Tops gives back to local associations as part of the grand reopening of Dunkirk | News, Sports, Jobs

Submitted Photo Tops donated $1,000 to the campus and community center.

As Tops continues to celebrate the grand reopening of its Dunkirk, NY store located at 3955 Vineyard Dr., it would be remiss not to thank its community partners for their support over the years. We are grateful for their support not only to Tops, but to the community as a whole, helping to make Dunkirk a wonderful place to live, work and raise our families.

As a longtime member of the community, we are committed to keeping our neighborhoods strong. The Medina Tops store has donated $1,000 to each of the following local groups as a thank you for their community support:

Campus and Community Children’s Center – In September 1974, the Campus and Community Children’s Center (CCCC) in Fredonia opened its doors to 25 preschoolers. Today, enrollment has reached between 175 and 200 children each week. The Center operates early childhood and school-aged children’s programs at three sites; the Early Care and Education program is conducted in-house in a free-standing building adjacent to campus, on the corner of Brigham and Temple Roads. The school-age program offers a before-school club, after-school club, vacation programs, and a summer camp program located on Church Street in Fredonia, NY. The newest addition to the CCCC family is the 3PK and 4PK programs which cater to three and four year olds residing in the Dunkirk School District. The Dunkirk programs are located at Schools 4 and 7 in Dunkirk, New York.

East Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department – The East Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department, located in Dunkirk, New York, provides fire protection and emergency response services to the Dunkirk community. The mission of the fire department is to prevent loss of life and property. In addition to responding to fires, the Dunkerque East Volunteer Fire Department also responds to medical emergencies, motor vehicle accidents, emergency calls and incidents involving hazardous materials.

Lakeshore Humane Society – The Lakeshore Humane Society is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to helping protect the welfare of all animals and providing humane education to our community. The organization was established in 1980 as The Dunkirk Humane Society, later renamed as it expanded its service area to include all of the northern end of Chautauqua County.

Submitted Photo Tops donated $1,000 to the Dunkirk East Volunteer Fire Department.

People Inc. – People Inc. works toward a future where all people whose needs limit their integration into the community can reach their highest level of human potential as responsible members of society. It is hoped that these people will be, according to their potential, contributing and active members in their communities, enjoying the highest possible degree of independence and acceptance, in all aspects of their lives.

The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Pantry – has been in operation at Northern Chautauqua Catholic School, Washington Avenue, Dunkirk since 1983. The weekly pantry operation provides groceries to income-eligible customers on a daily basis. monthly, and also provides Christmas baskets to around 125 needy families in December. A dedicated staff of volunteers maintains and distributes food from the Washington Avenue site on Wednesdays from 3:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. In the event of an emergency, other arrangements can be made to get food into the hands of those who need it. desperately need.

The food pantry is administered under the auspices of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish and appreciates community support through generous individuals and organizations such as Tops Friendly Markets.

Based in Williamsville, NY, Tops Markets currently operates 150 grocery stores in New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont, five of which are operated by franchisees. As Western New York’s largest private for-profit employer, with more than 14,000 associates, the company is committed to providing high-quality products from sustainable sources, while helping its communities thrive. by supporting programs that eradicate hunger and disease, educate young people and reduce environmental waste and energy consumption. For more information, visit

Photo submitted Tops donated $1,000 to the Lakeshore Humane Society.

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