Yesterday, Wellesley-based Roche Bros. presented its annual check to Boston Children’s Hospital from the “Go Green for Children’s Program” and was honored for reaching the $500,000 milestone. Each year, since 2008, Roche Bros. has given a five-cent rebate every time shoppers use their recyclable grocery bags. While many retailers allow shoppers to pocket the rebate, Roche Bros. gives its customers another, more charitable option: donate it to Boston Children’s Hospital.
This year’s Go Green for Children’s Program raised $50,972.30 for the hospital. That’s over one million nickels, and 10,000 nickels (or $500) more than the campaign raised last year.
With this year’s donation, Roche Bros. has reached a milestone of more than $500,000 in donations to the hospital. To mark the occasion a special recognition plaque was unveiled at the check presentation in the hospital’s Mandell Building.
The Roche Bros. Millis store was recognized as the top fundraiser of all store locations for the 2nd year in a row, and the Sudbury location was awarded “Most Improved” from last year with a 105% increase in donations.
Roche Bros. congratulates the local community for all their efforts in giving back. Customers can participate in the 2014 program by remembering to bring their recyclable bags on their next shopping trip.