Donations stay local

vonsremodel1Vons Teams up with the Healthcare Trust of Mammoth Lakes to Keep Donations Local

By Ehren Goetz, Public Relations Coordinator

September, 2013

In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Vons and the Healthcare Trust of Mammoth Lakes are teaming up to ensure that all donations through Vons check-out stands stay local during the month of October.  All donations will help underprivileged women of Mono County pay for mammograms.  Show your support while you shop and give back to your community through the end of October.

Yuri Parisky, M.D., Medical Imaging Director at Mammoth Hospital is very grateful to Vons and Safeway for allowing all money raised at its Mammoth Lakes store to be donated locally.  “Although many women in Mono County can’t afford preventative screenings, it is crucial to detect breast cancer it its early stages to ensure that it can be treated effectively,” says Parisky.

“Last year, together with our customers, we raised and donated over $11,000 to support Mammoth Hospital’s life-saving mammography program.  With the community’s support, we hope to continue to make a difference,” said Carlos Illingworth, Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations for Vons.

To show your support for breast cancer and the Healthcare Trust of Mammoth Lakes serving underprivileged women in Mono County, visit your Mammoth Lakes Vons and make a donation with any purchase.

For more information, contact Bubby Greene, Fund Development Coordinator at (760) 924-4128.


8 Responses to Donations stay local

  1. Steve October 2, 2013 at 4:41 pm #

    How about Von’s going one step further in helping the community and not have such high prices due to the lack of competition. Its not like the store in Mammoth needs to be the highest grossing store within its corporation. Better yet how about not leasing out the old K-Mart building in Bishop to keep out competition.

    • Goods and Services October 3, 2013 at 10:41 am #

      It cost money to ship goods to the boonies. Everyone must bite the bullet as they budget for their shopping. Things are never going to get any cheaper. And all the while, the millionaires (whose numbers are now greater than the entire city of New York) are hardly fazed. In fact, their buying power is now higher than ever.
      It’s all part of their plan.
      And those who complain of the unfairness of it all, are simply done away with by merely calling them do-gooder liberals.

      • Pedro October 4, 2013 at 9:54 pm #

        It costs money to lease buildings you do nothing with. Please explain why the chain store next door to Bishop Vons has same prices as its other outlets.

  2. Pedro October 2, 2013 at 5:30 pm #

    How about I continue to shop with local merchants that don’t gouge me and I donate my money directly? Why support profiteering pirates who take their ransom out of town and masquerade as philanthropists?

    • Joe October 3, 2013 at 11:02 am #

      Pedro- how about you go ahead and do that. Free market capitalism allows you to do that and Vons to be here. If another supermarket really wanted to be here they would find some way of doing so. One vacant building is not a reason to keep a number of possible competitors out. In the meantime whatever the “profiteering pirates” are doing to help out charities is welcome.

      • Pedro October 3, 2013 at 6:50 pm #

        Joe, my ire is directed at Safeway/Vons as a corporation and not local staff that may be trying to do something good.

        My personal experience and reasons over decades are too numerous to list here, but one instant was when I asked about donating money to a food drive as a child. Was told (when I pressed for details) they would take my money and purchase food off their shelves at full price with no discount or matching donation. Even a child could figure out they were taking their profit and giving nothing to feed people.

        “People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.” Adam Smith

  3. Don October 2, 2013 at 9:51 pm #

    My family and I like Von’s and support this effort of financial support for this screening within the Mammoth Lakes area… Good job Von’s !!! Don…

  4. The way some see it October 3, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    What? Help people who are in need? It’s not American, I tell you. Let those poor people pull themselves up by their own bootstraps.
    God Bless America!
    And to hell with those in need!


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