Tops Friendly Markets has donated over $1M in education funds
Williamsville, N.Y.-based Tops Friendly Markets recently hit a milestone in its quest to improve local education. The retailer has donated more than $1 million to its education program, Tops in Education (TIE), throughout an eight-year run.
The company announced that over 1,000 schools participated in the program last year, which has been in place since 2012. During the 2018-2019 school year alone the program raised over $159,000 for local schools, surpassing the previous year’s totals.
“As we at Tops strive to help eradicate hunger and improve the quality of life for children, we are
happy to announce that Tops has donated more than $1 million dollars to local K-12 schools over the past seven years, through Tops in Education, said Kathleen Allen, senior manager of community relations for the company. “This program provides a great value for our customers while helping to provide funding for educational needs in the communities we serve.”
Schools that participate in TIE find many uses for the funds raised including field trips, assemblies and special events to opportunities such as participation in enhanced programming like STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and internships, according to Tops.