Eleventh season of program marks $1.5 million raised for area schools
Tops Friendly Markets announced that, during the month of September, it is offering schools the chance to earn double the rewards as part of its “Tops in Education” program (“TIE”). Participants enrolled in the program will now be able to earn up to 10% for their school(s) during the month of September.
Through Sept. 30, designated schools will earn double the rewards when purchasing participating products, including TOPS Brand, Full Circle, TopCare, Tippy Toes, Simply Done, That's Smart, and Best Yet with a registered Tops BonusPlus Card.
“As the school year is just getting underway, Tops wanted to ensure that our local schools had the tools they needed in order to succeed,” said Kathleen Allen, senior manager of community relations for Tops Markets. “From funding school fieldtrips and school dances to extra supplies for the classroom, Tops has learned that the supplemental funding that ‘TIE’ has afforded these school districts has truly been a blessing.”
Since the program’s inception in 2012, Tops has donated more than $1.5 million to over 1,000 participating schools. In 2021 alone, the program raised over $146,000 for local schools.
To register, visit www.topsmarkets.com/education. There, one can also find helpful tips from successful school fundraisers. Shoppers can designate up to three schools in grades K-12 to receive funds from the program during the 2022-23 school year.
To take part in “TIE,” visit www.topsmarkets.com/education and register a Tops BonusPlus card for the program.
“This program provides a great value for our customers while helping to provide funding for educational needs in the communities we serve,” Allen said. “As we at Tops strive to help eradicate hunger and improve the quality of life for children, we couldn’t be more proud of this achievement of donating more than $1.5 million back to local K-12 schools over the past 10 years through ‘Tops in Education.’ ”
Based in Williamsville, Tops Markets currently operates 150 grocery stores in New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont, including five that are run by franchisees. For more information, visit www.topsmarkets.com.