store generates over $1,000 in donations this school year.
Area schools are in great need of academic equipment, and each year, Crosby’s Marketplace participates in a program called Register Tapes for Education (RTFE) to help raise money for the purpose of these educational tools. During the just completed 2013-2014 school year, the Marblehead Crosby’s Marketplace located at 118 Washington Street helped area schools earn educational equipment valued at $1,250.
The program works like this: Customers collect grocery receipts from Crosby’s Marketplace, and give the receipts to their school. Once the school deposits receipts into a RTFE program, they are converted into points and redeemed for free equipment and supplies from a program catalog. The catalog features over 3,000 items including pens, pencils, computers, sports equipment, flat screen TVs and much, much more! Plus, additional items are added continually throughout the program!
“We are proud to participate in this program to help provide much needed educational equipment that goes into the classrooms of our customers’ children,” said Crosby’s Marketplace Marblehead Store Manager Brian MacIntyre. “This program is a way of enhancing the education of our youth, and thanking our customers for their shopping loyalty.”
In addition to the Marblehead location, Crosby’s Marketplace stores in Concord, Hamilton, Georgetown, Manchester-By-The Sea, and Salem also participated in the program.
Local schools that have benefited from the Register Tapes for Education Program include:
· Penn Brook Elementary School in Georgetown
· Brookwood School in Manchester-By-The-Sea
· Manchester Memorial School in Manchester-By-The-Sea
· Essex Elementary School in Essex
· Malcolm Bell elementary School in Marblehead
· Marblehead Community Charter School in Marblehead
· Winthrop elementary School in Hamilton
· Salem Academy Charter School in Salem
· CT Douglas Elementary School in Acton
Crosby’s Marketplace in Marblehead is a member of the Independent Stores distribution group that provides quality goods and services to grocery retailers. Independent Store retailers raised a collective $21,499 for schools in their communities during the 2013-2014 school year through RTFE.
RTFE is a nationally recognized program that helps grocery retailers administer educational programs to raise funds for their participating area schools to purchase valuable educational equipment. Since 1981, RTFE has provided over $100,000,000 to schools across the country on behalf of grocery retailers. RTFE is offered and administered by Universal Promotions, Inc.
The 2014-2015 program will begin on September 1st. For more information on local participation in RTFE please contact Brian MacIntyre at 781-631-1741.