Grocer Supports Challenge Mountain Resale Store

PRESS RELEASE As published in Petoskey News-Review April 2018

Contact: Elizabeth Gertz Looze | Phone: 231.582.1186

BOYNE CITY – Challenge Mountain Resale Store recently received a $1,000 check from the Family Fare Direct Your Dollars program.

Challenge Mountain board president Bill Aten expressed the organization’s gratitude.

“Thank you to our local Family Fare store for supporting non-profit organizations in our community,” he said. “These funds will be used to fulfill the Challenge Mountain mission to enrich lives and empower individuals living with disabilities through year-round adaptive recreation.”

Family Fare is one of the supermarket brands operated by grocery distributor and retailer SpartanNash. Through the SpartanNash Direct Your Dollars program, eligible nonprofit organizations can earn $1,000 by collecting $150,000 in eligible receipts from any of the more than 140 SpartanNash-owned retail stores or fuel centers in eight states. The program is built on the concept of shopping with purpose – meaning, shoppers can use their purchasing power to support their favorite local nonprofits.

“A great big thank you to our resale store customers and volunteers for collecting Family Fare receipts and to our volunteer Sue Carey for tracking and tabulating the receipts,” said Resale Store manager Staci Payton. “We will continue to collect Family Fare receipts to earn another $1,000, so keep those receipts and bring them to the resale store.”

Challenge Mountain executive director Elizabeth Gertz Looze added, “At Challenge Mountain we believe that all people, regardless of ability, should have opportunities to experience life and adventure, and in doing so realize their personal value, strengths and abilities. The challenges faced and support discovered in these experiences help people become stronger individuals and community members. This donation is a wonderful example of how Great Things Happen Together at Challenge Mountain.”

To learn more about Challenge Mountain or to get involved, contact Gertz Looze at or call (231) 582-1186.