Why I Give: John Elliott and The Kroger Co.

The Kroger Co. annually supports Riley Hospital for Children through John Andretti's Kroger Race for Riley Presented by Cheerios.
The Kroger Co. annually supports Riley Hospital for Children through John Andretti's Kroger Race for Riley Presented by Cheerios.

An Inspiring Partner

Kroger customers drop donations in Riley buckets outside the store at 71st and Binford Blvd. in Indianapolis

At Kroger we truly are a large family. We work hard to take care of each other and our customers every day. As a local store in communities for 131 years, we know we need to do our part one generation at a time, but we can’t do that without exceptional partners like Riley Hospital for Children.

Kroger is involved with hundreds of organizations and causes, but nothing we do for our local communities inspires more passion than Riley Hospital. Riley is an amazing place that improves the quality of life for children and grandchildren of Kroger associates and customers every day.

Each year, we come together with John Andretti, Dave Wilson, our vendor partner General Mills, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Illiana Watermelon Association and others to raise money for Riley through a series of fun events.

Amazing Results for Amazing Riley Kids

John Andretti, our devoted Riley fundraising partner, shops with Riley parent Shawn June. She won a shopping spree donated by General Mills.

Our generous Kroger associates and customers donated a record $167,118 through the red wagon scan in our local Indiana stores – more than triple last year’s results.

Also, the six fundraising events and local store activities together raised $332,869 – another record result thanks to our partners, customers and associates. This brings our multi-year total to $2.68 million.

Heartfelt Thanks

Riley families join Kroger associates for a Dance Marathon at the store at 10th St. and Shadeland Ave. in Indianapolis

We are filled with gratitude for so many people who made these incredible results possible:

Thank you to every customer and associate who chipped in to make these gifts to Riley possible.

Thank you to Riley Hospital for the medical miracles performed there every day for our Kroger family.

And thank you, Riley Children’s Foundation, for the heartwarming and inspiring fundraising opportunities. Our Kroger family is thrilled to be a part of them.

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