Every year around this time, you’ll start to see some changes in our associates. They smile a little brighter, wear a slightly different uniform on the weekends, and work with a passion fueled by an incredible cause. What is that cause? March of Dimes (MOD), of course! This organization is committed to helping moms have full-term pregnancies and researching the problems that threaten the health of babies — and Publix is proud to support that mission.

 

What is March of Dimes?

March of Dimes is an organization that helps mothers take control of their March of Dimes; 2013 Walk; Lakeland; Florida; Charityhealth. They also offer aid when something goes wrong. Committed to providing education and medical resources on topics like premature births and birth defects, March of Dimes is known for their passion for helping families.

The organization not only focuses on education, they’re also advocates for pre-birth screenings and other medical necessities. Overall, this organization has a dedication to helping families that Publix is proud to stand behind.

 

How Does Publix Help?

Publix gets involved with March of Dimes in a multitude of ways. Every store and support department has an associate who is dedicated to representing their March of Dimes team throughout the campaign. This person helps associates order t-shirts and other merchandise benefiting the cause, hosts fundraisers within stores and departments, and facilitates the campaign involving customer donations. You might even see our associates wearing their shirts on the weekends to raise awareness and encourage customer and fellow associate donations.

March of Dimes; 2013 Walk; Lakeland; Florida; CharityBut our efforts don’t stop there. Many of our associates participate in the March for Babies, the largest fundraiser for MOD. The community can join together to walk, remember those who have passed, and raise awareness and funds for the cause. Publix not only has associates who join teams for the walk, but we also donate water, breakfast items, and other supplies to our local community walks. It’s a day many of our associates look forward to every year — and it’s easy to see why with such a great organization to support!

 

 

What Can I Do?

If you’re interested in getting active with the March of Dimes organization, there are many ways to help. You can sign up a team to join the March for Babies, volunteer your time, or make a monetary donation (you can do this right at our Publix registers when you check out, too!). No matter which way you choose, you’re sure to find a place in your heart for this amazing organization dedicated to healthy babies.

 

Are you participating in the March for Babies this year? Shout out your team name in the comments below!

Kandi S.

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Kandi S. wrote her first short story at nine-years-old and has been a lover of the written word ever since, which makes The Publix Checkout one of her favorite things about working for Publix! Starting as a cashier in 2005, Kandi has since incorporated her love for writing and social media with her passion for the company focused on customer service. She enjoys fitness, writing, live music and local food and beverages. Kandi hopes you walk away from our blog each day with a new-found appreciation for the grocery store where shopping is a pleasure.

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