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Supermarket fundraiser = money for schools

Randy Wehman, store director at Nugget Markets in El Dorado Hills, presents Buckeye Education Foundation's Jack Peterson with a $2,500 check as part of the recent matching funds drive hosted by Nugget and Food4Less. In total, the two-week drive raised $5,397 for local Buckeye Union schools. Photo by Lynn Machon
Randy Wehman, store director at Nugget Markets in El Dorado Hills, presents Buckeye Education Foundation's Jack Peterson with a $2,500 check as part of the recent matching funds drive hosted by Nugget and Food4Less. In total, the two-week drive raised $5,397 for local Buckeye Union schools. Photo by Lynn Machon

Randy Wehman, store director at Nugget Markets in El Dorado Hills, presents Buckeye Education Foundation's Jack Peterson with a $2,500 check as part of the recent matching funds drive hosted by Nugget and Food4Less. In total, the two-week drive raised $5,397 for local Buckeye Union schools. Photo by Lynn Machon

SHINGLE SPRINGS – A representative from Nugget Market and Food 4 Less presented an oversized check for $2,500 to the Buckeye Education Foundation on Nov. 5 — the result of a successful fundraising partnership.

During a two-week matching fund drive held Oct. 20 to Nov. 3 guests at both Nugget Market in El Dorado Hills and Food 4 Less in Cameron Park made tax-deductible donations to the Foundation at each of the store’s check stands.

“We’re grateful to Nugget Markets and Food 4 Less for championing such a successful fundraising effort,” said Foundation President Jon Yoffie. “We look forward to other companies, small and large, hosting a similar matching drive as part of this important effort to support our schools and our community. Every contribution the foundation receives helps put us closer toward restoring the programs and services the state budget crisis has jeopardized, while protecting our award-winning education system.”

The foundation is a private, non-profit entity formed to financially support schools in the Buckeye Union School District of El Dorado County. In October the foundation presented the district with its first grant to support school library and physical education programs that were severely cut at the beginning of the school year.

Formed in 2009, the Buckeye Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit collaboration of parents, educators and community members combating inadequate funding for schools at the state level by providing supplemental funding to the five elementary schools and two middle schools within the school district. The district-wide foundation’s charter is to enhance the education of all K-8 students in the Buckeye Union School District; fund programs the district is unable to fund; and provide funds to assist the district with capital improvements and updated technology.

For more information and to make a donation visit www.buckeyefoundation.org.

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