Safeway donates $35,000 to disabilities services for young kids

The Safeway Foundation, part of the Albertsons Companies and one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America, recently donated a $35,000 community grant to Southwest Human Development at the grand opening of its brand-new Queen Creek Safeway store located at 40950 N. Ironwood Drive.

As part of the grand opening, the Safeway Foundation awarded local schools and nonprofits a total of $145,000 in grants. The foundation generously gifted a $35,000 grant to Southwest Human Development, which will support its Easterseals programs and services for children with disabilities, including sponsorship of the upcoming Walk With Me Family Fun Walk and Carnival that will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, in Scottsdale.

“This generous gift will help us continue to serve Arizona children with disabilities age birth to 5, during a time in their lives when intervention can make a real and lasting difference,” said Jake Adams, chief development officer of Southwest Human Development. “We are so grateful for Albertsons and Safeway’s continuous support.”

The Safeway Foundation has gifted Southwest Human Development more than 10 grants since 2007, totaling more than $2.1 million to help Arizona’s youngest children with disabilities. Southwest Human Development’s Children’s Developmental Center provides a wide range of disability programs and services including the ADAPT Shop, autism services, developmental assessments, feeding services, psychology and counseling, therapy services and more.

Learn more about Southwest Human Development’s disabilities services at swhd.org/cdc.