October 2010 • Vol. 30 No. 9 | An E-Publication of the Los Angeles County Bar Association

Help Your Bar Foundation When You Shop at Ralphs Supermarkets

Current participants must re-register with community contribution program on or after September 1—no carry-over from year to year.

As you may be aware, the Los Angeles County Bar Foundation is registered with the Ralphs Community Program. Through this program, Ralphs Markets contributes back a percentage of your household's monthly purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.

The Community Contribution Program runs from September 1 through August 31, and participants must re-register their cards each year on or after September 1 even if they have previously registered for the program.

To sign up for or to re-register for the Community Contribution Program online, follow the instructions below:

If re-registering your Ralphs Rewards card:

  • Go to www.ralphs.com and click on Sign in/Register at the top right.
  • Enter your registered e-mail address and password.
  • Click on My Account and scroll down to Community Rewards Information.
  • Click on Edit Community Program Information, reselect the Los Angeles County Bar Foundation, and click on Save Changes.

If registering your Ralphs Rewards card for the first time:

  • Go to www.ralphs.com and click on Sign in/Register at the top right.
  • Under the heading New Customer, click on Sign Up Today. You will be asked to enter some information and create a password. Then an e-mail will be sent to you. You will click on a link in that e-mail, which will take you back to the Ralphs Web site.
  • Click on My Account and log in using your e-mail address and password. Click on Edit Community Contribution Information and input your Ralphs Rewards card number (found on the back of the card).
  • Enter either Los Angeles County Bar Foundation into the box for the name of organization or enter the Foundation’s nonprofit organization (NPO) number: 83761. Click on Confirm when LACBF’s name appears.
  • Upon completion of this procedure, you should see the Foundation listed on the right side of your information page.

If you have already registered with another organization but want to change it to LACBF, just re-register your card using LACBF’s NPO number. If you have any difficulty registering or have questions, you can call Ralphs at 1 (800) 443-4438.

Once you have registered the Foundation as your charity of choice, each time you swipe your Ralphs Rewards Card at check-out, you will help LACBF earn a rebate. Most purchases qualify except those for alcohol, tobacco, pharmacy, postage stamps, gift cards, gift certificates, lottery and promotional tickets, fluid milk and milk products, fuel, CRV, and sales tax. The rebate percentage earned ranges from 1 to 4 percent based on a sliding scale of the amount spent by your household per month. Ralphs sends a quarterly check to each registered charity based on the expenditures made by the participants. The Foundation has earned close to $3,000 since signing up for this program, so it is definitely worth doing. If we can increase the number of participants, we will earn much more. Last year, Ralphs gave out $3,000,000, and this year they donate back another $3,000,000 to many nonprofits.

If you shop at Ralphs, the Foundation would really appreciate your support. Please contact Ivan Price, Foundation Executive Director, at (213) 896-6409 or iprice@lacba.org if you have any questions.

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