Friday, July 17, 2009

Genuardi's Donates 300+ Eyeglasses

Below is a press release issued this week by Genuardi's...
NORRISTOWN, Pa., — July 13, 2009 — Genuardi’s Market in Maple Glen recently donated more than 300 pairs of new eyeglasses to the Horsham Lions Club. In early 2009, when Genuardi’s purchased the former Glen Center Pharmacy, the eyeglasses were part of the pharmacy’s existing inventory. After the pharmacy relocated inside the Maple Glen store, Genuardi’s decided to donate the eyeglasses.
“We’re thrilled to donate these new eyeglasses to the Horsham Lions Club,” said Maryanne Crager, public affairs manager for Genuardi’s. “Members of the Horsham Lions Club work diligently throughout the year to collect and re-distribute new and used eyeglasses to preserve the precious gift of sight and help prevent blindness.”
The Lions Club is the world’s largest service club organization. Lions clubs perform numerous charitable deeds and are recognized worldwide for their service to the blind and visually impaired. Their commitment to sight is exemplified through the collection and recycling of new and used eyeglasses for distribution to the visually impaired.
In addition to collecting eyeglasses, the Horsham Lions Club provides assistance to those in need requiring cataract surgery, awards scholarships to high school seniors, and provides holiday dinners for the needy. Andy Weiss, treasurer of the Horsham Lions Club said, “We would not be able to accomplish all that we do without the help of companies like Genuardi’s. We are so grateful to Genuardi’s for this generous donation so that we can help others see.” Andy said that the Horsham Lions Club has a membership of 32 and is eager to attract new members. For more information visit their web site at or contact Andy at 267-714-8884.

(Lion Andy Weiss, and Maple Glen Genuardi's manager Donna Mundy)
(yes, I know, I should have smiled)

For more than 85 years, Genuardi’s has been serving Delaware Valley consumers. Nearly 5,000 team members operate 37 stores throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, carrying on the company traditions of freshness, quality, great value and legendary customer service. Genuardi’s has been a division of Safeway Inc. since February 2001.
Safeway Inc. is a Fortune 50 company and one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America, based on sales. The company operates 1,739 stores in the United States and western 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. Safeway supports a broad range of charitable and community programs and in 2008 donated more than $248 million to important causes, such as cancer research, education and hunger relief.


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