YORK, Pa.—In continued support of the Crispus Attucks Association, Rutter’s convenience stores announced that it has donated $50,000 through the Neighborhood Assistance Project (NAP) to the local chapter.
The Crispus Attucks Association of York, Pennsylvania, is a non-profit that provides education and human services, community development and affordable housing to enhance the quality of life for a diverse population.
The organization was founded in 1931 in York City to meet the social and educational needs of African-Americans who would not be served elsewhere. The group’s name was inspired by Crispus Attucks, who escaped slavery and later became the first person to die in the Boston Massacre in 1770, which helped spark the American Revolution.
This recent donation is part of Rutter’s second consecutive five-year pledge to the Crispus Attucks Association, which totals $450,000 since 2012. As part of York’s community for more than 270 years, Rutter’s is enthusiastic about continuing its long-term support of the association’s programs.
“We appreciate the exceptional work by Crispus Attucks to help the York community, which has been home to our family since 1747,” said Scott Hartman, president and CEO, Rutter’s. “I couldn’t be prouder to continue our long-term support of their determination to help local areas in need.”
Rutter’s $500,000 commitment to Crispus Attucks is being used to directly support efforts to revitalize the southeastern neighborhood of downtown York.
“With the assistance of Rutter’s and several other generous organizations within our community, Crispus Attucks Association was afforded the opportunity to provide safe, quality and affordable housing to four families, as well as increase the quality of life aspects throughout the southeast area of the City of York,” said Edquina Washington, community development and housing director, Crispus Attucks Association of York.