PA – January 2018 / Newsmaker Alert / Sheetz
For The Kidz™ is proud to announce the charity raised more than $618,000
during its annual December campaign through customer donations. This is
a record for the Sheetz employee-driven charity and exceeds last year’s
campaign fundraising total by more than $34,000. Each year, 100 percent
of customer donations are used to directly support Sheetz For The Kidz
cannot thank our customers and employees enough for their loyal support
and the continued generosity they show to Sheetz For The Kidz,” said Sarah
Piper, Executive Director of Sheetz For The Kidz. “This fundraising initiative
allowed us to brighten the holidays for families who needed it most.”
the 2017 holiday season, Sheetz For The Kidz supported approximately 9,300
children – amounting to 16 children from each of Sheetz’s 564 stores. Sheetz
For The Kidz worked with the Salvation Army to receive wish lists from
local families in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia
and North Carolina. Sheetz employees then volunteered their time to shop,
wrap and host holiday parties for the children and their families. At the
holiday parties, Santa greeted the children and presented them with new
toys, clothes and basic necessities purchased specifically for them.
are many ways customers can support Sheetz For The Kidz throughout the
marks the 13th consecutive year of Sheetz For The Kidz partnering with
Make-A-Wish to grant wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
The charity sponsors one child per Sheetz operating district, totaling
55 children this year.
Sheetz For The Kidz water – 25 cents of every bottle sold goes to support
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to donate online today.
months of July and December, Sheetz offers customers an opportunity to
donate at the register.
Sheetz For The Kidz
For The Kidz™ is a non-profit organization, designated as a 501(c) (3)
charity, independent of the Sheetz Corporation. The organization was created
in 1992 by local store employees wanting to help local children. The mission
of the charity is to provide support, hope, joy and happiness to children
in need within the communities in which Sheetz operates. To date, the charity
has impacted more than 110,000 children living in the communities Sheetz
The Salvation Army
Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those
in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the
United States. Approximately 30 million Americans receive assistance from
The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for
the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach
to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities
for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar donated to The Salvation
Army is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.
The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the
Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org).
For more information, go to SalvationArmyUSA.org
or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.
in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America’s fastest-growing
family-owned and operated convenience store chains with more than 17,500
employees and more than $5.6 billion in annual revenue. The company operates
over 560 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia,
Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu
of M•T•O® sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen
order point terminals. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours
a day, 365 days a year. Recognized by Fortune as one of the 100
Best Companies to Work For, Top 12 Best Places to Work for Women and Top
35 Best Workplaces for Millennials, Sheetz is committed to offering employees
sustainable careers built on an inspiring culture and community engagement.
For more information, visit www.Sheetz.com
or follow us on Twitter (@Sheetz),
and Instagram (Instagram.com/Sheetz).