Marlton ShopRite store joins other stores to raise more than $16,000 for Leukemia & Lymphoma…

Marlton ShopRite store joins other stores to raise more than $16,000 for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Ravitz Family Markets will also sponsor the LLS Light the Night Walk at Cooper River on Oct. 13.

Associates at five South Jersey ShopRite stores raised more than $16,000 in July for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Stores contributing to the donation included: ShopRite of Marlton, ShopRite of Evesham Road in Cherry Hill, ShopRite of Garden State Pavilion in Cherry Hill, ShopRite of Mt. Laurel and ShopRite of Union Mill Road in Mt. Laurel.

Cashiers at ShopRite stores owned and operated by the Ravitz family collected donations at the register during the month of July to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

The ShopRite stores joined forces with unions UFCW Local 152 and UFCW Local 1360, each of which have associates working in stores, to promote the July fundraiser and raise money that will go to LLS.

Ravitz Family Markets will also sponsor the LLS Light the Night Walk at Cooper River on Oct. 13.

Through its Ravitz Family Market Cares Committee, officials say Ravitz Family Markets and its ShopRite stores in Burlington and Camden counties raise money each month for different charitable organizations. Those same stores raised money in June for Operation Yellow Ribbon in South Jersey, an organization that sends support and supplies to troops serving overseas.

Local charitable organizations that wish to be considered for support can contact the Cares Committee by reaching out through the stores.

According to officials, The Cares Committee was created 12 years ago when the Ravitz family asked store associates what charities they wanted the company to support. The Cares Committee nominates eligible charities and employees vote on the charities they wish to support. Each month store associates collect customer donations at checkout, with more than $1 million raised for dozens of charities since the Cares Committee was first created in 2006.