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Giant Food Mart in Wellsville raises over $3,000 for the SPCA Serving Allegany County


Cashiers politely asked for a small donation and customers were generous

By Andrew Harris

For the entire month of April 2022, Karen Pease asked every customer who cashed out on her “aisle” if they would like to donate a little extra for the local SPCA. If you said, “sure I’ll donate a buck,” her smile and genuine appreciation alone made it a good investment. If you said, “no thanks,” Karen would nicely say, “okay, maybe next time.” The no-pressure approach paid off for Pease who raised hundreds of dollars over the month for the animals at the SPCA.

Alacia Pratt’s big smile and jovial approach to being a cashier made her the top solicitor, accepting almost seven hundred dollars in customer donations. Pratt was able to bring out the best in customers and that amount of money will help pay some serious expenses at the shelter.

Robert Shuryn and Theodore Cress were also major all-stars in this effort for the animals. These two nice-guys raised some serious cash for animals in need.

Front-end Manager Christie VanSkiver helped organize the effort this year and is thrilled with the results:

“Everyone is super excited about being able to raise that much money in just a month. $3111 is a lot of money!”

The SPCA was overwhelmed by the effort and raved about what a great team the cashiers and customers were. Executive Director Lynda Pruski had this to say:

“Giant did a great job with the paw print sales!!! The Wellsville store kicked butt!!! Thank you so much on behalf of the animals in our shelter.”

If you missed this fundraiser and still want to support the SPCA, you can Paypal anytime or visit their website for more information on donation supplies or finances.

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