I think Haggen's recent efforts to help with local schools are great! Their new program, School Bucks, donates a portion of customer's sales to a school of their choice. It's easy to sign up for, and can be registered with any public or private, preschool through 12th grades. The money is put towards educational equipment and materials. Most products at the local Haggen store in Sehome Village will be tagged with a notice, pointing out those products that will count towards School Bucks.
I think this is an extremely smart idea considering grocery shopping is something we all do on a regular basis, and it doesn't cost any extra! It is nice to see the community coming together and making a difference. With Haggen joining School Bucks, I believe this will also create a friendlier shopping environment because we can see that Haggen is invested and actively participating in our community's educational growth. This program is easy, practical, and beneficial!
- Jacqueline Blacker of Bellingham, via Letters to the Editor
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