Publix, Procter & Gamble, and Special Olympics have partnered
together for 41 years to help people with intellectual disabilities
achieve their dreams. As we head into a new year,
it is time for our annual Torch Icon Campaign. This signature event held from January 7-18, 2021,
unites Publix associates, customers and local communities in an effort
to support thousands of Special Olympics athletes and their families.
Beginning January 7 and running through
January 18, customers who visit their local Publix can help support
their state athletes with a simple donation. All donors will receive
over $10 in coupon savings, including exclusive savings on Procter &
Gamble brands like Pampers®, Luvs®, Olay®, Gillette®, Secret®, Old Spice®, Always®, Tampax® and Vicks®. Donations can be made at the register during check out for as little as $1 or a specific desired amount.
1993, almost $56 million has been raised through the Torch Icon
Campaign, giving our athletes the chance to develop physical fitness,
demonstrate courage and experience pure joy through the transformative
power of sports alongside family, friends and their local communities.
Publix, our mission is to be involved as responsible citizens within
our communities,” said Dwaine Stevens, Publix Director of Community
Relations. “Our support of Special Olympics began more than 40 years
ago, recognizing their impact as a means to build strong communities
then, and this legacy continues today as we are proud to be an employer
of choice among more than 800 Special Olympics athletes across our
seven-state operating area. We offer our athletes more than just a job –-
we offer a fulfilling career and an extension of family. We are proud
to join our communities in doing good together.”
in the Torch Icon Campaign, please visit your local Publix from January 7-18 and donate to Special Olympics to help create a world of inclusion
and acceptance for people with intellectual disabilities.