Kroger is joining forces with the United Service Organization (USO) from June 24 – July 7 to “Round-Up” support for American troops and their families by urging customers to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar. Funds raised during the “Round-Up” will help provide financial assistance to brave service men, women and their families.
Customers can also write encouraging messages on postcards provided at each register throughout the “Round-Up.” All postcards will be delivered to the USO and sent to active troops.
“With 71 years of dedication and service to Americans, Kroger is proud to partner with an organization like the USO,” says Glynn Jenkins, director of communications and public relations for Kroger’s Atlanta Division. “We encourage our customers to assist in whatever ways they can – either by participating in the ‘Round-Up’ or by filling out postcards – and help the USO continue to serve members of the military, wounded troops and their families.”
Established in 1941, the USO – a nonprofit, congressionally chartered organization – supports American troops in combat, as well as military personnel on local bases, the National Guard, Guard Reserves, and other personnel providing humanitarian aid.
Visit www.honoringourheroes.com to learn more about Kroger’s partnership with the USO.
The United Services Organization (USO) is a nonprofit, congressionally chartered, private organization; the USO relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to support its activities. The USO is not part of the U.S. government, but is recognized by the Department of Defense, Congress and President of the United States, who serves as Honorary Chairman of the USO. For more information regarding the United Services Organization please visit www.uso.org.
Kroger’s Atlanta Division is headquartered in Atlanta and is one of the Southeast’s largest retail grocery chains with more than 214 stores covering Georgia, Eastern Tennessee, Northern Alabama and South Carolina. The Company focuses its charitable efforts on hunger relief, K-12 education, women’s health initiatives and local organizations in the communities it serves. For more information about Kroger, please visit www.kroger.com.