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Holiday food drive at two Sears

Donations earn store credit

(Published Dec. 12, 2007, 10:30 a.m.)

Sears-Delavan, 307 S. Wright St., Delavan, 740-9135, and Sears-Lake Geneva, 200 N. Edwards Boulevard, Lake Geneva, 248-8571, are collection centers for the nation’s Food Bank Network through Dec. 31.

The promotion is designed to benefit needy individuals throughout the country, especially those living in the area, said Chuck Platts, owner of both stores in a news release. The proceeds will go to the Mt. Zion Food Bank.

Customers may take part by donating two or more non-perishable items and receive coupons as a token of the store’s appreciation. The coupons provide $5 to $40 off most store merchandise depending on the amount of the purchase.

Although numerous charitable organizations were considered, America’s Second Harvest was selected by Sears because of its impeccable reputation for serving the largest domestic relief organization in the United States serving more than 25 million Americans each year.

The following canned, boxed and food items can be donated: tuna, soup, canned fruit and vegetables, pasta, rice, instant potatoes and peanut butter. Non-food items include diapers, paper towels, handy wipes and latex gloves.

Platts has also announced the opening of a Sears store in Beloit in the Morgan Square Shopping Center. The 7,300--square--foot building features a full line of lawn care, appliances and tools in top brands including Craftsman, Kenmore, GE and Frigidaire. Full delivery is available. The general manager is Tony Falbo, of Elkhorn.

Platts opened his first store in 1992 and worked with Sears catalog stores prior to that. He also served as mayor of Lake Geneva.

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