January 31, 2019
Jewel-Osco will launch a PIN pad donation campaign Friday, February 1, in an effort to raise money for Honor Flight Chicago and help fly America’s senior war veterans to Washington, D.C., for a day of honor, thanks and inspiration.
For the entire month of February, when customers pay with their credit or debit card at any Illinois Jewel-Osco location, they will be prompted to add a small donation benefitting HFC to their final total.
“We are incredibly grateful to Jewel-Osco for its continued partnership and generous support of our mission,” said Doug Meffley, Honor Flight Chicago’s director of communications. “Jewel-Osco’s pin pad campaign makes it easy for families all over Illinois to say ‘thank you’ to our senior war veterans as they do their regular shopping.
“As Honor Flight Chicago begins to fly Vietnam War-era veterans in 2019, support like this is critical for us to continue to honor, thank and inspire.”
“We are incredibly grateful to Jewel-Osco for its continued partnership and generous support of our mission. Jewel-Osco’s pin pad campaign makes it easy for families all over Illinois to say ‘thank you’ to our senior war veterans as they do their regular shopping.”
This is the second straight year Jewel-Osco has helped raise money for Honor Flight Chicago. In 2018, Sparkling Ice donated 5 cents to Honor Flight Chicago for every case of its fruity beverages sold at Chicago area Jewel-Osco stores; Jewel-Osco matched Sparkling Ice’s final donation of $5,000.
Jewel-Osco also sells Veterans Q barbecue sauce at all of its Illinois locations. Veterans Q donates 100 percent of its profits to veteran organizations, and Honor Flight Chicago is proud to be one of the company’s 2019 beneficiaries.
ABOUT HONOR FLIGHT CHICAGO
Founded in 2008, Honor Flight Chicago is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit dedicated to acknowledging the invaluable service of America’s senior war veterans and inspiring future generations to recognize the power of gratitude and respect. Honor Flight Chicago is the largest hub in the national Honor Flight Network.
To date, Honor Flight Chicago has flown 88 chartered flights to Washington, D.C., and recognized more than 8,00 World War II and Korean War veterans. The organization will begin flying Vietnam-War era veterans in addition to World War II and Korean War veterans in 2019.