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Kroger Customers Donate $231K During USO 'Round-Up' Campaign

Stores throughout the metro Atlanta area participated in the annual fundraiser.

UPDATED: July 12 at 11:35 a.m.

Atlanta area Kroger customers donated more than $231,000 -- $31,000 more than the goal of $200,000 -- during .

Customers donated money by rounding up purchases made between June 24 and July 7 to the nearest dollar. The difference between the purchase price and the rounded up dollar amount will go to benefit the USO, an organization that provides support to U.S. servicemen and women and their families. 

“Kroger’s ‘Round-Up’ benefitting the USO is a favorite among our customers and associates,” said Glynn Jenkins, director of communications and public relations for Kroger’s Atlanta Division, in a released statement. “We are extremely grateful for our generous customers who help us support the USO, our service members and their families who regularly make sacrifices for all Americans.”

The and the were among the participating stores in the Atlanta region. According to Brette Bennett of Duffey Communications, the two Dacula stores raised $4,783 for the USO Round-Up campaign.

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