ALEXANDRIA, Va.—OnCue has donated $301,500 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The convenience retailer based in Stillwater, Oklahoma, raised the funds during its annual St. Jude Halloween Promotion.
Participating retail locations asked customers to donate to support the hospital during October. In exchange for contributing $1 or more, patrons received a Halloween-themed pinup displaying a St. Jude patient.
"OnCue is honored to continue its partnership with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to help support children, families and researchers fighting childhood cancer," said Laura Aufleger, president of OnCue. "We know that the work St. Jude does has an impact around the world and right here at home. Thank you to all our dedicated employees and customers who play a critical role in this effort.”
OnCue has raised $2,915,164 in total for St. Jude throughout its 15-year partnership, making it the largest regional partner for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In addition to participating in the Halloween promotion, OnCue continued a change rounding program in response to the national coin shortage. OnCue stores are also selling co-branded plastic cups benefiting St. Jude for the third year in a row.
Also in October, Minnesota-based Minnoco raised $8,500 for breast cancer awareness and research. To raise the funds, Minnoco donated five cents of every gallon of gas when customers used the Minnoco Rewards Program during Minnoco’s “Pink Out” promotion in October.
Last week, South Carolina-based The Spinx Co. partnered with local nonprofit Project Host to serve free meals to those in need on Thanksgiving Day to the upstate South Carolina community. This year, the Spinx Cluck Truck served over 350 meals.