SAYRE, Pa.—Dandy Mini Marts announced its 2021 Dandy Canes community fundraising campaign raised $90,303 across the chain’s 67 locations, which is a record for the c-store. The 2021 campaign was the 17th annual Dandy Canes fundraiser, which raises funds for more than 100 local organizations during the holiday season.
From November 25 through December 25, 2021, Dandy customers were invited to make donations of $1 or more to local charities and community organizations handpicked by Dandy store teams. Participants were given a paper Dandy Cane to sign at the store to acknowledge their donation. The stores then hung the Dandy Canes across the building to highlight the community’s support.
Dandy says that all of the raised funds stay within the community. Each store manager and his or her associates select organizations that support their local community and customers, then work to spread the word and collect donations. Local food pantries, animal rescues, youth development centers, veterans’ organizations and emergency services groups are among the more than 100 organizations chosen.
Several Dandy stores went above and beyond this year, increasing donations by raffling gift baskets, offering pictures with Santa, and teams at the Dandy in Rome, Pennsylvania, even turned their entire store into a life-size “Dandyland” game board—in the spirit of a holiday Candyland—with chances to win prizes.
“It’s been another record year for community giving during our 2021 Dandy Canes campaign. The $90,303 raised will make an incredible impact on those in our communities who need it most,” said Dandy President Randy Williams. “I would personally like to thank our Dandy associates, who put forth tremendous effort for these wonderful organizations, and all of our valued customers for being so generous during the holiday season.”
View a full list of organizations supported by this Dandy Cane season here.