Rutter’s donated $810,000 to central Pennsylvania charities during 2016, raising the company’s charitable giving total to over $6 million in the past decade. It also marks a new annual giving record for Rutter’s.
“This has been a huge year for Rutter’s. We opened six new stores and we gave a record number of donations to various organizations in the communities we serve. We love financially supporting charities and organizations that make a difference in the lives of children and customers throughout our region. We look forward to continuing to grow and give back to our communities for generations to come.” said Scott Hartman, Rutter’s CEO and president.
Some of the ways Rutter’s gave in 2016:
Children’s Education Organizations Donations totaling $357,000.
$100,000 to the York & Hanover YMCA and YWCA.
$50,000 to the Crispus Attucks Neighborhood Partnership.
Vista School received $47,000 to pay for an autistic child’s tuition.
JCC in York received $25,000 to help with pre-school scholarships.
Lancaster County Career and Technology Center received $10,000 for program funding
Creative Arts Organizations Donations totaling $224,000.
Creative York received a $125,000 donation for an arts teaching room.
Strand Capital received $20,000 to fund for the Performing Arts Summer Camp.
DreamWrights Theatre received $50,000 to remodel the concession area.
Belmont Theater received $14,500 to remodel their backstage facilities.
Additional Organizations contributions totaled $107,000.
Penn State THON received $22,500 towards Four Diamonds fundraising for Hershey Children’s Hospital.
Junior Achievement received $25,000 for JA Biztown.
$10,000 Children’s Home of York.
Vote With Your Dollars – $75,000 total
Leg Up Farm – $25,000
York County Food Bank – $25,000
Make-A-Wish Greater PA & WV – $25,000
Random Acts of Kindness – Rutter’s employees gave out $1,000 to 23 organizations of their choosing, including:
Life Path Children’s Ministries
Veterans’ Helping Hand
York County SPCA
Grand Opening Donations – Rutter’s donated $21,000 during all six Grand Openings.
A full list of charities receiving support from Rutter’s can be found at rutters.com/charities.