Convenience Stores Raise Funds for Their Communities

EG Group, GPM, Weigel’s raise funds for nonprofits that help local children and youth.

September 14, 2021

Weigel's Donation to Communities

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—EG Group has announced an in-store fundraising campaign for United Way. The donations from the campaign will help fund youth development and educational resources in the communities where EG Group convenience stores operate. The convenience stores participating in the fundraiser include Cumberland Farms, Certified Oil, Fastrac, Kwik Shop, Loaf 'N Jug, Minit Mart, Quik Stop, Tom Thumb and Turkey Hill.

Customers can participate in the campaign by visiting their local EG Group convenience store between Sept. 9 and Oct. 9 and donating any amount they choose to a local United Way chapter at checkout.

"We could not do our work of advancing the common good in our communities without generous and committed partners like the EG Group," said Peter Najera, president and CEO of the United Way of the Plains. "We are grateful for their support and are proud to partner with them in striving to develop our youth through education so that they may thrive as adults and make our communities great places to live and work."

Additionally, GPM Investments’ retailers fas mart, Roadrunner Markets and Scotchman stores helped raise $116,651 in funds for its local elderly community. GPM sponsored the Mountain Empire Older Citizens' 45th Annual Walkathon for the agency's Emergency Fuel Fund for the Elderly—the company’s 11th year as a sponsor.

“We are so pleased to have GPM as a long-standing corporate sponsor,” said Michael Wampler, executive director at Mountain Empire Older Citizens. “Providing support for the Emergency Fuel Fund for over a decade, they perfectly exemplify this year's Walkathon theme ‘Strong Community Raising Spirits’ and the way our community has always supported those in need.”

Meanwhile, Weigel’s has donated $10,000 to Street Hope TN, a nonprofit organization with a mission to eliminate the sexual exploitation and trafficking of children in Tennessee, while providing safe environments to foster hope and healing. The funds went toward Street Hope TN’s annual fundraising campaign. The campaign’s goal of $250,000 will provide funding for the first two years of programming when the nonprofit’s new safe home opens.

“By partnering with our ministry, Weigel’s is taking an active role in helping protect children in our community as we expand our awareness and prevention programming to train more individuals to identify and report child sex trafficking and to educate more children in order to prevent exploitation from ever happening,” said Devin Payne, executive director at Street Hope TN. “In addition, they are helping us open the first long-term, holistic care safe home in Tennessee for child survivors of sex trafficking.”

Weigel’s is one of the convenience retailers that will be featured in the 2021 Ideas 2 Go series, which will premiere at the 2021 NACS Show next month.

Register to attend the 2021 NACS Show October 5-8, at McCormick Place in Chicago and take advantage of the education sessions on preparing for natural disasters and supporting your community, including these sessions developed by retailers for retailers: