UNCF and Kroger Partner for Coin Canister Campaign

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UNCF and Kroger join together to invest in better futures through Kroger’s coin canisters donation campaign in North Texas. Since its inception in 2010, the campaign has raised more than $80,000 with the placement of canisters at every checkout lane, encouraging the community to pay it forward.

What: UNCF and Kroger join together to invest in better futures through Kroger’s coin canisters donation campaign in North Texas. Since its inception in 2010, the campaign has raised more than $80,000 with the placement of canisters at every checkout lane, encouraging the community to pay it forward. Proceeds from the sixth annual campaign will help provide Texas students the resources to get to and through college and assist UNCF-member institutions such as Huston-Tillotson University (Austin), Jarvis Christian College (Hawkins), Texas College (Tyler) and Wiley College (Marshall) in providing quality education.
When: June 19-September 30
Where: Kroger North Texas stores
Who: UNCF North Texas office

"We are thrilled about Kroger’s continued commitment to UNCF," said Kristie Foster, area development director for UNCF. "It is our responsibility to provide the necessary resources for the next generation to be successful, and to do that we rely heavily on community partnerships as we continue to pass the torch to our young leaders."

For more information on how you can support UNCF’s North Texas office, please visit: uncf.org/dallas

About UNCF
UNCF (the United Negro College Fund) is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs, supports and strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding 21 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 1,100 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized motto, ‟A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”® Learn more at UNCF.org or for continuous updates and news, follow UNCF on Twitter at @UNCF.

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