Smith’s Food & Drug stores has launched its sixth annual fundraising campaign to benefit the St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation Charity Care Program and its Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals pediatric unit at the Siena campus. Smith’s customers are invited to join store associates in fundraising efforts throughout Southern Nevada and Northern Arizona, including Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Mesquite, Pahrump, Fort Mohave, Kingman, Lake Havasu and Bullhead.
Customers will be asked to make a donation at the check stands through May 27, and any change dropped into the check stand coin boxes will be added to the effort. The funds raised are a combination of efforts between associates, customers and Smith’s corporate gifts. The contributions are being used to assist families struggling to pay their child’s medical costs after trauma or serious illness.
“To date, Smith’s has donated $1.7 million to support the children’s unit at the hospital. By helping St. Rose heal the children of the Las Vegas community, we are helping our customers’ who need our support,” said Smith’s vice president public affairs Marsha Gilford.
Smith’s has a long history of supporting children’s hospitals. In the 1940s, company founder Dee Smith collected pennies and delivered them to the nearby children’s hospital. Since 2002, Smith’s associates, suppliers and customers have contributed more than $14.5 million for children’s charity care throughout Smith’s seven western states of operation.
About Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican
Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican is the only Children's Miracle Network Hospitals location in southern Nevada and 100 percent of every dollar raised stays in the community to provide pediatric equipment, charity care and health education for children treated at St. Rose. To learn more about Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ partnership with St. Rose, visit www.supportstrose.org.
About Smith’s Food & Drug Stores
Smith’s is a division of the Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR), the nation’s largest traditional retail grocer. From its division office in Salt Lake City, Smith’s 17,500 associates serve customers in 138 stores throughout seven western states. For more information, please visit www.smithsfoodanddrug.com. Smith’s operates 35 stores in Southern Nevada and 4 in northern Arizona.in 2016, $2.3 million in food and funds was donated in Smith’s name to nonprofit organizations in Nevada