Do you shop at Kroger?

goal_thermometer_largeIf so, we need a few minutes of your time.

The Peace Center has set a goal of enrolling 100 supporters in our Kroger Community Rewards program by the end of 2016.

We received a check for $589 for the quarter ending 11/30/15–with just 42 supporters enrolled at that time. We believe another 22 of you have enrolled since then.

We’re getting close! We need your help.

We need just 36 more friends to enroll to meet our goal!

We believe that if 100 people enroll, the Peace Center could receive about $4,000 per year. That would cover the cost of a weekend-long youth training and much of the cost of our Youth Peace Summit for teenagers.

Once you enroll, you’ll help us make money just by shopping at Kroger. That’s all there is to it.

How To Enroll

To enroll for the first time, have your Kroger Plus Card handy. Make sure it’s the same card you use when you shop. You can also use your phone number (or “Alternate ID”) to enroll, if you use your phone number, instead of swiping your card, at check-out.

Go to www.kroger.com/communityrewards. Click “Create an Account” or “Sign In” if you already have an online account.

Then just select the Richmond Peace Education Center (nonprofit # 94179) on the drop-down list of nonprofits.

If you don’t have a Kroger Plus card, no problem. You can create a virtual Kroger Plus card when you create an account.

If you enrolled in June or July, the first 2 months that RPEC participated in Kroger Community Rewards, please check your Kroger Community Rewards account now  to make sure it is still active.  (Note: Kroger requires that all supporters re-enroll their Community Rewards recipient each August.)

Finally, please encourage all members of your household to use your Kroger Plus Card (or your “alternative ID” or preferred phone #) when they shop at Kroger. And if other household members have their own Kroger Plus Cards, we appreciate your asking them to create their own Kroger online accounts and to designate RPEC as their Community Rewards recipient.

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Thank you for taking the time to enroll or re-enroll in Kroger Community Rewards at https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards and to help us reach our goal of 100 participants!

P.S. If you have any difficulty, the Kroger folks at 1-800-576-4377 can help or even sign you up over the phone. Camille Harris, our volunteer Kroger Community Rewards Coordinator, can also assist. You can contact Camille at camille@lamountaincoaching.com. Camille would also greatly appreciate your sending her a quick email to let her know that you’ve enrolled so that she can send you a reminder at annual re-enrollment time.

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Note to our supporters:  “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America” delivered 400,000 “GroceriesNotGuns” petitions to grocery retailers asking them to adopt commonsense gun policies.  Many stores agreed, but Kroger did not.

When we asked, the local Moms Demand Action chapter did not discourage the Peace Center from participating in the Kroger Rewards program…but they did encourage our members to let Kroger stores know of their dissatisfaction with store policy.

We encourage you to stop by the Kroger customer service desk and ask to speak to a manager.

Let them know:

“Please keep your employees and customers safe from the threat of gun violence by prohibiting people from openly carrying weapons in your stores.”

If you ever see someone “openly carrying,” here is a sample letter that you can hand to the service desk.

Thank you for making your voices heard! — Richmond Peace Education Center

Here’s a sample letter [Open-Carry-Letter].