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New Sam’s Club donates $15,000 to city charter schools

By Staff | Nov 26, 2014

City Council accepted a check in the amount of $15,000 from the new Sam’s Club manager Craig Canup Monday night. The funds are earmarked to go to the Cape Coral Charter Schools.

Canup handed the oversized check to Mayor Marni Sawicki along with interim charter school superintendent and Oasis principal Steve Hook.

“We’re new to the city and wanted to do something special for our opening and to get involved in the community,” said Canup. “Our committee decides what and when to hand out our foundation grants. We give back to the community on a regular basis and there is no better way to start than to donate to education.”

Hook will use the funds to update the school’s technology equipment.

“Sam’s Club frequently makes donations to the communities they serve,” said Canup. “We have donated more than $67 million in Florida alone.”

Canup said the club on Pine Island Road just west of Santa Barbara hopes to be open for business by the end of January.

“The club will hire about 170 employees, most of whom live in the Cape,” he said.