Walgreens Joins Hope Chicago’s Mission to Make College a Debt-Free Reality

Last week was a whirlwind of shock, surprise and jubilation for an estimated 4,000 high school students and parents of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) when Hope Chicago made stops to five Chicago-based high schools to deliver news that every student, grades 9-12, and one of their parents would receive all-expenses-paid college educations. Walgreens was on site for each history-making announcement event as one of a host of companies supporting Hope Chicago, the new college scholarship program that has committed to investing $1 billion in scholarships to Chicago’s students and their parents…

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Walgreens Looks to Enhance Supplier Diversity Through Upcoming Virtual Summit

Walgreens has announced that it will hold a Supplier Diversity Summit during the ECRM Supplier Diversity Week, a virtual showcase for diverse businesses and entrepreneurs to share their retail offerings. The virtual event, taking place April 5-8, provides diverse vendors the opportunity to connect with the Walgreens merchandising team, share their products, and receive feedback with the ultimate goal of being stocked on Walgreens shelves in their local areas. During the virtual summit, Walgreens will work to increase sourcing from suppliers that are at least 51 percent owned, operated, and…

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Walgreens and Mental Health America Team Up to Raise Funds and Provide Mental Health Support This Holiday Season

This December, Walgreens and Mental Health America (MHA) are teaming up to provide support for mental health this holiday season. Together, Walgreens and MHA are asking people to donate to a virtual ‘Swear Jar’ when they experience the inevitable holiday hiccups that make them want to yell out a ‘humbug.’ MHA is the leading community based nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. “During the holidays, customers and patients often turn to Walgreens for…

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Walgreens Launches Industry-First myWalgreens Credit Card Program – The Credit Card That Pays Well to Stay Well®

Walgreens has introduced the new myWalgreens Credit Card program, featuring two industry-first retail health and wellness credit cards, issued by Synchrony Bank. The myWalgreens Mastercard and the myWalgreens Credit Card are the first ever of their kind to reward more personalized wellbeing choices and offer industry-leading rewards at more than 9,000 Walgreens locations, Walgreens.com, Duane Reade stores, via the Walgreens mobile app, and wherever Mastercard is accepted. “Today’s launch of the myWalgreens Credit Card is just the beginning in the evolution and expansion of our financial services offerings,” said Maria…

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Walgreens and Red Nose Day Bring Back Digital Red Nose, Spreading Message of Hope, Helping to Tackle Child Poverty

For the seventh year in a row, Red Nose Day is back at Walgreens with the iconic Red Nose in digital form as we continue to emphasize the health and safety of customers and team members nationwide. Driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, child poverty rose as high as 21.4 percent in the United States in 20201, underscoring the urgency to support underserved children. This year, together with Comic Relief U.S., the nonprofit behind Red Nose Day, Walgreens is excited to bring back the Digital Red Nose providing a way to…

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