YORK, Pa.—Rutter’s and Rutter’s Children’s Charities announced they raised more than $1,000,000 in total charitable donations in 2021.
“We have a great appreciation for the people and organizations who continue to support our communities every single day, especially during these difficult times. We’re elated to have the ability to support them and look forward to continuing our charitable efforts here in 2022,” said Chris Hartman, president of Rutter’s Children’s Charities.
Each year, Rutter’s and its charity arm provide numerous fundraising opportunities to benefit local charitable organizations. Through these different programs, employees, customers, suppliers and local organizations partner to give back throughout their shared communities.
Charities Rutter’s has donated to include Vote with Your Dollars, Rutter’s Charity Cannister Program, Rutter’s Children’s Charities’ Golf Outing, Secret Santa Program, Feeding the Frontline and Rutter’s Rewards Schools.
Recently, Rutter’s donated $75,000 to three organizations: the YMCA of Centre County, Bravo Foundation and Junior Achievement of South-Central PA. The funds will be used to support the children and students that these organizations serve.
“During these unprecedented times, we’re extremely grateful for Rutter’s donation of $25,000 for pre-K scholarships. This will make a huge impact on local families that would otherwise not be able to afford to have their children enrolled in our pre-K programs. Through this donation, Rutter’s is investing back into the communities we serve so we can make sure local children have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive as they prepare to continue their education,” said Mel Curtis, director of YMCA of Centre County and Anti-Hunger Program director. “We’re also very fortunate to have Rutter’s as a partner for our Anti-Hunger Program. They have supported this program both financially and by providing merchandise to make sure local families facing food insecurity receive the food they need. They’re a true ‘Hunger Hero.’”
This year, Rutter’s also hosted its annual toy drive where it collected a total of 544 toys. These toys were evenly divided and donated to both the Mont Alto Fire Company and the Salvation Army to be given out to children during this past holiday season.