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Kangaroo Express Raises $3 Million For U.S. Military Families

Donations from Kangaroo Express store guests will benefit the USO, Wounded Warrior Project and other military support organizations. The Pantry Inc.’s summer-long Kangaroo Express “Salute Our Troops” fundraising campaign has raised $3.17 million, surpassing the total number of funds raised during the inaugural 2011 campaign. In celebration of the campaign’s success, military personnel, veterans, cause

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Kangaroo Express Achieves $1 Million Fundraising Goal

Campaign benefiting military non-profit organizations continues through summer after goal is achieved well ahead of schedule. The Pantry Inc. has already achieved its summer-long fundraising goal of $1 million in the early weeks of its “Salute Our Troops” campaign. Through The Pantry’s more than 1,600 Kangaroo Express stores across 13 states, store guests and communities

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7-Eleven Donates Over $40 Million to Japan Relief Effort

“We hope these generous donations by thousands of global citizens and friends of 7-Eleven can help meet some of the basic needs as the Japanese people recover in the years to come,” says 7-Eleven CEO. The 7-Eleven Inc. global convenience retailing organization raised more than $40 million in donations to assist victims devastated by the

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Sheetz Kicks Off Family Charities Fundraiser

“Including the proceeds from our golf event, we anticipate that we will raise more than $400,000 for charity in 2011,” says Sheetz CEO. Sheetz welcomed guests to its annual fundraising effort for the Sheetz Family Charities, yesterday, June 13, benefitting the company’s Christmas program for needy children who are identified with the help of the

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VPS Holds Annual Summer Swing Golf Tourney

Proceeds from the auction and golf tournament to benefit the Cape Fear Council of Boy Scouts. The VPS Convenience Store Group and the Cape Fear Council of Boy Scouts are holding their 28th Annual Summer Swing Golf Tourney and Auction to benefit the Boy Scouts of America June 7-8, 2011 in Wrightsville Beach, N.C. The dinner and

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Rutter’s Donates to York Chapter of Make-a-Wish

Rutter’s Farm Stores presented Ann Waltman from the Greater Pennsylvania and southern West Virginia chapter of the Make-a-Wish Foundation with a check for $34,000 on June 3. The money will be used to grant 10 wishes to local children. “We believe in the good work of the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and we’re glad to have the

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Kangaroo Express’ ‘Salute Our Troops’ Jeep Tour Hits The Road

Restored World War II Jeep will travel 100 miles each day to recognize military heroes throughout the summer. The Pantry Inc. is breathing new life into a World War II Jeep to travel from city to city in a summer-long celebration to honor our Armed Forces and their families. As part of its Kangaroo Express

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PS Food Mart Beats Fundraising Goal

Close to  $60,000 raised for local food banks. In just 17 days, the second annual PS Food Mart Charities “Fight Hunger. Give Hope.” campaign beat its fundraising goal by more than $10,000. Employees and customers from 30 PS Food Mart stores across South Central Michigan and Northwest Ohio raised almost $60,000 in support of local

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CITGO Launches 2011 Ad Campaign

Real people, stories and local impact highlighted in campaign. CITGO Petroleum Corp. is launching its new multi-faceted advertising campaign featuring real people and stories of CITGO. All elements of the campaign highlight the unique local impact of the brand on communities and individuals across the country and the ongoing commitment to “doing good” displayed by

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Kroger Helps Flood Victims

Kroger gives both cash and in-kind support, including food to local food banks, in addition to matching customer donations collected at registers. The Kroger Co. is committing $250,000 in cash and in-kind contributions to assist storm and flood relief efforts in communities across Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee and other affected areas in the

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CITGO Supports Child Literacy

Funding will help Bess The Book Bus meet its goal of donating 100,000 books in nationwide tour. CITGO Petroleum Corp. continues its support of Tampa, Fla.-based mobile literacy outreach, and past Fueling Good winner, Bess the Book Bus with a sponsorship of its “2011 Success in Sight Tour.” Bess the Book Bus will visit more

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Kum & Go Donates $10,000 to American Red Cross

Arkansas residents impacted by recent tornadoes will benefit from the donation. Kum & Go President and CEO Kyle Krause  announced that a $10,000 contribution has been made to the American Red Cross and will be directed toward helping Arkansas residents, after tornadoes touched down in the South leaving damage in their wake. According to Krause,

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Valero Sets Record For MDA Campaign

Stores raise $2.28 million, an increase of more than 15% from last year. Valero Corner Stores raised a record $2.28 million in its 2011 Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) fundraising campaign. The amount represents an increase of more than 15% from last year’s campaign, and is the first time in the Valero campaign’s 25-year history that

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ExxonMobil Donates To Promote Education

A total of 77 educational institutions are set to receive funds from program that matches employee donations 3:1. Irving, Texas-based ExxonMobil and its employees donated more than $38 million to 924 educational institutions across the U.S. through the ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2010 Educational Matching Gift Program, including more than $7.6 Million to local Texas institutions. ExxonMobil

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Industry Steps Up to Support Japan, Charitable Causes

Convenience stores continue to play an important role in raising much-needed funds in times of trouble. By: Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. When disaster strikes, convenience stores are often at their best stepping up to support the community. But what makes the industry so special is that it often continues to give back long after the

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Kangaroo Express, Coca-Cola Partner for Kids

Five-week fundraiser across three states aims to help send kids with chronic medial conditions to Kyle Petty’s Victory Junction for a once in a lifetime camping experience. Cary, N.C.-based The Pantry Inc., an independently operated convenience store chain in the southeastern U.S., is partnering with Coca-Cola for a third consecutive year to send children to

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Wawa Contributes $50,000 to Japan Relief Fund

“Wawa’s donation will help alleviate a lot of suffering,” says American Red Cross spokesperson. Wawa Inc. is making a $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross International Relief Fund to help support Japan following the earthquake and tsunami disasters. “Our hearts go out to those in Japan during this difficult time. Wawa has always had

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PS Food Mart Fights Hunger

The second annual “Fight Hunger. Give Hope” campaign invites customers to buy paper hearts to support local food banks. Thirty PS Food Mart stores across Michigan and Ohio are joining together to launch the second annual “Fight Hunger. Give Hope” campaign to raise money for local food banks. Between March 18 and April 3, customers

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Wilson Farms’ Launches Fifth Annual Paper Balloon Campaign

Proceeds from $1 paper balloon purchases to benefit Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. Buffalo, N.Y. –based Wilson Farms Neighborhood Food Stores is once again launching its paper balloon campaign to benefit Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo beginning Wednesday, March 9. Customers can stop into any Erie/Niagara Wilson Farms locations and purchase a paper

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JDRF to Honor Wawa at 2011 Promise Ball

“JDRF is the leader in funding type one diabetes research, and Wawa stands behind its mission to find a cure,” says Wawa president. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Eastern Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter has announced and Wawa as the 2011 Honoree for its annual black-tie gala, the Promise Ball, themed “Keeping the Promise.” The Promise Ball

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Great America Bake Sale Kicks Off

Share Our Strength launches annual Great American Bake Sale and Schedules National Challenge for May 13-15, 2011. Share Our Strength has announced its eighth annual Great American Bake Sale, presented by Domino Sugar, C&H Sugar and Duncan Hines, which officially kicked off nationwide on March 1, 2011. Great American Bake Sale is a national campaign

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Speedway Raises $5.6 Million For Children’s Miracle Network

Donation amount marks new fundraising record for Speedway. As a result of its 2010 fundraising campaign, Speedway SuperAmerica LLC (Speedway) has donated $5.6 million to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a charity that raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals. This represents a new record in giving for Speedway employees, customers and vendor partners. Additionally, 2010 marks

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Wilson Farms Supports ‘Check Out Hunger’ Campaign

For the sixth year, Wilson Farms helps shoppers find an easy way to feed the hungry in their communities. Wilson Farms Inc. is once again teaming up with other local retailers to support the Food Banks of Western and Central New York in the annual “Check Out Hunger” campaign. All 188 Wilson Farms, Sugarcreek and

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Jacksons Food Stores Fight Domestic Violence

CEO John Jackson matches Idaho contributions for a donation of $39,000. Efforts to combat domestic violence in Idaho have once again benefited this holiday season from the generosity of Jacksons Food Stores and its customers. Jacksons Food Stores, which operates 200 stores in four western states, and the Idaho Partners Against Domestic Violence launched its

7-Eleven Stores in Oklahoma Pledges $1 million To CHF

7-Eleven Stores in Oklahoma (which has no connection with the international company with the same name) presented Children’s Hospital Foundation (CHF) with a $1 million pledge that will help to transform the health of Oklahoma’s Children by funding pediatric research, clinical care and education. The donation marks another significant donation toward the Oklahoma campaign for

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