Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Many thanks to Safeway

The Homer Swim and Dive Team and other groups at Homer High School would like to thank Bob Malone and Homer Safeway No. 1832 for their assistance in the eScrip program. The program allows groups to earn money by signing up friends and families who shop at Safeway. Donations are made to their organization by Safeway, when purchasing any of the hundreds of eScrip products. During the August 2011 10 percent Goes Back to Schools Program, our group was able to earn $5,388.80, which put us in the top 100 earning organizations, and earned us an extra $1,000 bonus. The best part all of this is that it did not cost any extra money, as we earned it by shopping at Safeway.

The Homer Swim and Dive team uses fundraising money for travel expenses, which are high for all of our sports teams and to purchase healthy meals and snacks for the athletes as they travel. We thank not only Safeway, but all of the people who donated their receipts to us, plus Safeway cashier, Beth Gilliam, who took the time to collect receipts. Please remember if a group asks you next year to help with this program, it is an easy way to support our schools and extracurricular groups, and all you have to do is shop.

Becky Ginter