Recently there have been calls to boycott certain Croton businesses until they agree to a village-wide ban of plastic bags; such a proposal to ban plastic bags is currently under discussion by the board of trustees. (Read the letter from Franki's Grill here.)
The primary business that would be effected by this ban is Shoprite, which completed a multi-million dollar renovation just last year. Shoprite is a big area employer and has a long history of community outreach and veterans support. Here are just a few examples culled from the Everything Croton archives, etc. in no particular order. This list BELOW of community contributions by Shoprite is by no means complete.....(All photos, all rights reserved.) Your editor believes it is important to acknowledge these contributions especially at this time.
--2012, SHOPRITE, SCRUNCHY THE BEAR, BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FUNDRAISING; MORE HERE
--2012, SHOPRITE AND TOWER OF HOPE, VETERANS; MORE HERE
--THANK YOU SHOPRITE, LOAVES AND FISH MINISTRY AT HOLY NAME 2013; MORE HERE
--SHOPRITE CONTRIBUTES TO THE 2015 CROTON FIRE FAIR; MORE HERE
--SHOPRITE CONTRIBUTES TO THE 2014 CROTON FIRE FAIR; MORE HERE
--SHOPRITE CARES ABOUT CROTON, MARCH 2017: SHOPRITE RECOGNIZED FOR ITS CONTRIBUTIONS TO COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS AND EVENTS...15 PHOTOS COURTESY OF CROTON UNITED--SHOPRITE CARES ABOUT CROTON: At a ceremony this week ShopRite of Croton gave a check for $500 to the Croton Caring Committee and honored “Team Croton” staff members who are a part of ShopRite’s Partners In Caring—a year-round, community-based, hunger-fighting initiative that has donated nearly $40 million to more than 1,700 charities since it was started in 1999. READ AND SEE MUCH MORE AT http://bit.ly/2ngBs6C
---SHOPRITE OCT. 2017, $1,000 CHECK TO CROTON CARING COMMITTEE; MORE HERE
--SHOPRITE, A "PARTNER" IN THE ANNUAL CROTON ROTARY THANKSGIVING TURKEY COLLECTION; https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/10/croton-rotary-club-2016-annual.html
--2018 SHOPRITE'S VETERANS CAMPAIGN ADVOCACY CONTINUES WITH....
Pocketbook Bingo! August 17th, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Society, 155 Highland Avenue, Verplanck. Doors open at 6 pm; bingo starts at 7 pm. All proceeds benefit Shoprite's Veterans Campaign. Click HERE for all the details.
They contribute to the annual Fire Fair every year.ReplyDelete
Another problem with bringing your own bags has been people who use them to steal. We often go to other markets when we travel and on the entrance is a note advising people to use carts and baskets and not to put anything in their reusable bags if they have them until checkout time.ReplyDelete
My sister says they have this signage at Turko's in Yorktown.Delete