C-Stores Fundraise for the Muscular Dystrophy Association

Thousands of c-stores hope to raise $750,000 through the holiday campaign.

November 03, 2023

C-stores nationwide are fundraising for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) as part of its Holiday Retail Campaign. For over a decade, retailers including GPM Investments, Circle K, Graham C-Stores, Graham Enterprises, Florida Turnpike Services and Sam’s Mart have raised funds to accelerate research, advance care and advocate to empower families living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuromuscular diseases.

Through January 2024, retailers will invite customers to participate in the MDA campaign by rounding up their purchase or by donating at checkout. All donations made by customers will be displayed on special MDA Holiday pinups in each location to show support for MDA families.

"When communities come together to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association during the holiday season, it means we are able to offer more meaningful moments in life to our MDA families,” said Morgan Roth, chief marketing officer, MDA. “Dollars raised from our retail partners and their customers translate into breakthroughs in treatments, access to clinical care and advocacy to educate and support people diagnosed with neuromuscular diseases.”

“The generous partners supporting our annual MDA Holiday Retail Campaign are part of our family at the Muscular Dystrophy Association. We are proud to team up with these generous companies during the holidays and we are grateful to their employees and customers who share our belief in the promise of the MDA mission,” said Roth.

MDA partners hope to raise $750,000 for the association. Circle K's 400+ locations across north Florida and central/south Georgia, will be participating throughout November.

In Illinois, Graham C-Stores' 24 locations will be participating from November 27 through December 31 and Graham Enterprise's 37 locations will be participating from November 23 through January 2. Florida Turnpike Services participates from November 19 through January 7.

GPM Investments’ more than 1,500 retail locations in 27 states invite customers to round up purchases or donate $1, $5, or more to receive a buy one, get one free coupon for Hi-Chew and a 20 oz bottle of 7 Up & Canada Dry family beverages. Pinups will be available from November 15 through December 17.

"I'm grateful to our partners at GPM Investments and all participating retailers, employees and customers who are raising funds this holiday season," said Amy Shinneman, MDA national ambassador. “When communities come together across the country, it means so much to families like mine who see that they are not alone living with neuromuscular disease. These funds lead to so much progress in treatments, care and access—and this support gives us all a lot of hope.”

In other community news, Casey’s and PepsiCo have partnered for a Veterans Day round-up campaign. Now through November 28, Casey’s customers can round up their purchases to support two organizations: Hope For The Warriors and Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. PepsiCo is donating $25,000.