smart & Final Charitable Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life and nourishing the communities Smart & Final serves. The Foundation aids nonprofit organizations with a focus on hunger relief, health and wellness, team sports and youth development, education, and disaster relief. In 2019, the Charitable Foundation raised $1.8 million to support nearly 3,000 causes with the help of Smart & Final customers and store associates.
About Smart & Final
Smart & Final is the smaller, faster grocery warehouse store, headquartered near Los Angeles in Commerce, California. Smart & Final’s 256 store locations offer quality products in a variety of sizes, saving customers time and money without a membership fee. Its larger format stores, Smart & Final Extra!, combine the warehouse store with traditional grocery offerings like farm-fresh produce and natural and organic options, to provide a one-stop shop for all. In business since 1871, Smart & Final remains committed to giving back to its communities through employee volunteer opportunities and donations to local nonprofits.
About the Smart & Final Charitable Foundation
Established in 2002, the Smart & Final Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that strives to give back, improve the quality of life, and nourish communities we serve throughout California, Arizona and Nevada. The Foundation has donated millions of dollars to non-profits and organizations focused on health and wellness, education, hunger relief, team sports and youth development, and disaster relief. The Smart & Final Charitable Foundation raises funds through vendor donations, associates and in-store fundraising.
About City of Hope
City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope has been ranked among the nation’s “Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report for 14 consecutive years. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California. For more information about City of Hope, follow them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.