JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—The GATE Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Jacksonville-based GATE Petroleum Company, and GATE customers raised $45,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2021, the company reports.
The money was raised through the GATE coin box campaign and charity round-up option. Coin collection boxes were placed at the registers of all GATE stores across Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Customers could also round up their transaction totals to the nearest dollar, with the difference going towards the fundraising effort. All money raised will be donated to the RMHC closest to where it was collected.
“We are so grateful to our customers for their generosity throughout this campaign,” said Kathy Brady, executive director, GATE Foundation. “Ronald McDonald House Charities provide a safe haven and home away from home for families with children facing serious medical issues. It is an honor to support their work.”
Each year, the GATE Foundation conducts two coin box collections and two paper-icon campaigns to benefit organizations that align with its mission to support efforts and services that nurture and protect the well-being of family and community.
“GATE has long been an important community partner of RMHC of Jacksonville, and we are grateful that they have once again led a fundraising campaign to support the families we serve,” said Diane Boyle, executive director of RMHC Jacksonville.
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