Photo via Wikimedia Commons
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Ralphs Grocery Co. announced a fundraising campaign Tuesday to benefit seven children’s hospitals in Southern California.

Ralphs customers and employees can support their local children’s hospital through the supermarket chain’s nonprofit arm, The Ralphs Fund, by donating their spare change in collection canisters located at checkout stands. The Children’s Hospital fundraising campaign will run through March 24.

Southern California children’s hospitals that will benefit from the fundraising drive are: Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Cottage Children’s Hospital in Santa Barbara, Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA, Miller’s Children’s Hospital in Long Beach and Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.

“Ralphs believes strongly in giving back to the communities our stores serve,” said Ralphs President Donna Giordano. “We’re pleased to extend our commitment to community service to our local children’s hospitals. We cannot think of a better way to invest in our communities than by giving families and children hope through our support of the outstanding work these hospitals are doing to provide world-class medical care for children.”

Since 2005, Ralphs, its associates and customers have given more than $1.8 million to children’s hospitals in Southern California, a Ralphs statement said, adding that the company intends to raise $200,000 for children’s hospitals.

—City News Service

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