Youth and Education

We believe that every student should have access to education that prepares them to succeed in school and life. We believe that investing in education creates a foundation for a better future for all of us. We support programs that encourage a child’s success in a safe environment and that foster learning in all subjects, including after-school activities as well as other interventions.

Our funding is specifically for K-12 education in schools and in out-of-school organizations that increase test scores, classroom performance and/or attendance.

Local Stories

Donation of toys for tots with Santa

Toys for Tots

On December 19th, 1,566 toys, along with a $1,000 donation, were presented to Master Sergeant William Garvey, the United States Marine representing the Massachusetts chapter of Toys for Tots. This was made possible by the heart-warming generosity of our teams at the Shaw’s Store Support Center and the following districts: SE/MA Cape, Rhode Island, and Star Market.

In addition:
– Shaw’s stores collected toys for the Toys for Tots program. Over 21 bins filling up a tractor trailer were donated to the non-profit organization.
– And, Shaw’s Distribution Center in Wells, Maine also donated hundreds of toys to the organization.

We Love Our Schools

Investing in the education of students throughout New England creates a foundation for a better future for all of us.

This August and September, we kicked off our annual “We Love Our Schools” campaign. In keeping with our tradition dating back more than 150 years of serving our New England communities, all of our 154 New England stores adopted two area schools, each of which received a $400 donation. Over 300 schools received donations totaling $123,200 back to students.

Where We Give

We focus on giving locally to help strengthen neighborhoods and change lives.