Rutter's Helps YWCA of Hanover's Junior Quantum Opportunities Program

$150,000 will be used to renovate building

YORK, Pa. -- The Rutter's Cos. have donated $150,000 to the YWCA of Hanover, Pa., which will use the funds to renovate the building that houses its Junior Quantum Opportunities program.

These much-needed improvements will create a better learning environment, and one that will excite the children, said Tina Heffner, executive director of the YWCA of Hanover.

Junior Quantum Opportunities is an extended-learning program offered to students ages 5 to 12. Through the use of software, children enhance the skills they learn during their [image-nocss] daily school lessons. They also participate in community service projects, create art, learn life skills and engage in physical fitness activities.

Upgrades to the building will include interior and exterior painting, window treatments and new carpeting. The YWCA will create work areas for the children and purchase furniture for the classroom. In recognition of Rutter's donation, the building will be renamed Rutter's Hall.

Through the generosity of Rutter's, the YWCA of Hanover is able to provide much more than a childcare setting for its school-age students, Heffner said. The YWCA of Hanover staff, board of directors and members sincerely thank Rutter's for making such a large commitment and investment for the youth within our Hanover community.

The chain operates three convenience stores in Hanover. Rutter's strives to be an integral part of the communities where it operates, said Scott Hartman, president and CEO of Rutter's Farm Stores. We can't be successful without the support of the Hanover community, and we're proud to give back through our donation to the YWCA of Hanover.

Family-owned and third generation-managed, York, Pa.-based Rutter's operates 51 convenience stores in York, Adams, Cumberland, Franklin and Lancaster counties in Pennsylvania, as well as Rutter's Dairy, serving Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey, and M&G Realty, a real-estate holding company.

[Pictured (l to r): Sue Anderson, personnel director, Rutter's Farm Stores; Ink Byers, a Rutter's store manager in Hanover; Tina Heffner, executive director, YWCA of Hanover; and Donna Umstead, director of training, Rutter's.]

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