Hometown Pharmacy gives back to local schools with Kap$-4-Kids

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Hometown Pharmacy, a family-owned company serving Missouri communities for 18 years, is proud to announce its Kap$-4-Kids program. This charitable program allows local schools to collect and redeem tokens to raise money for their priority areas of need. Several local schools in the Chillicothe, Carrolton and Marshall communities have already signed up to participate.

“One of our company-wide focus areas for the year was to identify more impactful ways for us to give back to the local communities that we love and serve,” said Ted Grothe, vice president of Hometown Family of Stores. “When we came up with the idea for Kap$-4-Kids, we shared it with a few school administrators to test it out. It was very well received, so we decided to go for it and launch the program to start the year off on a real high note.”

The program is simple. Valued customers save the tokens from their prescriptions picked up from Hometown Pharmacy, turn them into the participating schools who then redeem them for cash that ultimately goes back to their school. Each specially marked token is valued at 25-cents. Tokens will be counted quarterly, and participating schools will receive a check on that same schedule to fund whatever they think is most important for their schools, like new technology or field trips.

“The Chillicothe R-II School District is pleased to partner with Hometown Pharmacy to establish the Kap$-4-Kids program,” said Dan Wiebers, superintendent of Chillicothe R-II Schools. “Those customers who choose to participate in the program will provide a financial benefit to the students of the district. The district appreciates the support of Hometown Pharmacy and its customers.”

Schools must be pre-enrolled and approved by Hometown Pharmacy to participate in the program.

The following schools and districts are the first to be selected to participate in this program:

•Chillicothe R-II School District

•Bishop Hogan, Chillicothe

•Marshall Public Schools

•St. Peter’s, Marshall

•Carrollton R-VII School District

While the program is limited to a certain number of schools to start, the company is eager to expand the program during the year to allow more schools to participate.

“We’re very excited about this program, as it complements our existing community initiatives,” said Grothe. “We see this as a great opportunity to show our dedication to giving back and supporting our schools. We hope our neighbors will come visit us to take advantage of this program and help us make even more of a positive impact on our community.”

For more information on the Kap$-4-Kids program, visit www.hometownfamilystores.com.

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