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Tops announces Tops in Education tote

Posted 8/19/22

Two years ago, Tops launched its Tops Totes for Change program and it’s back again for the 2022 school year. This program encourages shoppers to purchase a reusable bag with a special charity …

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Tops announces Tops in Education tote

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Two years ago, Tops launched its Tops Totes for Change program and it’s back again for the 2022 school year.

This program encourages shoppers to purchase a reusable bag with a special charity design for $2.69, with $1 of the proceeds being donated back to the local community.

“At Tops Friendly Markets, we are committed to helping the communities we serve. Schools are a big part of those communities,” Tops officials said in a release. “To date, Tops has donated more than $1.5 million to local schools through the Tops in Education program.

Tops has been committed to our local educators and most importantly, our youth, helping provide much needed funds to its daily curriculum and extracurricular programs by way of TIE and adding a TIE Tops Totes for Change bag will continue to help foster aid to the educational community.”

Since its inception, Tops has raised $488,537 for area charities and at a time that these organizations need it most.

The Tops in Education bag will join four other charitable bags which include support for United Way, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Feeding America, and Children’s Miracle Network.

Within those organizations the funds are benefiting area chapters including children’s hospitals and area food banks.

In addition to its philanthropic mission, the program helps Tops stay true to its environmental commitment of reducing its carbon footprint.

In 2021 alone Tops reduced its use of plastic bags and film by 490 tons.

“Our consumers have a wide array of reusable bags to choose from that consist of cloth and recycled materials which can easily and economically be purchased at the store.

To see consumers, make the choice however, to give back to these charities by purchasing a Tops Totes for Change bag is truly heartwarming,” said Kathy Sautter, public and media relations manager for Tops.

Locally, Tops has locations in Canastota, Camden and Booonville.

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