When you buy a shamrock between February 18 – March 17, you’ll help send a local child with muscle disease to summer camp!
About the MDA Shamrocks Program:
Macey’s, Dan’s, Dick’s Market, Lin’s, and Fresh Market stores will be selling shamrock icons February 18 – March 17, St. Patrick’s Day. Shamrock sales support MDA’s Summer Camp, held at Camp K in Salt Lake City. Camp provides thousands of kids with muscular dystrophy and related life-threatening diseases “the best week of the year” giving kids with limited muscle strength and mobility a life-changing experience in an environment without barriers. It’s a week where they’re free to enjoy adventures like horseback riding, swimming and fishing, develop lifelong friendships, build self-confidence and independence that are critical to living longer and growing stronger.
The cost of sending one child to MDA Summer Camp is about $2,000. This includes MDA’s efforts to make each camp fully-accessible and medically-safe, matching volunteer counselors with campers, providing a full medical team on-site along with medical equipment, offering meals and snacks for each child that meet an array of dietary needs and restrictions, providing lodging for a week and offering customized activities designed and planned so every child can fully participate.
About the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the only nonprofit taking a big picture perspective on muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that take away muscle strength and mobility. MDA uses their collective strength to encourage early diagnosis and action, support families in hometowns across the country and find breakthrough treatments and cures, so kids and adults affected can live longer and grow stronger. MDA is fighting to make today free from the harm of these debilitating diseases – and tomorrow free from the diseases themselves.
Learn how you can fund cures, find care and champion the cause at mda.org.
We would like to thank our generous guests for helping support local children with muscle disease.
Macey’s has partnered with Thanksgiving’s Heroes this year to help feed over 2,000 Utah families this Thanksgiving. We couldn’t be prouder of partnering with a great organization that is making a big impact in our community. Thanksgiving’s Heroes came to be after Rob Adams’ family did not know how they would afford their Thanksgiving dinner. Luckily, a generous friend helped them during their time of need and provide a meal for them.
Years later, Rob wanted to pay it forward and set a goal to provide meals for just 10 families. He got to work and reached out to a local school district to get help finding families I need. They teamed up and began spreading the word about Rob’s goal and by the time Thanksgiving arrived they had enough to provide dinner for over 800 Utah families with the help of sponsorships and donations from our generous community.
We look forward to continuing our partnership with Rob and Thanksgiving’s Heroes to provide meals for Utah families in need.
No one should have to go hungry, especially children. We’ve partnered with Utah Food Bank to help keep that from happening. The 2018 Season to Share drive will benefit the Mobile School Pantry program, which brings food directly to the school playground, so students and families can get the food they need each month.
From November 1-December 24, you can help a family in need by making a donation during checkout. Let your cashier you would like to donate, and they will give you an icon to write your name on. You can donate $1, $5, $20, the extra change to round up your purchase to the next dollar, whatever you want! Every donation, regardless of size, makes a difference. Because of our purchasing power as a grocery store, we’re able to make the most of each donation and provide even more food to Utah Food Bank.
We appreciate your continued support and can’t wait to make a difference this year!
Thank you to everyone who helped make our Pantry Pack project a huge success! Your generosity helped us donate 945 complete Pantry Packs. The packs were donated to Bountiful Food Pantry and will be passed out to children on Friday’s to ensure they have something to eat over the weekend. In total, we donated more than $7,681.00 in food.
A big shout-out to the Girl Scout troops, North Salt Lake Youth Council, and board members from Bountiful Food Pantry who came out and helped us. Our fire department even stopped by to provide kid safety tips during the packaging event on Saturday, Sept. 22. We appreciate everyone who donated product and helped us build the kits. We have the best community and can’t wait to do this again next year!
Dick’s Market in Bountiful is working to ensure children in South Davis County don’t go hungry on the weekends. The locally-owned grocery store partnered with Bountiful Food Pantry to collect supplies and assemble more than 2,000 Pantry Packs for the food pantry’s school program. The store will host an assembly part on Saturday September 22 from 1-4 p.m. in the parking lot. Guests are invited to participate by signing up for a volunteer time slot at the service desk.
“We are grateful to our generous guests who have made this project possible. They have donated a variety of kid friendly foods for the packs including fruit snacks, crackers, oatmeal, and macaroni and cheese cups,” said Blaine Butterworth, store director at Dick’s Market in Bountiful. “We’re looking forward to a great event on Saturday and would love to see our guests there.”
The assembled packs and any additional donated product will be delivered to Bountiful Food Pantry early next week.
Who: Dick’s Market in Bountiful
What: Pantry Pack Assembly Event to benefit children in Davis County facing food insecurity
2280 Orchard Drive