GENESEE COUNTY — The Kroger Co. of Michigan wrapped up its March Easter Seals campaign by raising more than $24,000 to benefit Easter Seals Michigan. Customers contributed funds in coin boxes located near cash registers in Kroger’s 124 Michigan stores, with 100 percent of donations going to Easter Seals.
“We sincerely thank our customers and associates for helping us make this generous contribution to help improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and special needs,” said Brandon Barrow, community affairs manager, The Kroger Co. of Michigan. “Kroger supports a number of organizations in various ways throughout the year and we are pleased to help Easter Seals, which has served people within our state for many years.”
Easter Seals offers programs and services that meet the needs of more than 9,000 Michigan children and adults with disabilities and special needs and their families. The organization also supports veterans and military families.
“We could not provide the quality of services that we do without the support of the community and our generous corporate partners like Kroger,” said Brent Wirth, president and CEO of Easter Seals Michigan. “Today, nearly one in five people have a disability. They may be a member of your family, your neighbor, a friend or a co-worker. Our donors help us keep families together and help individuals live life to its fullest.”
Easter Seals Michigan (ESM) has empowered extraordinary individuals to live more independent lives. Last year, ESM served 9,000 people from birth to older adults from its multiple locations in Auburn Hills, Center Line, Royal Oak, Pontiac, Southfield, Waterford, Walled Lake, Flint and Grand Rapids. — G.G.