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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

and its family of grocery stores have worked to raise funds and bring attention to Easter Seals' critical mission," says Larree Renda, Safeway Executive Vice President and Chair of the Safeway Foundation. "Most important, is the message that people with autism and other disabilities are valuable members of the workforce--even in these tough economic times. Too many businesses don't take the risk in hiring people with disabilities. At Safeway we've embraced it, and have had great success."

Safeway's Impact on Families Living with Autism and Other Disabilities
Easter Seals is encouraging customers to shop at Safeway's family of stores this April and donate at checkout to help people with disabilities. Funds raised during Safeway's 2009 campaign will support a variety of Easter Seals services across the country for families living with autism including:

  • In California, job training and employment opportunities, pre-school and after-school services, independent living options that keep people in their own homes instead of institutions, services that help adults learn daily living and social skills that most of us take for granted, and early and intensive intervention for toddlers recently diagnosed with autism.
  • In Colorado, a series of family camp retreats and respite programs for families living with autism to relax and play together and formalized assistance for families when their children with autism transition in and out-of school - an incredibly challenging time especially for young adults with autism trying to enter the workforce and live independently.
  • In Texas, scholarships for critical therapy services whose families are unable to a
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