YORK, Pa.—Rutter’s convenience stores have donated a total of $60,000 to six charities throughout Pennsylvania, the chain reports. Those charities focus on children, youth and education in the various neighborhoods where Rutter’s operates.
“During these trying times, all of us at Rutter’s recognize that charities and non-profit organizations need our support now, more than ever,” said Scott Hartman, Rutter’s president and CEO. “We take pride in supporting charities and programs that benefit children in the communities we serve.”
Rutter’s donated $12,000 to the YMCA of Chambersburg, an organization that provides community members with youth development programs. The funding will be used for the YMCA’s Youth Achievers Program, which helps children in grades 8-12 with college readiness programs and education, including mock interviews, college tours and assistance with college and financial aid applications.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Blair County, Cedar Foundation of Lebanon County, Northeast PA Manufacturers and Employees Council and Cumberland Valley School of Music all received $10,000 to support their programming and services for youth education and development. The Cedar Foundation and the Manufacturers Council will use the funds to continue student-focused programming in local schools.
To date in 2020, Rutter’s has donated more than $500,000 to charities and will announce more donations before the end of the year.