The Price Chopper store in Canton has received the Macsherry Family Community Spirit Award for its support of the United Way of NNY and dozens of other north country charities. The award was presented Monday Oct. 3 at the Canton Rotary Club.
Price Chopper, which has stores in four states, sells $1 pin-ups every August as a fundraiser for neighboring United Ways. The Canton store for two years has been the top pin-up seller in the company, raising more than $7,000 for the United Way of NNY in the last two years.
"The Canton store has a much smaller customer volume than stores in larger communities, and yet they sell the most pin-ups," said Bob Gorman, CEO of the United Way of NNY. "It says a lot about their team and the community of Canton."
Between February and August, the store sold $34,000 in pinups to support seven nonprofits, including Muscular Dystrophy Association and Disabled American Veterans.
Other stores in St. Lawrence County had outstanding United Way campaigns, including Ogdensburg (1,142), Potsdam (916) and Massena (418).
"The 132 stores in the chain raised a total of $23,679 with those four stores alone raising $5,631," said Gorman. "That represents around 24 percent of the entire fundraising campaign. We truly appreciate the efforts of the team members of Price Chopper in St. Lawrence County because the money they raise stays in the north country."