Over the next month or two, I will be highlighting ways that you can support organizations or help others in your community even when you don’t have extra money in your budget to make donations. Let me know if you are aware of other such programs!
If you live in Ohio or Michigan* and shop at Kroger, you have an opportunity support a school, church, or non-profit organization in your community every time your Kroger Plus Card is scanned through Kroger Community Rewards. Kroger has designated up to $5,000,000, to be distributed to the participating organizations this year. There doesn’t appear to be a “master list” of programs available, but I typed in “colum” (for Columbus) in the search box and a lot of options came up. If you live outside of Columbus, try typing in the first couple of letters of the city in which your Kroger is located to see if any organizations are registered. If you can’t find any local programs to support, consider supporting one the Columbus organizations. Within 7-10 days of registering you will see the name of the organization that you selected at the bottom of your receipts. The Kroger Plus Card may only be registered for one organization at a time, but it can be changed whenever you choose. Participants must re-enroll on an annual basis for the organization of their choice. Some of the organizations that I noticed are the Boys and Girls Club of Columbus, Columbus Metropolitain Library Foundation, Columbus Chapter of the Red Cross, The Children’s Theatre, The Columbus Zoo, The Columbus AIDS Task Force, along with many others.
If you are the coordinator of an organization which could benefit from this program, click here for more information about signing up.
If you shop at Kroger, please considering registering your Kroger card. It takes very little effort and could really help these organizations in this economy. Let me know if you do in the comments!
*This program is not available in Cincinnati, Dayton, Springfield, or Lambertville