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Friends of Karen Celebrates Selection as a Stop & Shop Community Bag Program Beneficiary

Friends of Karen Celebrates Selection as a Stop & Shop Community Bag Program Beneficiary

Jonathan Lewis
Friends of Karen
118 Titicus Road, North Salem, NY 10560
914-617-4042 or

North Salem, New York – Friends of Karen has been selected as a beneficiary of the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program for the month of January.

The Stop & Shop Community Bag Program, which launched in May 2019, is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support with the goal to make a difference in the communities where shoppers live and work.

Friends of Karen was selected as the January beneficiary of the program by store leadership at the Stop & Shop located at 125 Danbury Road, Ridgefield CT. Friends of Karen will receive a $1 donation every time the $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at this location during January.

Judith Factor, Executive Director of Friends of Karen, expressed her gratitude.  

“We thank Stop & Shop for selecting Friends of Karen to benefit from this exceptional program. The funds generated will be utilized to provide essential financial, emotional, and practical assistance to families in our community who are caring for a child with cancer or other life-threatening illness. This support will help them navigate through the difficulties they face on a daily basis.”

For more information on Friends of Karen visit or call (914) 277-4547. For more information on the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program, visit

About Friends of Karen

Friends of Karen is a non-profit organization that provides emotional, financial and advocacy support for children with a life-threatening illness and their families in order to help keep them stable, functioning, and able to cope. For families living in the New York tri-state region, Friends of Karen gives them more time for what’s most important: each other. The organization assists hundreds of ill children and their families every month, at no cost to them. Friends of Karen has received top ratings from Charity Navigator, an independent organization that evaluates the financial efficiency and responsibility of U.S. charities. Friends of Karen meets the 20 Standards of Charity Accountability of the BBB of Metropolitan New York. Most recently, Friends of Karen earned the Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency in 2023.