Stater Bros. Charities presented a check to City of Hope this week for $478,480 to support pediatric cancer treatment and education programs in Southern California.
Stater Bros. stores participated in a 12 day “Kids 4 Hope” campaign where customers and employees purchased $1 or $5 mobiles during checkout. The Murrieta location raised more than $20,000, the most of any location during the campaign.
“We are incredibly thankful for our valued customers and employees who generously contributed to this very important cause,” stated Nancy Negrette, Chairman and President Stater Bros. Charities. “Because of them, we are able to make a greater impact in the communities we are privileged to serve,” continued Negrette.
The funds will go towards addressing the needs of patients and families during hospitalization and outpatient treatment. Programs include psychological and social programs, pediatric hematopoietic cell transplant program, musculoskeletal tumor program, school reintegration, and child life programs.
City of Hope is a world leader in treating blood disorders that occur most often in children, adolescents, and young adults, including leukemia and lymphoma, bone, joint and soft tissue tumors, and brain tumors.
Stater Bros.is the largest private employer San Bernardino County. The Company operates 170 stores and employees 18,000 people. Since 2008, Stater Bros. and Stater Bros. Charities have contributed more than $80 million in food and funds to local Southern California communities. For more information, visit staterbros.com.