HOUSTON—Driven by the success of its first year, Shell is bringing back The Giving Pump initiative, benefiting nonprofits across the nation. Running now through October 31, a portion of the purchases made by consumers who use the designated pump at select Shell stations will support local children's charities. The Giving Pump can be found across 48 states as part of Shell's Force For Good initiative to give back and drive positive change in local communities.
The Giving Pump will be specially marked at participating stations with colorful signage to inspire consumers to fuel up and support a range of children's focused nonprofits, including children's hospitals, schools, literacy programs, youth-based food pantries and more. The number of Shell stations has more than doubled from last year with more than 6,500 Shell stations across the U.S. participating in this three-month Giving Pump initiative.
"We are thrilled to bring back The Giving Pump to make an even bigger impact this year and give customers the chance to support local charities across the country," said Shannon Bryan, manager of brand and communications for Shell Retail U.S. "We encourage our customers to pay it forward at the pump and choose The Giving Pump on their next fill up or road trip pit stop to help us fuel the future of local communities."
The Giving Pump is supporting 527 local charities across the U.S. including Boys & Girls Clubs, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Shriner's Hospital for Children, Make a Wish Foundation, Autism Speaks and more.
In 2021, Shell wholesalers and retailers donated over $1.5 million, supporting over 400 children's charities through The Giving Pump. In the U.S., the designated giving pumps were used 7.2 million times and pumped 72 million gallons of gas.