Save-A-Lot Promises Pre-opening Proceeds to Boys & Girls Club

Save-A-Lot, which describes itself as “the nation’s largest, extreme value, edited assortment grocery store,” has announced it will donate proceeds from its pre-opening sale in September to the Port Orchard South Kitsap Boys & Girls Club.
The exact date of the sale has not been set, but the store is currently slated to open Sept. 9 at 1700 Mile Hill Drive in the Towne Square Mall in Port Orchard, said publicist Emy Noel.
“Save-A-Lot’s partnership is a great addition to our efforts,” said Port Orchard Mayor Kim Abel, who chairs the steering committee of the Boys & Girls Club. “They alway look for a partner when hey come into a community. We were thrilled. They have partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs before.”
The new Save-A-Lot store will carry about 1,250 of the most frequently purchased grocery items, including fresh meat, fruits and vegetables, dairy products, canned goods, packaged items, plus non-food products such as health and beauty care products. General merchandise items will include party supplies, seasonal gifts and decorations, toys, houseware and hardware products.
The Boys & Girls Club in partnership with South Kitsap School District will hold a summer camp June 25 at Sidney Glen Elementary School. The camp’s 65 slots filled quickly, said Abel, demonstrating the need for supervised recreation in South Kitsap.
An after-school program for up to 150 children is planned for the upcoming school year
The board is about a third of the way toward reaching its 2007-08 funding goal of $150,000. Donations are being accepted at any Kitsap Bank branch, attention Bob Banks.
For more information, call Aimee Warthen, the district’s community relations director, at (360) 874-7002.

3 thoughts on “Save-A-Lot Promises Pre-opening Proceeds to Boys & Girls Club

  1. I don’t want this to sound like I’m attacking anyone, but I have to admit that I’m really disappointed in Town Center. After all the big promises about attracting new (national) tenants, it seems to me that there are actually fewer stores open now than before it was sold, and most of the new tenants seem to be thrift shops. My wife and I used to go there on a semi-regular basis, but not any more.

  2. Kudos to “Save-A-Lot” for stepping in to the Community and supporting The Boy’s & Girl’s Club in South Kitsap. We need more partners like you as the population grows and the need for a “Positive place for kids to go” increase.

    In 2001 I had the honor of meeting with the South Puget Sound CEO of Boy’s & Girls’s Club and it’s Vice President when Chuck Jeu and I invited the executives to the South Kitsap Community Park to discuss the possibility of the park becoming a potential site for a Boy’s & Girl’s Club. Had the Rec Center Bond/Levy passed in 2001 they would have been a welcome addition to the community six years ago. We welcome them now. The beginning site at Sidney Glen is a start. Thankyou SKSD for partnering with a club that can “make a difference” for kids in our community.

    The Boy’s & Girl’s Club will grow with the community’s support and funding. Opportunities for personal growth abound when your child or grandchild becomes involved with such an organization. It’s a wonderful addition to the community. Thankyou to the individuals who support Boy’s & Girl’s Club and to all future business’ who partner with this outstanding organization.

  3. I can relate to your comments, Elliott. I’ve been surprised at the lack of forward progress of Towne Center too.

    That being said, I’m glad to see Save-A-Lot coming to town and wanting to be a positive corporate citizen in our community. Business commitment within our community and our schools is essential!

    Kathryn Simpson

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