Avril Lavigne Helps Bag Groceries At Pleasanton Safeway For Fundraiser

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Singer Avril Lavigne (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Singer Avril Lavigne (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

PLEASANTON (CBS SF) – Singer Avril Lavigne will be bagging groceries in Pleasanton Tuesday afternoon to help kick off a fundraising drive by Safeway to raise money for people with disabilities.

The drive is an annual campaign by Safeway in which shoppers can voluntarily donate to the cause at the checkout stand. The campaign raises money for organizations including Easter Seals and the Special Olympics.

This year, shoppers who donate $5 will receive a coupon and a code that will give them access to exclusive videos of Lavigne on tour and behind the scenes, organizers said.

Former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark will be bagging groceries alongside Lavigne. Both will participate in a “celebrity bagging challenge.”

Special Olympics athletes will carry the organization’s “flame of hope” to the store.

Other participants in Tuesday’s 1:00pm event will include Safeway Executive Vice President Larree Renda, Special Olympics President Brady Lum and Easter Seals President James Williams Jr.

Safeway

6790 Bernal Avenue
Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 846-8644

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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