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School Spirit Day today at Pamida

The Pamida Foundation is raising money for education today during School Spirit Day today, when Pamida customers will save 15 percent on their entire purchase when they buy Pamida reuse bags.

Each store's proceeds from the purchase prices of the bags be donated to local schools. The Pamida Foundation will also match 5 percent of all stores' sales for the day and give away $100 Pamida gift cards to six winners in the chain. One $300 gift card will also be given to each winner's favorite school.

The Pamida Foundation recently raised more than $100,000 that will be donated to schools, partly through the generosity of customers during in-store fundraisers at all Pamida locations last month. The Foundation matched up to $250 of each store's proceeds.

Customer donations were accepted through "pinup" and "round up" programs at store registers. The programs offered shoppers the opportunity to purchase pinups for $1 each, or round up purchase totals to the next whole dollar, with the excess money going to the back-to-school fundraiser.

Schools that wish to be considered for future donations can submit requests to the Pamida Foundation. Details are in brochures at Pamida or at