Principal Beth Chase and Mary D. Stone staff and students accept a $400 donation from Shaw's Supermarkets on Sept. 11.

Principal Beth Chase and Mary D. Stone staff and students accept a $400 donation from Shaw’s Supermarkets on Sept. 11.

Shaw’s Supermarkets and Star Market today launched its “We Love Our Schools” campaign. In keeping with Shaw’s Supermarket and Star Market’s tradition dating back more than 150 years of serving New England communities, all 155 New England stores will adopt two area schools, each of which will receive a $400 donation. Over 300 schools will receive donations this September, totaling $125,000 back to students.

“Investing in the education and future of students throughout New England creates a foundation for a better future for all of us,” said Shaw’s President Jim Rice. “The Shaw’s and Star Market team is comprised of a lot of New Englanders who attended some of these schools, and they’ve built careers and families here. Making this contribution to our local schools is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the educators who prepared them to help lead our stores and offices, and is also a promise that we’ll continue to make investing an education a priority. We are happy to adopt these 310 schools and look forward to working with them throughout the upcoming school year.”

In addition to providing assistance to educational programs, Shaw’s supports numerous organizations which focus on children, hunger prevention and the environment.