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Shopko Hometown Foundation launches "Help Us Give Back" in support of schools

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Foundation to Donate up to $2,000

This week, the Shopko Hometown Foundation announced that it will be giving back to the 181 communities where it has stores. For every signature Shopko Hometown in Two Harbors receives between Dec. 1- 24, the foundation will make a $1 donation to Lake Superior School District #381, up to $2,000. The initiative, Help Us Give Back, is being run across the country.  Customers can sign their names once a day, every day to show their support; no donation or purchase is required. 

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"At Shopko Hometown, we understand that schools are the center of our community, so it is crucial that they receive assistance to maintain the standard of excellence our community members have come to expect," said Gwyn Bell, Shopko Hometown store manager. "The Help Us Give Back campaign is an easy and free way for local residents to raise money for their schools. Given our community's strong commitment to its children, I fully expect we will quickly reach 2,000 signatures in our store well before the Dec. 24 deadline."

In a Dec. 2 press release, the Shopko Foundation acknowledged that "education is fundamental to an individual's health and functionality in society," and Help us Give Back is a way to provide "critical support to schools across the country while raising awareness to the budgetary challenges many districts face." If all 181 stores reach their 2,000 signature goal, over $360,000 will have been raised for districts throughout the country.

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