YORK, Pa. – Rutter’s announced $370,000 in additional charitable donations to bring the 2017 total to more than $715,000 given to Central Pennsylvania charities. Rutter’s also opened a new store in St Thomas, Pennsylvania, in December. In addition, the convenience retailer is also in the midst of an expansion of its corporate support office, doubling the size to create more opportunities for growth into 2018.
“It has been another great year for everyone at Rutter’s. We opened three new stores and remodeled 20 stores. We enjoy supporting charities and organizations dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children and customers in the communities we serve. With plans to double the size of our office in February, build 9 new stores, and complete 38 store remodels (including beer caves, flex fuels, and gaming rooms) we look forward to another fantastic and busy year in 2018,” said Scott Hartman, Rutter’s CEO and president.
Some of the charities Rutter’s supported in 2017 are:
- Crispus Attucks = $50,000
- YMCA of York County = $42,800
- Office Secret Santa, where employees from Rutter’s went out to the community and donated to organizations of their choice. They gave out $29,000
- Junior Achievement = $28,300
- Make-A-Wish Greater PA & WV = $27,200
- Leg Up Farm = $25,900
- Penn-Mont Academy = $25,000
- Second Century Scholarship Fund = $25,000
- Creative York = $25,000
- Appell Center for the Performing Arts = $20,000
Over the past 14 years, Rutter’s Children’s Charities has donated over $6.2 million to support charities in the communities it serves. Now under the 10th generation of family leadership, Rutter’s operates 69 convenience stores throughout Central Pennsylvania, a real estate company, family farm and a beverage company serving the Mid-Atlantic region.