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Community Giving

Because Market of Choice believes in social responsibility, we place great importance on giving back. In this video, Rick and Debbie Wright share the heartfelt reasons why and how they’ve become involved in community giving, focused on kids and families.



Angel Hair Foundation is a private, non-profit corporation that provides the funding needed to purchase cranial prosthesis hair systems, or "Angel Hair Systems," for children in Oregon who have lost their hair due to medical illness. The foundation was started after Staci, daughter of Market of Choice CEO Rick Wright, underwent chemotherapy and received a prosthetic hair system. To help support the foundation and its mission, Market of Choice is an annual sponsor of Shall We Dance, a dance competition that features local celebrities. Learn more by visiting www.angelhairfoundation.org.

Doernbecher Freestyle Unveiling and Auction
shines a spotlight on young patients chosen to work with Nike designers to create new shoe collections with the proceeds benefiting OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Since its inception, the program has raised over $14 million. Market of Choice CEO Rick Wright is a Doernbecher Foundation board member. To learn more, go to freestyle.doernbecherfoundation.org.

eScrip
allows Market of Choice to give up to 4 percent of customer purchases to the school, group or organization of the customer’s choice, year round, when a debit or credit card is used. Thanks to customers, Market of Choice is one of the largest grocery store contributors to Oregon schools through eScrip. To learn how to get involved, visit www.escrip.com.

Relief Nursery is a nonprofit program, proven to strengthen high-risk families and keep children safe and healthy. Every year, Market of Choice sponsors The Great Taste, a fundraising event, where cheese and wine stewards offer tastings of their favorite products. All of the proceeds go to Relief Nursery, whose mission is to prevent the cycle of child abuse and neglect with early intervention that focuses on building successful and resilient children, strengthening parents and preserving families. To learn more about the Relief Nursery’s programs, visit www.reliefnursery.org.

FOOD BANKS
Several of our stores participate in our Scan-A-Coupon program, and all of our stores work closely with local food-collection programs to ensure that foods that are nearing expiration, or prepared foods that would otherwise go to waste, are distributed to food banks and by other means to help fight hunger in Oregon.

ASHLAND – NeighborImpact Food Bank, based in Redmond, collects and distributes food to more than 40 different sites throughout Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson Counties.

BEND – ACCESS Food Share provides emergency food boxes to hungry families and individuals throughout Jackson County, through a network of more than 24 food pantries. The program also supplies food to over 20 agency programs serving low-income individuals.

CORVALLIS – Linn Benton Food Share has been pursuing the goal that “Everybody Eats” since 1981. To help, the Market of Choice store in Corvallis launched its Scan-A-Coupon program in 2011; customers can add a $1, $5 or $10 coupon to their purchase at checkout. That amount is then donated to Linn Benton Food Share.

EUGENE – FOOD for Lane County
is a private, nonprofit food bank, whose goal is to eliminate hunger by creating access to food. As the largest local retailer, Market of Choice participates in the Scan-A-Coupon program by encouraging customers at its Eugene stores to add a $1, $5 or $10 coupon to their total purchases, which is then donated to the food bank. In addition, Market of Choice donates food to Lane County’s Food Rescue Program each year.

PORTLAND AREA – Oregon Food Bank
provides emergency food through a statewide network of hunger-relief agencies, helping 1 in 5 households fend off hunger. At our Cedar Mill, SE Belmont and West Linn stores, customers can add a $1, $5 or $10 coupon to their purchases at checkout, which is then donated to Oregon Food Bank. Market of Choice also works closely with Urban Gleaners, a Portland-based program that distributes donated foods.

Please note: We receive dozens of requests every week for donations, and we simply cannot accommodate everyone's request. For this reason, we've decided that all of our charitable giving will go to support the above programs. Thank you for your understanding and support.

 

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