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Circle K Raises Record $1,005,198 for March of Dimes

Pick-A-Pumpkin Campaign funds March of Dimes programs working to give every baby a healthy start and helping sick babies survive and thrive. Circle K Stores and their customers in their Great Lakes and Midwest Regions helped raise $1,005,198 in the annual March of Dimes Pick-A-Pumpkin campaign during October.  This new record total will support March

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EZ Energy Supports Homeless Children’s Education

The Homeless Children’s Education Fund gets a needed financial boost as it works to launch underprivileged kids on a successful path. EZ Energy USA, as part of its commitment to local charitable foundations, has committed to $40,000 donation to the Homeless Children’s Education Fund in Pittsburgh. The donation was made by Easytrip stores’ sponsorship of

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Rutter’s Latest Charitable Donations Total $130,000

The York, Pa.-based retail chain’s year-to-date donations to local charities exceed $288,000. Rutter’s has announced a set of charitable donations totaling $130,000 to four central Pennsylvania community organizations.   Rutter’s plans to give $50,000 to the York County Public Library system to provide two years of free Internet access at computers in the libraries. The donation

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Irving Oil’s Fuel the Care Marks 10th Anniversary

Program helps cover the fuel costs for families who are required to travel for their children’s medical care. This year, Irving Oil’s Fuel the Care program marked its 10th anniversary. Over the past decade, Fuel the Care has provided fuel gift cards to over 35,000 families with children who require medical care throughout Atlantic Canada

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Giving Back to the Community

The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees boosts charitable funding. By John Lofstock, Editor. As part of its ongoing commitment to charitable causes, the National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees (NCASEF) helped raise nearly $750,000 this year for two of its charitable partners, Hire Heroes USA and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Hire

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Smoker Friendly Raises More than $80,000 for JDRF

Stores raised more than $36,000 in 45-days to help fight diabetes. Smoker Friendly International, in conjunction with The Cigarette Store Corp., chose to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) as its primary charitable cause in 2011 by joining the “Walk to Cure Diabetes” through sneaker sales in its stores. Having the best year ever,

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Chevron Helps Refurbish Community Park

Chevron co-sponsors remodel of basketball courts in partnership with the New Orleans Hornets. This summer, Chevron partnered with the New Orleans Hornets NBA team to renovate two basketball courts at Rev. Peter S. Atkins Memorial Park in Covington, La. With help from Chevron volunteers, the Hornets organization and members of the community who got to

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“Salute Our Troops” Campaign Raises $2.5 Million

Donations from Kangaroo Express store guests to benefit the USO, Wounded Warrior Project and other military support organizations. Cary, N.C.-based The Pantry Inc. announced $2.5 million has been raised by its “Salute Our Troops” campaign, more than double its original goal of $1 million. Through The Pantry’s more than 1,600 Kangaroo Express stores across 13

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NCASEF 2012 Convention To Be Held In Hawaii

The 37th NCASEF National Convention, themed Islands of Opportunity, prepares to welcome attendees to Honolulu. The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees (NCASEF) announced today its  37th National Convention and Trade Show will be held July 8 – 12, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort.  Vendors, store owners

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Quick Chek Donates In Memory of Sept. 11

FealGood Foundation raises awareness about the health effects the first responders of Sept. 11 face today.   In remembrance of those lost on Sept. 11, Quick Chek is donatating 11 cents from each cup of coffee sold on Sunday, Sept. 11 to the FealGood Foundation. The FealGood Foundation is a non-profit organization, dedicated to raising awareness

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Valero Fundraises For Children’s Miracle Network

Four-week campaign to benefit 32 children’s hospitals. From Sept. 6 through Oct. 3, Valero Corner Store employees will be asking customers to purchase $1 or $5 Miracle Balloon icons to raise funds for 32 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The icons have a coupon attached, providing customers an extra incentive to make the $1 or $5

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Jiffy Mart, Tevis Propane Team To Fight Breast Cancer

“This year we decided to increase awareness by partnering with Tevis Propane and expanding over the months of September and October,” says Jiffy Mart general manager. Jiffy Mart, a division of Tevis Oil Inc., is spending the months of September and October contributing to the welfare of the communities in which it does business. Partnering

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Weis Markets Fights Hunger

Throughout September, Weis is matching customer donations to its food drive that benefits local food banks. Weis Markets has launched its fourth annual Fight Hunger Food Drive, a month long program offering customers an opportunity to donate shelf-stable products and make monetary donations to local food banks and emergency food providers. Weis Markets plans to

NOCO Express Raises $3,296 To Fight Breast Cancer

In recognition of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, NOCO Express Stores donated 10 cents from every cup of coffee sold throughout the month to the Susan G. Komen, Western New York Affiliate. NOCO Express guests helped to raise $3,296 for breast cancer education and research. “Breast cancer touches so many women and families in our

NCASEF Raises $100,000 To Help War Veterans

The National Coalition of Associations of 7- Eleven Franchisees (NCASEF), the professional trade association for 7- Eleven storeowners has donated $100,000 to Hire Heroes USA, an Alpharetta, Ga.-based non- profit placement firm for returning war veterans. The award was made at the grand banquet on the last night of the National Coalition’s 35th Annual Convention

Jewel-Osco Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

JEWEL-OSCO, a Midwest food and drug retailer, is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with its third annual VIP reception to honor the culture and significant achievements of the Hispanic community. The signature event, “Sabor de la Herencia Hispana,” is set for Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, at the National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th Street,

Thorntons Announces Football Cup Challenge

Thorntons has announced its new College Football Cup Challenge, taking place in Louisville, Ky., southern Indiana, and Lexington, Ky., store locations. The promotion began on Saturday, Sept. 4, coinciding with the college football game between the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky. Thorntons’ stores now feature new 32-ounce fountain cups that say “Bleed

Driving Car Wash Profits

Increasing profits at the car wash depends on two tasks: drawing new customers and tempting current customers to increase the frequency of their visits. Determining which tactics will best accomplish these feats is where it gets complicated. Tactics that are working for many in the industry include touting loyalty programs, embarking on water-saving initiatives, participating

Quick Chek Donates To Firefighters

Pictured from Left to Right: Quick Chek Assistant Store Leader Tony Elefante, Team Member Melissa Morin, Team Member Ashley Garcia, Store Leader John Thompson, Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Company Chief Rudi Gaines and Lieutenant Bob Maras. Representatives from a new Manchester, N.J, Quick Chek store presented a donation of $2,655 to members of the Ridgeway Volunteer

Sheetz Hosts Annual Golf Outing

With a little help from some key players, Sheetz Inc. kicked off its 12th annual “For the Kidz” Golf Classic on June 6 at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va., to provide underprivileged children a more meaningful Christmas holiday. Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman and New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath will attend together with

Rite Aid Foundation Donates To Flood Victims

The Rite Aid Foundation is donating water, food, cleaning and first aid supplies to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to help the victims, families and communities affected by the recent flooding in Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee. “Flood waters can wreak damage on homes and can take days to recede. As our operations in the

Valero Texas Open Raises $8 Million for Charity

The Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children Golf Classic have raised $8 million for children’s charities. Despite the lingering economic difficulties facing all industries, the amount generated for charity matches last year’s total, and is likely once again to make the Valero Texas Open the top fundraising event on the PGA TOUR. Funds are

Rutter’s Pledges $50,000 to York JCC

York, Pa.-based Rutter’s Farm Stores has pledged a lead gift of $50,000 to help the York Jewish Community Center celebrate its 100th anniversary by building a “natural playscape” playground. Rutter’s, which traces its York County farm roots to 1747, has been a long-time supporter of the JCC. “We have a lot of respect for the

Kum & Go Raises $95,000 For JDRF

Kum & Go L.C. collected $95,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) during its 2010 sneaker campaign.  In March, customers at Kum & Go stores were asked if they would like to purchase a paper sneaker for $1 to support JDRF. Customers donated more than $85,000 and Kum & Go added to the total contribution.

Kum & Go Donates $8,000

Kum & Go L.C. has donated $8,000 to the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools (FSPS)-collected through the c-store chain’s Fuel Your School Program. Kum & Go contributed three cents from every gallon of gas sold on April 8 at 41 Springfield area locations to the organization, which supports the Springfield Public Schools. The check was

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