Smiths awards $47K to local schools

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At a time when funding for public schools is stretched, Smith’s Food & Drug Stores will donate $47,152.48 to Los Alamos and White Rock public and private K-12 schools through its Earn & Learn Program.
A check presentation will be Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 5:30 pm in the speech theater at Los Alamos High School, 1300 Diamond Dr.  Smith’s Store Managers John Roberts from Los Alamos, and Boyd Moffett from White Rock will represent Smith’s.
Local schools receiving a portion of the funds in undesignated cash contributions based upon their level of support in the program include: Los Alamos Middle School $5,066.60; Los Alamos High School $4,728.38; Mountain Elementary $4,380.14; Barranca Mesa Elementary $4,157.33; Aspen Elementary $3,665.20; Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation $3,099.73; and Los Alamos Band Boosters $2,927.88. Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock received $4,786.26.
Since 2006, Smith’s has gifted $448,665 to Los Alamos area schools. The donation from Smith’s is unrestricted and schools may select the most appropriate use for the funds. Eligible schools must be a qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit, state-accredited, K-12 school located within Smith’s operating areas in New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming and Montana.
“Smith’s is pleased to support our local schools and help bring exciting programs and challenging experiences into the classroom,” said Ryan Peacock, Smith’s New Mexico District Manager. “The loyalty of our customers makes the Earn & Learn Program successful.”
To enroll a school in Earn & Learn, school administrators must complete an online application at smithsfoodanddrug.com. Smith’s customers wishing to  
support the Earn & Learn program link their rewards card to the K-12 school of their choice, by logging on to their Smith’s account or presenting a letter from the school with an Earn & Learn barcode to a store checker. Each time the rewards card is used for a purchase at Smith’s, the school earns money. For more information, call 1-800-444-8081.
Smith’s is a division of the Kroger Co., one of the nation’s largest grocery retailers, which operates 133 stores in seven western states, including 25 stores and 14 fuel centers in New Mexico.