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Ralphs to Raise Funds for CHOC

Spare change donated by customers through May 25 will go to various children's hospitals in Southern California.

Ralphs and Food 4 Less stores are helping raise money for pediatric hospitals across Southern California by passing on spare change that customers donate through May 25, the grocery stores announced Wednesday.

"Ralphs believes strongly in giving back to the communities our stores serve," company President Donna Giordano said. "We cannot think of a better way to invest in our communities than by giving families and children hope through our support of the outstanding work these hospitals are doing to provide world-class medical care for children."

The hospitals to benefit are Children's Hospital of Orange County, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA, Miller's Children's Hospital in Long Beach, Loma Linda University Children's Hospital, Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego and Cottage Children's Hospital in Santa Barbara.

Ralphs, which last year donated about $6 million to charities, operates 243 supermarkets, and Food 4 Less, which had donations of about $4 million last year, operates 146. Both are owned by Kroger Co.

-- City News Service

Dave T. January 31, 2013 at 03:07 PM
Ralphs donation to Childrens Hospital of Orange County comes at a time when other donations have diminished due to the economy. CHOC has just opened it's oncology addition... such a wonderful facility. We applaud Ralphs for their support. dt Westcliff Nurses...HOme Health Care.

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