News Release
 October 24, 2019
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and Vermont, is pleased to announce that this year’s annual campaign for the United Way of Erie and Niagara County raised over $47,927 for the United Way. The campaign kicked off September 1 at all participating Tops Friendly Market locations in Erie and Niagara Counties and ran through September 14, 2019.

Customers supported the United Way and made a difference by purchasing a United Way icon for $1.00 or rounding up their change at the register. Tops donation of the proceeds from the campaign to United Way will support their mission of helping to bring people, organizations, and resources together to improve community well-being.

“Tops Markets strongly believes in giving back to the communities in which we serve. With the help and compassion of our associates and customers, we know we can make a difference supporting the United Way Campaign,” said Diane Colgan, United Way Board Member and senior vice president of marketing for Tops Markets.

Tops has conducted this campaign with the United Way since 2014. Additionally, Tops has been supporting the United Way’s Corporate Challenge, now in its twelfth year, which awards prizes to encourage people to donate. Tops also encourages its associates to make a contribution to the United Way’s annual campaign as well.

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ABOUT TOPS FRIENDLY MARKETS: Tops Markets, LLC is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 159 full-service supermarkets with five additional franchise stores and is the largest private, for-profit employer in Western New York. As a leading grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and western Vermont, and with the support of 14,000 associates, our core mission is to help our communities flourish. We support programs that seek to eradicate hunger and disease; promote the education of our youth; and to ensure we reduce environmental waste and energy consumption while providing our customers with sustainably sourced, high quality products. For more information, visit


MORE ABOUT THE UNITED WAY: The mission of the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County is to remove barriers to learning and to ensure families have the stability to achieve financial growth. We’re on a mission to crush poverty. For more information, and for a complete list of funded programs, visit


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