Shelburne Rite Aid plans sixth benefit for Children’s Miracle Network

A community member purchases as many tasty treats as she can carry at the Rite Aid bake sale fundraiser that raised $3,025 last year. The annual event benefits the Children’s Miracle Network and will be held Saturday, April 4 from 10am-2pm.
A community member purchases as many tasty treats as she can carry at the Rite Aid bake sale fundraiser that raised $3,025 last year. The annual event benefits the Children’s Miracle Network and will be held Saturday, April 4 from 10am-2pm.

For the sixth year in a row, associates of the local Rite Aid in Shelburne Shopping Park are preparing for their fundraiser to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network. Not only are the employees baking up a storm for the annual bake sale planned for Saturday, April 4 from 10am-2pm, they have already started collecting donations for this worthy cause.

During the bake sale, Rite Aid will offer beverages and $2 hot dogs with Michigan sauce or chili provided by the Shelburne Supermarket and $5 pulled pork sandwiches compliments of the Dutch Mill Restaurant. Stop by for lunch or a snack and make sure to sign up to win raffle prizes donated by many local businesses including Jamie Two Coats, Archie’s Grill, The Dutch Mill, Shelburne Supermarket, Aubuchon Hardware, In Full Bloom, Barkeaters, Marcos, Rustic Roots, Shelburne Country Store, A Little Something, Cucina Antica, The Lighting House, Tractor Supply, LaVilla, Flying Pig, and Chef Leu’s, just to name a few. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Raffle winners will be drawn on April 26.

In addition to desserts and smaller goodies to eat on the spot, Rite Aid employee and benefit organizer Joya Lawyer encourages community members to stop by for sweet confections and cakes for Easter celebrations or to pre-order a specialty dessert by phone at (802) 985-2610.

The Rite Aid crew also will sell their new duct tape pens as part of this year’s fundraising effort. Grab one for yourself or pick one up for a friend; you can never have enough pens! Plus a bottle drive will be conducted on Saturday, April 18. Community members are encouraged to save up all returnable bottles and cans and drop them off at the Shelburne Shopping Plaza or call (802) 985-2610 for a pick-up. Lawyer reminds loyal customers that Rite Aid has partnered with Tenney’s Snack Bar for the bottle drive, and returnables may be dropped off in Rite Aid’s name in Charlotte.

Rite Aid employees have also issued Lawyer a challenge. If 100 people donate $5 each she will take at least one pie in the face on April 25. “This charity is incredible,” Lawyer stated by email. “We dedicate this campaign to the lovable and fun-loving Noah Cohen, this years’ Children Miracle Network Champion at the University of Vermont’s Children’s Hospital in Burlington. If it takes a pie in the face to help us to exceed our goal of $3,500 this year, then I’m more than willing.”

Rite Aid will accept donations for this worthy cause until April 25. Community members are urged to stop by and donate to help Rite Aid exceed its goal. And while you’re in the store don’t forget to stop in for a treat and say hi to Lawyer’s friends and colleagues Alice, John, Carol, Michele, and Lynne, and the pharmacy team Kate, Kathleen, and Rick. All proceeds from the bake sale, bottle drive, and raffle benefit the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.