Driscoll's once again partnered with Wegmans Food Markets to sponsor the eighth annual Strawberry Days fundraiser to benefit The Children's Home Society of New Jersey. The three-day fundraising event aims to promote a healthy summer snack while raising awareness and critical funds for the at-risk babies, children and families of New Jersey.
For each carton of Driscoll's strawberries purchased at a New Jersey Wegmans location July 18-20, Driscoll's pledged $0.50 to CHSofNJ. On Sunday, July 27 at Wegmans' Princeton location, Driscoll's presented a check for $20,000 to CHSofNJ, bringing its cumulative Strawberry Days total donation to $135,000. Funds raised from this event will directly support the 54 programs and services CHSofNJ provides to the community, including foster care and adoption services, counseling services, school-based services, and a variety of health and educational programs.
"We are so grateful to Driscoll's and Wegmans for always caring about our children and making a difference in meaningful ways," Donna C. Pressma, CHSofNJ president and chief executive officer, said in a press release. "Strawberry Days raises awareness of the needs of our at-risk children and supports the critical programs our agency provides to help them grow into happy, healthy, successful adults. These companies are shining examples of how large corporations can improve the quality of life for our community's children."
"Helping young people succeed is one of our main giving priorities," Joe Sofia, Wegmans senior vice president and New Jersey division manager, said in the release. "It's our pleasure to be involved, partnering with Driscoll's once again to support CHSofNJ and the incredible work they do to enrich our community."
CHSofNJ thanked Driscoll's and Wegmans for sponsoring Strawberry Days, and also those in the community who supported this fundraiser.