LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Lafayette Meijer retailer on State Highway 26 East has as soon as once more generously donated $5,000 in the direction of this yr’s 18th annual “Store with the Mayor” program.
“Store with the Mayor” is an annual program that selects 50 youngsters from native colleges and not-for-profit companies within the Larger Lafayette space to take part within the procuring occasion, in response to a press launch.
Every youngster chosen will obtain a $100 Meijer reward card to purchase garments, toys and the rest on their vacation want lists this yr. With final yr’s in-person occasion with the mayor cancelled on account of COVID, Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski is very wanting ahead to this yr’s occasion.
“I’m excited and likewise humbled to spend time with these youngsters and their households who sadly battle this time of yr to make the vacation season a joyous event,” Roswarski mentioned in a launch. “Attributable to COVID restrictions final yr, I missed our time collectively to buy Christmas.
“I’m wanting ahead to spending time with them to make this yr’s Christmas slightly extra particular. I additionally wish to ship a heartfelt and honest thank-you to Meijer for actually making a distinction within the lives of those younger girls and boys.”
This almost two decades-long occasion started with members of native management wanting to present again to the neighborhood.
“(Store with the Mayor) was impressed by the mayor with native enterprise and neighborhood leaders,” Dadvid Huhnke, director of communications and advertising for the Metropolis of Lafayette mentioned, “eager to make a distinction locally and donate cash to offer Christmas presents to these youngsters and households in want.”
Store with the Mayor will happen from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 14 on the Lafayette Meijer retailer.
“Should you want to donate to youngsters and households which were hit exhausting this yr, please contact your favourite non-profit or native colleges for an inventory of these households in want,” the information launch states.
Margaret Christopherson is a reporter for the Journal & Courier. Electronic mail her at [email protected] and observe her on Twitter @MargaretJC2