The Mary and Martha League is the Best Choice Save-A-Label Organization of the Month. This charity society within Trinity Lutheran Church of Walton is located approximately seven miles from the Lincoln, Nebraska city limits. Members of the League shop at various Russes and Super Saver locations. While a record of when they started collecting labels doesn’t exist, they have been collecting Best Choice product labels since at least 2010.
The society was formed in 1917 when the “new” church was built. At that time 22 women gathered to form the first society. Over the years, the membership has dwindled, but the society donates to approximately seven different charities on a yearly basis. The money collected from participation in the Save-A-Label program is donated to Lutheran Family Services. Each year they add an extra $10 as they try to send $100 to each of their charities.
The members of the church’s congregation save Best Choice labels and when they feel they have a certain amount to donate they put them in the Mary and Martha League church mail box.
In the fall of 2020, the society asked Trinity Lutheran Church of Lincoln if they would help collect the labels. An agreement was reached that is beneficial to both churches. The Lincoln church is collecting barcodes for the Mary & Martha League and the Mary & Martha League members are collecting Russes and Supersaver receipts for the Trinity Lutheran Church of Lincoln’s school Apple program.