ALEXANDRIA, Va.—OnCue has donated $1,000,000 to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Stillwater Medical Center in Stillwater, Oklahoma, the largest single gift ever received at Stillwater Medical.
“We knew our gift would make the NICU a reality and our commitment would have an impact on children and families in Oklahoma for decades to come,” said OnCue President Laura Aufleger. “Our stores have been serving the Stillwater area for 55 years, and I am beyond grateful that we can make this investment to save lives in our community.”
Stillwater Medical Foundation is raising funds to bring a Level II NICU to the Stillwater hospital. This 10-bed unit will serve all central and northcentral Oklahoma. OnCue’s donation will name the NICU.
“The Foundation is grateful for OnCue’s vision and generous investment in Stillwater and all of north central Oklahoma, and we are excited to celebrate the naming of the OnCue Neonatal Intensive Care Unit,” said Michal Shaw, Stillwater Medical Foundation executive director.
The OnCue Neonatal ICU is scheduled to open in spring 2024.
Meanwhile, Jacksons Food Stores has announced the Pathways to Potential giving campaign benefiting Boys & Girls Club of America. Shoppers will be able to donate at the time of purchase to benefit their neighborhood clubs. The family-owned retailer raised a quarter of a million dollars for in-market clubs in 2021.
“We continue to support Boys & Girls Clubs because their impact reaches far beyond our local youth,” said Cory Jackson, president of Jacksons Food Stores. “In addition to supporting kids through their dynamic programming like college prep and workforce development, they provide more accessible and affordable childcare for working families.”
Jacksons has been a supporter of its local Boys & Girls Clubs for over 10 years. The retailer offers several chances for shoppers to join them in giving back to help local kids experience inclusivity and opportunity. Patrons can donate $1, $5, or $10 at the point of purchase.
At the end of the campaign, Jacksons will match the total donation dollar-for-dollar. Co-branded Pathwater bottles are also available year-round with 25 cents of each purchase donated to each store’s neighborhood club. About 176,000 water bottles have been sold over the past two years.
This year, Pathways to Potential runs through December 25 at over 300 Jacksons stores spanning Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, California and Utah.
Also, Maverik—Adventure’s First Stop is helping Uber, Lyft and taxi drivers get home safely this New Year’s Eve.
The retailer is offering a free energy drink for any driver between midnight and 5 a.m on January 1. Drivers can stop at their local Maverik to pick up a 16-ounce Mtn Dew Energy, Rockstar or 12-ounce Celsius with a photo I.D. This promotion is available at all Maverik stores.