Wawa Celebrates Mid-Atlantic Teachers and Administrators

The retailer gives free coffee to school employees and has designated a $50,000 chainwide matching fund to support schools.

September 01, 2022

WAWA, Pa.—Wawa announced the return of its month-long “Cheers to Classrooms” celebration from Thursday, September 1 to Friday, September 30, across the company’s Mid-Atlantic operating area of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C. The initiative recognizes teachers and school administrators who educate, guide and inspire children across the region.

All day, every day from September 1–30, any-size hot coffee is free for all teachers and school administration staff. Faculty need to simply share they work at a school at the register to receive offer.

Additionally, through a partnership with Donor’s Choose, an online resource for teachers to submit funding requests for school supplies/support, Wawa has designated a $50,000 chainwide matching fund to support schools throughout its operating area. Teachers can submit a project at www.donorschoose.org, and those schools that meet Wawa’s funding criteria could receive matching funds.

“Wawa is excited to bring back its Cheers to Classrooms initiative to put a smile on the faces of teachers and administration that work so hard to do the same for children in our community,” said Dave Simonetti, senior director of store operations, Wawa. “Our associates are also looking forward to visiting local schools throughout the month to welcome teachers back into the classroom and show our appreciation for everything they do.”

Wawa extended “Cheers to Classrooms,” with free coffee to Florida teachers and administration throughout the month of August to coincide with the start of school in the Sunshine State.