September 2011 • Vol. 31 No. 8 | 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 Contribution 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 each year, and participants must RE-REGISTER their card each year on or after September 1, even if they have previously registered for the program.

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

If re-registering your Ralphs Rewards card:

  • Go to and click on Sign In at the top right.
  • Enter your e-mail address and password.
  • Click on My Account (in the top right-hand corner) and scroll down to Community Rewards.
  • Click on Edit Community Contribution Program Information, reselect the Los Angeles County Bar Foundation, and click on Save Changes.
  • There is an easier alternate re-registration method using a scan bar letter. Request the scan bar letter from the Foundation at (213) 896-6409. Then take the letter to your Ralphs store the next time you shop, and scan it with your order. The Foundation will be automatically selected.

If registering your Ralphs Rewards card for the first time:

  • Go to and click on Services and then Community Contribution.
  • If you are a new online customer, you must click on Create an Account on the right-hand side of the page.
  • Follow the easy steps. 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.

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 (83761). If you have any difficulty registering or if you 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 nearly $5,000 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 million, and this year they donate back another $3 million 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 if you have any questions.

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