Abilene High Schools Benefit from United Supermarkets’ $30,000 Donation to Project Graduation

Abilene High Schools Benefit from United Supermarkets’ $30,000 Donation to Project Graduation

By Julie Coopedge for United Supermarkets

 

 

 

– United Supermarkets, LLC announced today it made donations totaling $30,000 to Project Graduation celebrations at high schools in the company’s trade area, including three high schools in Abilene. Project Graduation is a program coordinated and offered by many high schools and consists of adult-supervised, alcohol-free graduation parties. The program, originally piloted in 1980, aims to reduce the number of youth involved in alcohol- and other drug-related highway accidents.  {{more}} “Graduating high school is a proud and exciting time for teenagers within our communities, and their safety is important to us,” said Shelby Crews, community relations manager for United Supermarkets, LLC. “United was fortunate to have the opportunity to help graduates celebrate their achievements in a safe and alcohol-free environment through Project Graduation.” According to statistics published in October 2012 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , U.S. high school teens drive after drinking about 2.4 million times a month. Additionally, one in five teen drivers involved in fatal crashes had some alcohol in their system. Abilene high schools benefitting from United’s donation include Abilene High School, Abilene Cooper High School and Wylie High School. About United Supermarkets Now in its 97th year of operation, United Supermarkets, LLC, is a Texas-based, family-owned grocery chain with stores in 30 markets across north and west Texas. A self-distributing company with its headquarters in Lubbock and distribution centers in Lubbock and Roanoke, United currently operates 56 stores under four distinct formats: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos and United Express.