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Fareway Stores, Inc. partnered with Variety - the Children's Charity to conduct the sixth annual Round Up at the register in July at all 131 store locations, raising a total of $173,590.76 for Variety - the Children's Charity.

"We want to thank our generous customers for their heartfelt donations to Variety-the Children's Charity," said Fareway CEO Reynolds W. Cramer. "We have proudly partnered with Variety for more than 35 years and are committed to helping kids w

ho are at-risk, critically ill, or living with special needs across our footprint." Customers had the opportunity to round up to the next dollar or provide an additional donation on their grocery bill to help fund Variety's mission. Dollars raised through the round up will stay in the state in which they were raised, and will provide mobility equipment to children living with special needs, as well as fund and deliver effective programs and grants to care for children who are underprivileged, at-risk, critically ill, or living with special needs.

The top five fundraising stores will now have the opportunity to host a specialized bike giveaway to a child in their community:

1. 705-Clear Lake

2. 077-Norwalk

3. 025-Clinton

4. 061-North Ankeny

5. 223-Gretna, Nebraska

"We sincerely appreciate the fundraising efforts of Fareway and Fareway customers," said Sheri McMichael, Executive Director of Variety. "These funds will allow us to continue our efforts to help children who are at risk, underpriviledged, critically ill or living with special needs."

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