Jim McCaffrey, President of McCaffrey’s Food Markets, announced that McCaffrey’s Markets is donating $100,000 to Abrams Hebrew Academy in Yardley, PA and $100,000 to St. Andrew’s Catholic School in Newtown, PA. These organizations will use the donated monies to award needs-based scholarships to eligible families.
“Jim McCaffrey sets an example for all of us. He is one of the rare individuals who is generous because he truly believes it is important to give back, and he doesn’t discriminate in his giving,” said Rabbi Ira Budow of Abrams Hebrew Academy. “If the need is there and he is able to help, he does so. He is truly a righteous person.”
The donation came about as part of Pennsylvania’s EITC, or Educational Improvement Tax Credit, under the Department of Community & Economic Development. The program pairs qualifying businesses with qualifying, local schools.
“Mr. McCaffrey’s generosity seems to be without limits and will help some of our families and students who otherwise could not afford a Catholic education,” said Msgr. Michael Picard, Pastor of Saint Andrew Church.
“We are delighted to donate to these worthy, educational organizations which are located in the communities in which we serve,” said Jim McCaffrey.
Jim McCaffrey has been giving back to the community since 1986, when his first Market opened in Yardley, PA. From his Specialty Food Showcases which donate 100% of ticket sales to charitable organizations and the Annual Grocer Fights Cancer Day which donates 5% of total Market sales for the day to help fight cancer to Little Leagues and 5K Race Sponsorships, Jim McCaffrey’s name is synonymous with community and giving back.
For more information about McCaffrey’s Food Markets, please visit www.mccaffreys.com. For more information about Abrams Hebrew Academy, please visit http://abramsonline.org/, and visit http://www.standrewcec.com/ for more information about St. Andrew Catholic Education Center. For more information about the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program, please visit http://www.newpa.com/find-and-apply-for-funding/funding-and-program-finder/educational-improvement-tax-credit-program-eitc