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Sip and Tip For Great Causes

Jul 16, 2017

Visit Save Mart’s Wine Garden while at the California State Fair in Sacramento and taste the best of the best! Volunteers will be pouring gold and double gold winners from now until July 30th. When you tip your server, all monies go to The Save Mart Companies C.A.R.E.S. Foundation, which supports various non-profits in the […]

Save Mart Fundraiser Helps Raise Money For Ripon Fireworks Show

Jul 1, 2017

  The city of Ripon will have a fireworks show after all. The Chamber of Commerce asked local businesses to help raise money for its Fourth of July celebration. Shoppers at the Save Mart store in Ripon could donate to the cause at the cash register from June 5 – 18. The two week campaign […]

C.A.R.E.S. Board Funds Summer Fun for Many Organizations

Jun 30, 2017

The Save Mart Companies C.A.R.E.S. Board approved nearly $50,000 in grants for the second quarter.  Many summer activities were funded, meeting some needs in the communities our stores serve. Congratulations to the following non-profits: Sacramento Children’s Museum – Rancho Cordova ITN Monterey – Salinas Stanislaus Library Foundation – Modesto Learning Quest – Modesto Society for […]

Peanut Butter Drive Helps Feed Hungry Kids

Jun 29, 2017

The peanut butter drive hosted by all Save Mart and Lucky Supermarkets is making a dent in the fight against hunger. Every year, 152 stores collect peanut butter to help stock the shelves at local food banks. These donations help feed kids during the summer break when they don’t have access to school lunches. Peanut […]

New Ceres Store Donates To Celebrate Grand Opening

Jun 28, 2017

To celebrate the grand opening of its new location, the Ceres Save Mart made a few donations to local organizations and causes. $500 checks went to Ag Boosters of Ceres, which encourages local high school students to take agricultural classes, and to the Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, which helps college students study business. $500 […]

Bob P. Memorial Plaque Installed at Modesto Pool

Jun 19, 2017

As children in South Modesto swim this summer at the Salvation Army Red Shield Center, they’ll see a new plaque hanging by the pool slide, commemorating Bob Piccinini, the former Chairman of The Save Mart Companies. After Bob’s passing in 2015, friends and family were encouraged to donate to the C.A.R.E.S. Foundation in his name […]

Veterans Use Save Mart C.A.R.E.S. Grant To Train & Win Medals

Jun 7, 2017

   Break the Barriers Vets had an amazing time at the Valor Games Far West last weekend. So many highs for first time veterans, and even more for Vets who were able to compete once again.  9 lucky athletes participated, coming home with 9 gold and 6 silver medals. Through financial support like The Save Mart […]

New Los Banos Save Mart Celebrates Grand Opening with Donations

May 24, 2017

   As part of Save Mart’s commitment to the Los Banos community, Store Manager George Bettencourt handed out donations during the new store’s ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 24, commemorating the opening of the new store. Los Banos and Pacheco High Schools each received a $500 donation after their cheer teams’ performance. Then Bettencourt gave $500 […]

More Than $2 million Donated in First Year of Shares Powered by eScrip Program

May 23, 2017

Local schools, an animal shelter and services for the homeless came out big winners in the first year of Shares powered by eScrip, The Save Mart Companies’ signature charitable program. Shoppers who are enrolled can designate up to 3% of purchases to local schools or non-profits. The inaugural year resulted in $2.075 million in donations, […]

Save Mart Helps Valley’s Sick Children

May 22, 2017

  In our March to a Million, 44 Save Mart stores from Angels Camp to Porterville held their annual in-store fundraiser for Valley Children’s Hospital Foundation in April. The two-week campaign brought in $18,771. Several Save Mart store managers recently presented the check, which now brings the Company’s lifetime donations to nearly $885,000. The check […]