published Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Junior Achievement launches “Kash for Kids” fundraiser

Kangaroo Express convenience stores throughout the Chattanooga, North Georgia and Cleveland areas will ask customers to support Junior Achievement with donations to the “Kash for Kids” campaign.

The in-store campaign will run through Dec. 26 in participating Kangaroo Express stores, according to a news release from parent company The Pantry.

The “Kash for Kids” campaign supports efforts to encourage young people to learn the importance of staying in school and developing the competitive skills and confidence needed to succeed in the 21st-century global marketplace, the news release stated.

Junior Achievement is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young people to own their economic success.

“Kangaroo Express is excited for the opportunity to partner with a truly dedicated organization like Junior Achievement through the Kash for Kids campaign,” Chris Hughes, regional district manager for Kangaroo Express, said in the news release. “The funds raised will provide kids right here in the Chattanooga, North Georgia and Cleveland areas the opportunity to benefit from real life, hands-on experience and inspire them to dream big and reach their fullest potential.”

Donations raised in Hamilton, Catoosa, Walker, Marion, Rhea and Sequatchie counties will directly benefit the Junior Achievement of Chattanooga. Donations raised in Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Polk and Monroe counties will directly benefit the Junior Achievement of the Ocoee Region.

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