OKLAHOMA CITY and DENVER—Love’s Travel Stops’ announced its annual Share the Love event raised $100,000 for 10 nonprofits across the U.S. on behalf of its over 35,000 employees, according to a news release. Additionally, Love’s corporate employees volunteered at organizations in Oklahoma City, where its corporate offices are located, on Valentine’s Day.
“We’re excited to be back in person this year, safely volunteering at some of our favorite organizations across Oklahoma City,” said Jenny Love Meyer, chief culture officer and executive vice president of Love’s. “It’s one of our favorite events each year, and getting to add the store team member component is a great way to make sure all our employees can participate and give back the communities we live and work in.”
Since 2013, Love’s corporate employees have spent Valentine’s Day volunteering at Oklahoma City nonprofits for Share the Love. For this year’s event, Love’s teams across the country were able to vote on a nonprofit in their division to donate to. The organization in each division that obtained the most votes received $10,000.
Meanwhile, Alta Convenience stores raised $200,000 for its 2021 Make-A-Wish Star campaign in November and December, according to a news release.
The company’s Star campaign started in 2013, and including the 2021 funds, Alta Convenience has raised $934,872 for Make-A-Wish in the states of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming.
“The Make-A-Wish Star campaign is a huge push not only for the stores but for the customers as well,” writes Alta in the release. “The regulars at these convenience stores wait every year for the campaign to come back around so that they can help the courageous children with their donations. … Alta Convenience is proud to help as many kids as they can through this program.”