Zallie ShopRites donate ’round-up’ funds to brain tumor organization

Press release from Zallie Supermarkets.

From left are Kevin Jeans, assistant chief development officer NBTS; Ashley Brennan, director of regional development NBTS; Mark and Sandy Kramer, who lost their son to a brain tumor-Sandy is Zallie’s director of MIS; Michael Zallie, Bruce Zallie, Giuliana Zallie; Genie Stettler, ShopRite of West Deptford front end manager and Ron Raucci, ShopRite of West Deptford store manager (Zallie’s ShopRites/Special to The Sun).

Seven ShopRite stores in Camden and Gloucester counties, proudly owned and operated by Zallie Supermarkets, asked customers to “round-up” to the nearest dollar at checkout during May to raise money for the National Brain Tumor Society. Generous customers at the Williamstown, West Berlin, Sicklerville, Glassboro West Deptford, Laurel Hill and Chews Landing stores raised $125,103.87.

This marks the fourth year the Zallie Family has partnered with the National Brain Tumor Society to raise money to research cures and treatment for brain tumors.

The fundraising at store level took place during May, which is also National Brain Tumor Awareness Month. Zallie Supermarkets Director of Marketing, Giuliana Zallie, said the fundraiser is personal since Zallie’s Manager of Information Systems, Sandy Kramer, lost her son to a brain tumor.

“We’ve decided to partner with NBTS not only to honor Sandy’s son, but to raise awareness in the communities our stores serve about this life changing illness,” said Zallie. “Over the past four years, our customers have generously contributed close to $385,000 to help find a cure. We are grateful to our customers for opening their hearts and wallets to support this cause.”

Zallie Supermarkets, Inc. is a family-owned and operated business with a vision to make stores a warm and welcoming place to shop. Ever since George Zallie Sr. opened his very first corner store in the 1950s, the family has continued to provide shoppers with superior store made food and baked goods using only the freshest ingredients.

The Zallie Family is committed to giving back to the communities they serve, hosting the Annual Luncheon to Honor Veterans and partnering with the National Brain Tumor Society every May. Zallie’s also offers Military Monday discounts, as well as Senior Discounts every Tuesday.