Tops Friendly Markets raised $13,365 as a result of its gingerbread house campaign for Oishei Children’s Hospital. The campaign, which kicked off in early November, welcomed families to purchase a gingerbread house kit at locations throughout the region, with a portion of the proceeds being donated back to the hospital. The kits came complete with gingerbread to build a house, plus sweet candy decorations and icing.
“Tops was thrilled to be able to offer this fun and engaging way for families to come together while supporting the hospital,” said John Persons, president of Tops Friendly Markets. “It was a wonderful way to reinforce important values about giving back to those in need all while creating wonderful memories with your own family.”
The Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Foundation Vice President Andrew Bennett said, “Thank you to the Tops team for such a special opportunity to celebrate the holidays safely at home. We are grateful for this support and the dedication of Tops to the well-being of children and families in our community, especially those we serve at OCH.”
Based in Williamsville, Tops Markets currently operates 152 grocery stores in New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont, including five that are run by franchisees. For more information, visit www.topsmarkets.com.