Safeway representatives present a $15,000 check to the Denver Santa Claus Shop at the Monaco and Yale store. DSCS past president Norleen Langdorf, front-end manager Tyler Swanson, DSCS president Lauren Crist-Fulk, DSCS 2nd vice president Fabia Brentlinger; floral manager Trish Davis, bakery manager Robert Torres, store director Anthony Segura, produce manager Martin Huerieta and public affairs manager Heather Halpape. (Langdorf, Brentlinger and Halpape are “Villagers.”) Courtesy photo
The Safeway Foundation made a $15,000 donation to the Denver Santa Claus Shop, a nonprofit that provides toys to children in need.
One hundred-fifty employees at the grocers’ Denver District Office in Centennial raised about $7,500 at their holiday party last December. The Safeway Foundation matched the employees’ donation.
“During our Holiday party, we ask employees to support a charity,” said Heather Halpape, Safeway’s public affairs manager. “Last year, co-workers bought tickets to win various prizes and they were very generous.”
“We are very grateful for Safeway’s huge donation – it’s amazing that 150 people raised so much money,” said Lauren Crist-Fulk, DSCS’s president. The gift will buy new toys for DSCS clients at December’s four-day toy giveaway.
This is the second year in a row that Safeway made a substantial donation to DSCS. In 2016, Safeway gave $12,000 to the shop.
Safeway is one of the country’s largest food and drug retailers in the country, with more than 2,200 stores in 33 states and the District of Columbia, and employing 265,000 people. Visit safeway.com for more information.
Denver Santa Claus Shop is an 87-year-old volunteer-run, nondenominational nonprofit that sets up temporary toy stores each December for families in need so they can shop, choosing toys for their children. DSCS’s mission of “A Toy for Every Girl & Boy” has helped more than 1 million local youngsters since 1931. Visit denversantaclausshop.org for more information.
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