Bartell Drugs kicks off fundraising program to benefit local nonprofits

October 11, 2011

Seattle-based Bartell Drugs this month launched a fundraising program to benefit local community groups with the introduction of its ?B? Caring Card program.

Seattle-based Bartell Drugs this month launched a fundraising program to benefit local schools, athletic groups, churches, and other qualifying nonprofit organizations with the introduction of its “B” Caring Card program.

When “B” Caring Card holders shop at one of the chain’s 58 stores, up to 4% of the purchase amount will be contributed to qualifying organizations of their choice, said George Bartell, chairman and CEO of the family-owned drugstore chain, which was founded in 1890.

Once the consumer has registered, every time the “B” Caring Card is scanned at the checkout, a percentage of the total bill will be allocated to the customer’s designated nonprofit organization. Bartell’s will transfer contributions accumulated by cardholders directly to the registered organizations monthly. Participating customer cardholders may designate up to 3 schools/nonprofit organizations to receive contributions.

To provide this opportunity, Bartell’s has teamed up with eScrip, a subsidiary of Electronic Scrip Inc., a San Mateo, Calif.-based company that establishes relationships between commerce and communities. Area schools and nonprofit organizations already involved with the eScrip program are expected to take advantage of the new fundraising opportunity through purchases at their neighborhood Bartell’s store.