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$17,800 Raised to Fight Hunger in Vermont and New York

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Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel has donated over $91,000 to the Vermont Foodbank and JCEO Plattsburgh Foodshelf since 2010

BARRE, VT – On Saturday, October 22, locals shopped till they dropped – and raised more than $17,000 to fight hunger.

During the 7th annual Charity Sale, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel and its customers collectively raised $17,800 for the Vermont Foodbank and JCEO Plattsburgh Foodshelf. Today, Lenny’s owners Mark and Todd McCarthy presented a check for $14,550 the Vermont Foodbank.  Last week, Lenny’s presented a check for $3,250 to the JCEO Plattsburgh Foodshelf.

“We are proud of our long standing partnership with Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel. Their commitment to making our community a better place is truly inspiring,” said John Sayles, Vermont Foodbank CEO. “This year’s charity sale raised nearly 44,000 meals for our friends and neighbors struggling with hunger. We are so grateful!”

Lenny’s customers were encouraged to make a $10 donation to the Vermont Foodbank and JCEO Plattsburgh Foodshelf in exchange for Lenny’s Calendar. 100% proceeds from each calendar sold went directly to the non-profit organizations. Lenny’s is continuing to collect $5 donations in exchange for the 2017 Calendar through December.

“Our customers have astounded us once again with their generosity,” said McCarthy. “To date, we have now donated $91,745 to these organizations.”

Kirk Tatro, Manager, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel, Jason Maring, Chief Operations Officer, Vermont Foodbank; Nicole Whalen, Marketing and Promotions Manager, Vermont Foodbank; Amanda Cashin, Marketing Director, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel; Mark McCarthy, Owner, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel, Sierra Nutting, Sales Associate, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel; Todd McCarthy, Owner, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel.

Bonnie Pelerin, Assistant Manager, Lenny's Shoe & Apparel; Sherri Robinson, Assistant Manager, Lenny's Shoe & Apparel; Alex Duprey, Sales Associate, Lenny's Shoe & Apparel, Kathy Snow, Development Director, United Way of the Adirondack Region; Sally Soucia, Community Outreach Program Director, JCEO; Megan Tedford, Development Specialist, JCEO; Amanda Cashin, Marketing Director, Lenny's Shoe & Apparel.



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