A 99th Birthday Shopping Spree at the 99 Cents Only Store Inspired a 2000-Gallon Water Donation to California Drought Victims

Feb 11, 2016

CITY OF COMMERCE, Calif., Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This past week the 99 Cents Only Store in Folsom hosted a water drive to collect water for residents living in East Porterville, where over 500 families are living without running water.

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To kick off the water drive, 99 Cents Only Stores awarded a 99 year-old woman a shopping spree for her 99th birthday. For every dollar she spent on the spree, the Company pledged to donate 9 gallons of water towards the effort, which amounted to 1,485 gallons of water in the end. After the news of the shopping spree spread, the local community sprung into action and actively donated bottles and gallons of water towards the effort.

99 Cents Only Stores delivered the water haul early this morning to the Drought Resource Center in Porterville to be distributed among all of the residents in need.

About 99 Cents Only Stores
Founded in 1982, 99 Cents Only Stores is the leading operator of extreme value stores in California and the Southwestern United States. The Company currently operates 391 stores located in California, Texas, Arizona & Nevada.

99 Cents Only Stores offers a broad assortment of name brand and other attractively priced merchandise and compelling seasonal product offerings.

Media Contact: Desiree Anderson, 213-393-5736 or desiree.anderson@99only.com

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