PA – December 2017 / Newsmaker Alert / For
the past 25 years, Sheetz For
The Kidz™ has partnered with The
Salvation Army to host Christmas parties and make the holiday season
brighter for more than 100,000 underprivileged kids across the Mid-Atlantic.
Sheetz For The Kidz is a 501 (c)(3) employee operated charitable organization
that raises funds through in-store campaigns during the months of July
and December, proceeds from Sheetz For The Kidz bottled water sales and
the annual “Sheetz For The Kidz Golf Classic,” as well as, other fundraising
events throughout the year.
holiday season, each of Sheetz’s 564 stores will support 16 children from
their local communities by partnering with The Salvation Army to receive
wish lists from local families. Sheetz employees volunteer their time to
shop, wrap and host holiday parties for the children and their families.
At the holiday parties, Santa will greet the children and present them
with new toys, clothes and other basic needs purchased specifically for
them. The children and their families will enjoy food, crafts, games and
an opportunity to take pictures with Santa. In total, 9,300 children will
be impacted by Sheetz For The Kidz this December.
employees are committed to giving back to their communities and they wholeheartedly
embrace our corporate charity,” said Sarah Piper, Executive Director of
Sheetz For The Kidz. We are also so grateful for our customers who, year
after year, support our July and December in-store campaigns. Their contributions
help make the holiday season a bit more cheerful for their local communities.”
the month of December, customers can donate at checkout at all Sheetz store
locations across Pennsylvania, North Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia,
Ohio and Maryland. 100 percent of customer donations go directly to
supporting the children in our communities.
customers can support Sheetz For The Kidz:
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.
at check out throughout December.
a Sheetz For The Kidz water, with 25 cents of every bottle sold supports
AmazonSmile and select “Sheetz
For The Kidz” as the charity of your choice. Amazon will donate .5% of
your purchases to Sheetz For The Kidz.
to donate online today.
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 raised more than $22.9 million and helped more than 100,000 children!
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).