Kroger and UNCF–the United Negro College Fund– the nation’s largest and most effective minority education assistance organization, today announced that UNCF will be featured on Kroger’s donation “coin canisters” at all North Texas store locations now through September 8 . Kroger’s coin canisters are placed at every checkout lane to encourage customers to donate their change to support non-profit organizations. Proceeds from the UNCF program will help financially disadvantaged students at UNCF’s private HBCUs (historically black colleges and universities) in Texas. Kroger, a longtime community supporter, also supports UNCF through its Neighbor-to-Neighbor program.
“UNCF is very grateful for Kroger’s partnership in our mission to help reduce the financial barriers that prevent so many deserving students from attending college.” said UNCF Dallas Area Development Director Diane Stephenson. “Kroger’s contributions have helped hundreds of promising young people earn their college degrees and start careers of success and service. Kroger’s continued support is playing a critical role in the future of our communities in Texas and around the country by preparing students to succeed in today’s economy. We salute Kroger for investing generously in UNCF and the education of our future leaders.”
“As college costs continue to rise, more students and their families are facing financial challenges. In an effort to help raise funds for talented and deserving students across the region, Kroger has once again selected UNCF to be a beneficiary of our coin canister donation program,” said Kroger Consumer Affairs Director Gary Huddleston. “Kroger takes pride in being a community partner and we are committed to building strong alliances with organizations such as UNCF that are dedicated to enriching the lives of others.”
For more information about UNCF, or to support UNCF scholarships or other programs, please visit UNCF.org or call UNCF at (972) 234-1007.