Mich. — For the fourth consecutive year, Meijer is donating a
portion of customer purchases made in the toy department, up to
$400,000, to children’s gift-giving programs throughout the Midwest.
purchased at Meijer starting Oct. 29 throughout November will help
the retailer share the joy this holiday season, according to a news
“Meijer wants to
help make the holidays happier for hundreds of children, because
every child deserves to experience the joy of unwrapping a toy,”
said Dan Myers, divisional merchandise manager of toys for Meijer.
“We know how much value our customers place on sharing their good
fortune, and we believe the Buy a Toy, Share the Joy program will
create lasting memories for children in need.”
on hundreds of toys – including this season’s top toys – will count
toward increasing the donation, up to $400,000, to children’s
gift-giving programs within the retailer’s six-state footprint of
Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. Meijer
will select the programs to ensure that the donations remain in the
communities Meijer serves.
Meijer has a
store in Grafton.
Plus, in an
effort to contribute even more, purchases of Barbie dolls, Hot
Wheels, Thomas the Train, Play-Doh products, Pop! Vinyls and Melissa
& Doug will be matched with specific donations from Funko, Hasbro,
Mattel and Melissa & Doug. Details are available online at
built on a fundamental philosophy of supporting the communities
where our customers and team members work and live, which is why we
donate more than 6 percent of our net profit to charities each
year,” said Cathy Cooper, senior director of community partnerships
and giving for Meijer. “Our ultimate goal this holiday season is to
help our customers save money while still enjoying the tradition of
gift giving whether those gifts are for loved ones or for children
in their community who might otherwise go without.”
Meijer is a
Grand Rapids, Mich. - based retailer that operates 235 supercenters
and grocery stores. A privately- owned and family-operated company
since 1934, Meijer pioneered the “one-stop shopping” concept and has
evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat
departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel
departments, pet departments, garden centers, toys and electronics.
The company’s website is