Smart Donation Program Helps Local Kids in Need

Smart Donation Program Helps Local Kids in Need

KidSmart Check Presentation at Southroads
Dierbergs Associates present a check for $6,355.14 to KidSmart representatives. (Pictured left to right) Tom Blair, Dierbergs Southroads Head Cashier; Mary Angeli, Dierbergs Southroads Cashier; Laura Dierberg Padousis, Dierbergs Vice President and Secretary; Mandi Lipari, KidSmart Development Officer; Jennifer Miller, KidSmart Executive Director and Founder; and Joey Wilmsen, KidSmart Corporate Development.

Dierbergs and its Customers Raise more than $6,300 for KidSmart

For Immediate Release: August 22, 2016

ST. LOUIS – A donation-at-checkout program at Dierbergs has raised more than $6,300 for KidSmart, a local organization that ensures St. Louis-area children and their classrooms will have necessary school supplies.

The one-month program, which started in early July at St. Louis-area Dierbergs stores, gave customers the opportunity to make a donation to KidSmart as they checked out their groceries. Dierbergs collected $6,355.14, which will be used by KidSmart to purchase markers, notebooks, folders and other supplies for local schools.

"With 90,000 kids in the St. Louis area who come to school without the basic school supplies, we’re grateful for our partnership with Dierbergs," said Matt Cady, KidSmart Director of Administration. "Because of Dierbergs and its customers, thousands upon thousands of children will now be equipped with the essential tools for learning."

About Dierbergs
Dierbergs Family Markets traces its roots to a country store formed in 1854 on Olive Boulevard in Creve Coeur. Four generations have managed the company. Today, Dierbergs employs 4,000 Associates in 25 stores in St. Louis and St. Charles counties; Osage Beach, Missouri; and Shiloh and Edwardsville, Illinois.


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Mary Angeli

Mary Angeli, Dierbergs Southroads Cashier, collected $615.89 for KidSmart during the month-long school supply campaign. Mary was Dierbergs' top cashier for donation collections. For her efforts, she received four Cardinals tickets and a gift card to Mellow Mushroom.