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Safeway Slated to Top $100 Million Contribution Mark to Easter Seals and Families Living with Autism and Other Disabilities with Launch of Fundraising Campaign
Date:4/2/2009

l as a unique feeding program for infants and toddlers.
  • In Illinois, Easter Seals new Therapeutic School and Center for Autism Research, specifically the Vocational Training and Work Center, and the Research Node Connection Lab that focuses on preparing children with autism for life after school and future employment.
  • In Washington, D.C., respite programs, autism training for therapists, assistive technology and inclusive early childhood education.

  • "Generosity and human kindness never go out of style -- even in the face of such a challenging economy," said James E. Williams, Jr., president and chief executive officer, Easter Seals. "The need for services is greater than ever -- from therapy for young children or families living with autism to supports for older adults and military service members and veterans. We are appreciative and honored that Safeway and its thousands of employees are committed to helping us make a significant difference."

    About Safeway

    Safeway Inc. is a Fortune 50 company and one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America. The company operates 1,739 stores in the United States and Canada and had annual sales of $44.1 billion in 2008. The company's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SWY.

    About Easter Seals

    Easter Seals is the leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and other special needs. For nearly 90 years, we have been offering help and hope to children and adults living with disabilities, and to the families who love them. Through therapy, training, education and support services, Easter Seals creates life-changing solutions so that peopl
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