The GIANT Company Rings in Centennial Anniversary With Make A Difference Challenge; John Ruane Comments
CARLISLE, PA - The GIANT Company is preparing for a celebration a century in the making as it gets ready for its 100th anniversary. In honor of this milestone, the retailer is launching its Make a Difference Challenge, an initiative focused on supporting communities through nonprofit organizations that promote healthier people and a healthier planet.
“From our humble beginnings in 1923 as a two-man butcher shop to growing into a leading grocer, The GIANT Company connects families, whether it’s for special celebrations, quick meals on the go, or gathering for a weeknight dinner around the table,” said John Ruane, Interim President. “As we thought about the best way to celebrate our 100th anniversary, it kept coming back to those who’ve helped us get here and to those who help make The GIANT Company the incredibly special place it is, our team members, customers, and community partners. Putting them at the center of our anniversary was the natural choice, because, without them, we wouldn’t be marking this incredible milestone in our company history.”
Building on its 100-year commitment to the communities it serves, The GIANT Company is staying true to its philanthropic roots throughout its anniversary celebration, according to a release. To do so, the retailer is making several financial and product donations as well as participating in volunteer activities.
All donations will support the company’s purpose of connecting families for a better future by taking actionable steps to eliminate hunger, change children’s lives, heal the planet, promote well-being, and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging.
Now through July 30, non-profit organizations located in the company’s footprint will be able to submit a proposal outlining how their unique program would enhance their community and the lives of those they serve. Proposals will undergo a preliminary review by judges made up of team members, and finalists will be invited to present their project live later this year for their chance to win a grant from The GIANT Company, with $500,000 available for participants.
Later this year, the company will thank consumers with four weeks of sales and promotions. With items from across the aisles, including everyday favorites and new launches, the special prices will underscore the company’s longstanding commitment to value.
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Cheers to 100 years!