SANTA ANA, Calif.—Think Together, a California nonprofit serving K-12 schools, and Loop Neighborhood Market announced a philanthropic partnership, commemorated by a $50,000 donation for afterschool and expanded learning programs in traditionally under-resourced communities throughout California.
The donation will help Think Together continue its mission of providing students with access to high-quality educational resources and experiences outside of the traditional school day. With the support of partners like Loop Neighborhood Market, Think Together is able to make a lasting impact on the lives of nearly 200,000 students throughout the state annually.
Other organizations that benefit from Loop Neighborhood Market’s fundraising efforts include San Francisco Pride, the California Fire Foundation, Bay Area Deputy Sheriff's Association and its annual Christmas shopping event, Bay Area food banks and RotoCare Bay Area. During the past three years, over $400,000 went back to organizations making a positive impact in Bay Area communities.
"At Loop Neighborhood Market, we believe in giving back to the communities we serve," said Varish Goyal, president and CEO of Loop Neighborhood Market.
The contribution comes after the conclusion of Loop, Au Energy and Shell USA's three-month initiative The Giving Pump that used proceeds from a colorful, specially designated pump at over 100 gas stations in the Bay Area to assist the nonprofit organization. Loop and Au Energy are a joint venture between Vintners Distributors and Shell USA (Shell).
Meanwhile, Yesway announced that over the past two years it has raised more than $1 million during its annual Golf & Clays Classic charitable fundraising tournaments. The event is held annually at the Cowboys Golf Club and Elm Fork Shooting Sports in Dallas, Texas. The beneficiaries of the 2022 event included the Christian Outdoor Alliance and Operation Homefront, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to help build strong, stable and secure military families so that they can thrive in the communities they have worked so hard to protect.
Additionally, Yesway recognizes and actively supports the communities where its stores are located and in which its team members reside. The company donated over $54,000 in 2022 alone to numerous local charities, civic organizations, military and veterans groups, and first responders, including local police, fire, EMS and sheriffs' departments, many of whom were recognized publicly during check presentation ceremonies at new Yesway and Allsup's store grand opening events. Recipients include the Abilene Fire and Police departments, the Hereford Police Department, the San Angelo Fire and Police departments, Frenship High School, and many more.
"We are grateful to our partners and suppliers for their generous support and thank them all for joining us in supporting the communities our devoted customers, team members, neighbors, and fans call home," said Tom Trkla, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Yesway.