During June and July, the purchase of soft drinks and other beverages could help support the Kansas National Guard Foundation which helps Guard members and their families.
The Dr. Pepper Snapple Group will donate to the Kansas National Guard Foundation a portion of the proceeds from every case of product it sells during this month-long promotion, from June 23 to July 21. The participating grocery stores throughout Kansas include Hy-Vee, some Wal-Mart locations and several smaller stores including Apple Mart and Thriftway. Some locations will also offer an option to purchase a card for a dollar donation toward the foundation.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to help members of the Kansas Guard and their families through the Guard Foundation,” said Eric Rogers, branch manager with Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, for Topeka and Manhattan. “It’s an opportunity for us to give back to the communities of Kansas and support the men and women who sacrifice so much for their country.”
To kick off the promotion, the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, based in Topeka, will join the Kansas National Guard Foundation for a news conference at 1 p.m., Wed. June 25, at the Topeka Hy-Vee, located at 29th and Wanamaker.
Members of the Kansas National Guard Foundation board and of the Kansas Guard will be present at the event.
“We really appreciate Dr. Pepper Snapple Group’s desire to help our soldiers, airman, their families and the Guard communities through this promotion,” said Michele Henry, board president of the Kansas National Guard Foundation. “And we also want to thank everyone in advance who purchases the products to help raise these funds.”
Funds donated to the Kansas National Guard Foundation, Inc. provide financial support for programs aimed at helping Guard members, their families and their communities in dealing with various aspects of military deployments. These include camps for children of Guard members, community meetings and trainings for family members trying to deal with issues arising from soldier deployments, as well as transitioning through the return home.
The foundation also supports programs that educate the public about the roles and accomplishments of the Guard and their families and the benefits of the Guard in communities.