Three Hirschi students who are also United Market Street employees hold a $1,000 check that will go to Hirschi High School. From left: United produce manager Datra Shaw, Cierra Hernandez, 16, a sacker; Briannan Starks, 18, a sacker/checker; Deonna Couch, 16, a sacker; and Les McNeal, store director for the United located on Iowa Park Road.
It pays to play along with a store promotion.
At United Market Street, so many shoppers preferenced Hirschi High School for their bonus points earned through purchases that the store recently presented Hirschi Principal Doug Albus with a $1,000 check.
Three Hirschi students – all Market Street employees – accepted the check along with Mr. Albus.
The promotion was part of United Market Street’s 100-year anniversary celebration. “We decided to do 100 days worth of giving,” said Datra Shaw, produce manager at United.
The grocery chain has been operating from 1916 through 2016. As part of the promotion, the stores gave 100,000 pounds of food to the local food bank and designated another $100,000 for education.
The $1,000 given to Hirschi was part of the $100,000 total. Hirschi was the winner among several schools that were amassing points from shopper purchases.
The rest of the $100,000 in education giving will be channeled to schools in locations near their stores, said Mr. Shaw. United Market Street operates two stores in Wichita Falls, two stores in Burkburnett, Texas, and has other Texas stores in Amarillo and Ft. Worth, said Mr. Shaw.
The $1,000 check will fund student needs, said Mr. Albus. He expected to use the money to purchase Chromebooks to increase the technology presence at the school and to fund an occasional banquet or student activity.
Hirschi students who are employed by United Market Street are Deonna Couch, Briannan Starks, and Cierra Hernandez.
Principal Doug Albus takes a turn at holding the $1,000 check.