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Midwest schools benefit from Pamida

September 13, 2010
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald
TOLEDO CHRONICLE - Continuing its long-standing mission to support education, the Pamida Foundation is proud to announce that it is giving back to Pamida communities with a donation of more than $100,000 to local schools in the midwest.

The sum was raised, in part, through the generosity of customers during in-store fundraisers at all Pamida locations last month. The Foundation then matched up to $250 of each store’s proceeds.

Pamida operates a store on South County Road (U.S. Highway 63) in Toledo.

Customer donations were accepted through “pinup” and “round up” programs at store registers. The programs offered shoppers the opportunity to purchase pinups for $1 each, or round up their purchase totals to the next whole dollar with the excess money going to the back-to-school fundraiser.

“Once again, our customers have shown their dedication to education and the future of our youth. Schools have the ability to shape and inspire students in a positive way. I am happy that our customers recognize the importance of education and its impact on the well-being of our communities,” says Jessica Strohman, executive director of the Pamida Foundation. She adds, “By opening their pocketbooks for this cause, shoppers will help local schools continue their

standards of excellence. For that, the Foundation is truly grateful.”

Schools that wish to be considered for future donations are welcome to submit requests to the Pamida Foundation. Details may be found in brochures at all Pamida stores and pharmacies or at:

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About Pamida
Headquarteredin Omaha,Neb.,Pamida operates 204 stores in 17 states, primarily in the Midwest, and carries a wide variety of general merchandise including apparel, home and electronics, seasonal items, toys, housewares and groceries.
The company also operates 104 pharmacies and is a health care leader in each of its communities.
In addition to their hometown service, Pamida generously gives back to localorganizations throughout their communities via the Pamida Foundation.
For more information about Pamida or the Pamida Foundation, visit our Web site at :



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