ALTOONA, Pa.—Although the pandemic has been difficult for everyone, Sheetz, the Pennsylvania convenience store with 600 locations, raised $1.8 million for its Sheetz for the Kidz charity in 2020, the company reported in a video message to partners and supporters.
“2020 was challenging in every respect and giving was no exception,” said Travis Sheetz, president and COO. “So, here is a heart-felt thank you to all of our business partners who contributed to Sheetz for the Kidz in this turbulent year. Even though we couldn’t hold most of our events during the pandemic, with your generosity, we still surpassed our 2019 contribution and were able to support over 10,000 kids through our programs and partnerships,” he said.
The money was raised from customers who dropped change in collection boxes or rounded up their purchase at checkout. The funds will be used to support the Make a Wish Foundation, Feeding America and the Salvation Army.
Sheetz has long been active in the communities where the chain operates. In February, NACS Daily reported that Sheetz and neighboring c-store retailer Wawa teamed up to provide financial support for the Special Olympics in their home state of Pennsylvania. NACS Daily also noted that Sheetz raised $634,069 in July 2019 to fight hunger in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland.
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