Sheetz For the Kidz raises over $634,000
Sheetz, one of America’s fastestgrowing family-owned and -operated convenience retailers, announced Sheetz For the Kidz, an employee-driven charity supporting underprivileged children, raised $634,069 during its annual month of in-store fundraising in July.
With 100% of all donations directly supporting local children, Sheetz For the Kidz provides children in need the opportunity to celebrate the holidays with gifts such as new toys, clothes and other basic needs.
Working with the Salvation Army to receive wish lists from local families, Sheetz employees shop, wrap and host holiday parties for the children and their families. Last year, more than $1.6 million was distributed, making the holiday season brighter for more than 9,500 children in the six states where Sheetz operates.
In partnership with Make-A-Wish, funds raised during the campaign also sponsor wishes of children with lifethreatening medical conditions. The charity sponsors one child per Sheetz operating district, totaling 55 children this year.
Furthermore, to broaden the connection to the communities it serves, Sheetz For the Kidz recently announced a $601,000 donation to Feeding America to provide food to children in need. This commitment equates to approximately 10,000 meals per store.