The Cardenas Markets Foundation is celebrating National Nonprofit Day by launching the Cardenas CARES (Committed, Active, Reliable, Empowering, Supportive) Community Giving Program.
August 17 is celebrated as National Nonprofit Day because it is the date the Tariff Act of 1894 was enacted. This law imposed the first federal corporate income tax, which included exemptions for nonprofit and charitable institutions. With a few modifications, nonprofit exemptions remain a substantial part of the law and have significantly benefited communities and the economy.
The Registrar of National Day Calendar declared National Nonprofit Day to be observed annually in 2017.
According to the Hispanic grocery chain, upon checkout, every store across the entire company will provide its customers the opportunity to donate $1, $3, or $5 to the Cardenas Markets Foundation. Funds raised through the Cardenas CARES program will benefit nonprofit organizations embedded in our local communities.
In addition, by visiting cardenasmarket.com or requesting a Cardenas CARES Community brochure from their local Store Director, nonprofit organizations seeking support from the Cardenas Markets Foundation will find the company’s giving guidelines and criteria.
“Our customers are like family, and they can always count on us to be there for them,” said Adam Salgado, Cardenas Markets Foundation President and Chief Marketing Officer for Cardenas Markets. “Not only are we committed to providing fresh offerings and an authentic shopping experience, but we are also dedicated to providing unwavering community support,” Salgado added.
The Cardenas Markets Foundation is a stand-alone 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The foundation’s mission is to actively support and meet the needs of the communities where Cardenas Markets does business. This is achieved by providing funds to organizations that support and advance health initiatives, children’s well-being programs, hunger relief efforts, and educational opportunities.
Cardenas Markets is headquartered in Ontario, CA, and currently operates 51 stores in California, Nevada, and Arizona, under the Cardenas Markets banner; seven stores under the Los Altos Ranch Markets banner; six stores under the Rio Ranch Markets banner and one store under Cardenas Ranch Markets banner.