After a lucky customer won $100,000 on a Cash5 Lottery drawing from a ticket that was purchased at Stop & Shop in Hamden, the company announced it is donating its retailer selling bonus to the Keefe Community Center.
Y’Isiah Lopes, Community Services Coordinator for the Keefe Community Center, said: “The Keefe Community Center is grateful to Stop & Shop for helping us serve our community through this generous donation. We would not be able to have the impact that we do without this type of support.”
Thirty miles south of Hamden, Stop & Shop Fairfield (760 Villa Ave.) donated its $1,000 retailer selling bonus from the sale of another $100,000 Cash5 lottery ticket from the June 25 drawing to Operation Hope.
Operation Hope provides programs and services focused on eliminating hunger and homelessness, helping people solve their crises and build stability in an environment in which compassion inspires dignity and hope.
Briana Leger, Store Manager of the Fairfield Stop & Shop, called Operation Hope a community beacon.
“The compassionate work that they do to assist members of the Fairfield community in need is most impressive,” she said. “Stop & Shop is very pleased that we are able to provide them with additional funds to continue their mission.”
Carla Miklos, the Executive Director of Operation Hope, said: “Stop & Shop’s generosity is greatly appreciated. They are sending a message that they care about all the residents of Fairfield and are doing their part to assist organizations like Operation Hope in providing for the most vulnerable in our community.”
Greg Smith, CT Lottery President and CEO, said: “We are impressed that Stop & Shop has made the generous decision to donate its retailer selling bonuses to local organizations that help so many in Southern CT. We are lucky to have such compassionate retail partners.”