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St. Lawrence Central Elementary receives Hannaford’s Helps Schools grant

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BRASHER FALLS - More than 700 New York schools will receive $149,514 in donations through a Hannaford Supermarkets program that helps local schools purchase playground equipment, sports gear, musical instruments and other items. The program is in its 13th year and has raised $8.1 million for schools in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York and Massachusetts.

Hannaford Helps Schools generated donations to local K-12 schools when customers purchased eligible products between Sept. 9 and Dec. 1. This year’s program involved more than 60 brand partners and more that 700 products, including products from Procter & Gamble, Clorox, Kraft, Unilever, General Mills, Heinz, McCain and many others.

St. Lawrence Central Elementary School was the recipient of the Hannaford Helps Schools program for the 2012-13 school year. St. Lawrence has been a recipient of this award for the last four years, even sharing one year with Trinity Catholic in Massena. Through this award, St. Lawrence Elementary has created a “Help Kids” committee that puts the money towards any student that may be in need of school supplies.

Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, operates 181 store in the Northeast. Stores are located in Maine, New York, Massachesetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. All Hannaford stores feature Guiding Stars, America’s first storewide nutrition navigation system, and most stores have full-service pharmacies. Hannaford employs more than 26,000 associates. Additional information can be found at www.hannaford.com

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