Hannaford Supermarkets announced today that the annual Hannaford Helps Schools program raised a record $1.4 million in 2008 for 2,700 schools in five states, with donations up 37 percent from the previous year.
In-store collections totaled $1.2 million and Hannaford donated an additional $1,000 to the top-earning school aligned with each store. All told, Hannaford Helps Schools has raised more than $5.6 million since 2001.
Open to grades K-12, Hannaford Helps Schools allows shoppers to raise money for activities and equipment-such as computers, sports gear and playground items-by simply buying eligible products. For every four of those products purchased, customers receive three "school dollars" that are equivalent to cash and can be turned in to the school or placed in special collection bins at any Hannaford store.
Including the circulation area of New Market Press (NMP) newspapers, the program in Vermont alone raised $121,346 for 254 schools. Beneficiaries in the NMP area are:
Addison Central School, Addison, $222.
Ascension School, South Burlington, $316.
Aurora School, Middlebury, $682.
Beeman Elementary School, New Haven, $330.
Bridge School, Middlebury, $93.
Bridport Central School, Bridport, $187.
Bristol Elementary School, Bristol, $547.
Camels Hump Middle School, Richmond, $501.
Castleton Elementary School, Castleton, $324.
Castleton Village School, Castleton, $66.
Champlain Valley Christian School, Vergennes, $201.
Charlotte Central School, Charlotte, $592.
Christ the King School, Burlington, $385.
Christ the King School, Rutland, $313.
Community Lutheran Christian School, South Burlington, $48.
Discovery School at Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, $411.
Fair Haven Grade School, Fair Haven, $126.
Ferrisburgh Central School, Ferrisburgh, $135.
Gailer School, Middlebury, $91.
Hinesburg Community School, Hinesburg, $1,031.
Leicester Central School, Leicester, $255.
Leicester Central School, Leicester, $203.
Lothrop Elementary School, Pittsford, $386.
Lake Champlain Waldorf School, Shelburne, $184.
Mater Christi School, Burlington, $246.
Mary Hogan Elementary, Middlebury, $722.
Middlebury Union High School, Middlebury, $907.
Middlebury Union Middle School, Middlebury, $827.
Mill River Union High School, N. Clarendon. $623.
Monkton Central, Monkton, $175.
Mountain View Community School, Rutland, $12.
Mt. Holly Elementary School, Mount Holly, $222.
Mt. St. Joseph Academy, Rutland, $162.
Neshobe Elementary, Brandon, $491.
North Branch School, Ripton, $114.
Northeast Primary School, Rutland, $353.
Northwest Primary School, Rutland, $251.
Ohavi Zedek Hebrew School, Burlington, $75.
Orwell Village School, Orwell, $488.
Otter Valley Union High School, Brandon, $357.
Pierpoint Primary Learning Center, Rutland, $90.
Proctor Elementary School, Proctor, $232.
Quarry Hill School, Middlebury, $51.
Richmond Elementary School, Richmond, $402.
Ripton Elementary School, Ripton, $516.
Robinson Elementary School, Starksboro, $117.
Rutland High School, Rutland, $800.
Rutland Intermediate School, Rutland, $524.
Rutland Town Elementary School, Rutland, $373.
Rutland Area Christian School, Rutland, $358.
Rutland Middle School, Rutland, $249.
Salisbury Community School, Salisbury, $584.
Shelburne Community School, Shelburne, $1,897.
Shoreham Elementary School, Shoreham, $378.
South Burlington High School, South Burlington, $1,423.
St. Mary's School, Middlebury, $499.
Stafford Technical Center, Rutland, $168.
Sudbury's Country School, Sudbury, $78.
Vergennes Union Elementary School, Vergennes, $178.
Vergennes Union High School, Vergennes, $118.
Vermont Achievement Center, Rutland, $132.
Wallingford Elementary School, Wallingford, $360.
West Rutland School, West Rutland, $208.00
Weybridge Elementary, Weybridge, $348.00
Whitehall Elementary School, Whitehall, N.Y., $1,703.
Whiting Elementary School, Whiting, $184.
Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, operates 167 stores and employs more than 27,000 associates in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont.