Weis Markets, a grocery chain that operates in the Mid-Atlantic states, presented a $250,000 check this week to the iFoster Hope campaign.
The donation follows a monthlong customer-supported “round-up at the register,” the proceeds of which were augmented by Weis corporate funds. Although iFoster is a national nonprofit that connects foster children and youth with the resources they need to succeed, the Weis donation will do its work in the seven states where the grocery chain operates: Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, and West Virginia.
“We live and work in the communities we serve and believe in giving back to causes that help children,” said Ron Bonacci, Weis Markets Vice President of Advertising and Marketing. “iFoster targets support and resources to help at risk youth live better lives. We are grateful to our customers for their support and have complemented their generosity with a corporate donation.”
iFoster works with local partners to target the specific needs of foster youth and those who are transitioning into independent adulthood — a challenging period for any foster youth, in any year, that was made even harder by the coronavirus pandemic.
“We are so grateful to Weis Markets for launching the iFoster Hope campaign to support local children and youth in foster care and those aging out,” said Serita Cox, iFoster Co-Founder & CEO. “These funds will make a real difference in the lives of foster kids in all of the communities Weis Markets serves.”