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    Rutter's Donates $150,000 to Pennsylvania YWCA

    Funds will renovate facility used to help students enhance their skills.

    YORK, Pa. -- The Rutter's Cos., operator of 50 Rutter's Farm Stores as well as Rutter's Dairy and M&G Realty, donated $150,000 to the YWCA of Hanover, Pa. The funds will be used to renovate the building that is home to its Junior Quantum Opportunities program, the company stated.

    "Rutter's strives to be an integral part of the communities where it operates," Scott Hartman, president and CEO of Rutter's Farm Stores, said in a statement. "We can't be successful without the support of the Hanover community, and we're proud to give back through our donation to the YWCA of Hanover."

    The Junior Quantum Opportunities program is an extended-learning program offered to students ages 5 to 12, meant to enhance skills learned through school using software programs, the company stated. In addition, students participate in community service projects, create art, learn life skills and engage in physical fitness activities.

    Using the donation, the renovation will include interior and exterior painting, window treatments and new carpeting, as well as the creation of work areas and new furniture for the classroom, according to the company.

    "These much-needed improvements will create a better learning environment, and one that will excite the children," Tina Heffner, executive director of the YWCA, said in a statement.

    In recognition of the donation, the building will be renamed Rutter's Hall.

    "Through the generosity of Rutter's, the YWCA of Hanover is able to provide much more than a childcare setting for its school-age students," Heffner added. "The YWCA of Hanover staff, board of directors and members sincerely thank Rutter's for making such a large commitment and investment for the youth within our Hanover community."

    Rutter's operates three convenience stores in Hanover, Pa. -- at 661 Broadway, 891 York St., and 1400 Baltimore St.

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