TARRYTOWN – ShopRite announced that its annual Make-A-Wish® fundraising campaign raised $119,168 to benefit Make-A-Wish® Hudson Valley. Twenty-seven ShopRite stores throughout the Hudson Valley collected donations at checkout from April 16 – April 30. The funds raised will support Make-A-Wish® Hudson Valley and its mission to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
Since its inception in 1986, Make-A-Wish® Hudson Valley has granted more than 3,000 wishes for children in the Hudson Valley region. To date, ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc. has raised over $653,000 for Make-A-Wish® Hudson Valley.
“ShopRite Supermarkets is honored to partner with Make-A-Wish of Hudson Valley. An organization that does such important work for exceptional children and who shares our commitment to make a difference in the communities in which we operate. We look forward to the future continuing our successful fundraising and supporting of Make-A-Wish of Hudson Valley.
“We are extremely grateful for ShopRite’s generosity and support of our chapter through the years,” said Kristine Burton, President and Chief Executive Officer of Make-A-Wish® Hudson Valley. “In total, over the last six years, ShopRite has raised over $653,000 for our chapter, which is equivalent to granting about 87 wishes. Together, we are able to make more wishes come true for many more children and their families.”
Participating ShopRite stores included, in Dutchess County: ShopRite of Fishkill, ShopRite of Lagrangeville, ShopRite of Poughkeepsie and ShopRite of North Poughkeepsie; in Orange County: ShopRite of Chester, ShopRite of Dolson Ave. and ShopRite of Wallkill in Middletown, ShopRite of Monroe, ShopRite of Montgomery, ShopRite of Vails Gate and ShopRite of Warwick; in Putnam County: ShopRite of Carmel; in Sullivan County: ShopRite of Liberty and ShopRite of Monticello; in Ulster County: ShopRite of Ellenville, ShopRite of Kingston, and ShopRite of New Paltz; in Westchester County: ShopRite of Bedford, ShopRite of Cortlandt, ShopRite of Croton, ShopRite of New Rochelle, ShopRite of Scarsdale, ShopRite of Thornwood, ShopRite of Greenway Plaza and ShopRite of Tuckahoe Rd. in Yonkers, and ShopRite of White Plains.
Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley serves eight counties in New York including Delaware, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester. Since its founding in 1986, they have granted over 3,000 wishes for children in the community so far and currently have over 200 wishes in the pipeline waiting to be granted; many are on hold until travel restrictions are lifted.