Love’s Donates Classroom Supplies

The retailer also celebrated its tank truck operations.

May 13, 2024

In honor of Teacher Appreciation week (May 6-10) and Love’s 60th anniversary, the company donated $60,000 to DonorsChoose, a crowdfunding platform for teachers to fund school projects.

“One of our giving pillars is youth and education, so this partnership just makes sense,” said Jenny Love Meyer, chief culture officer of Love’s. “DonorsChoose’s bottom-up model directly impacts teachers and students in our hometown of Oklahoma City, and we can’t think of a better way to support the future generation of leaders.”

The DonorsChoose gift from Love’s helps fund 188 projects at 93 schools in the Oklahoma City metro area. Most of the funding will go to engineering, technology, and science projects at equity-focused schools.

According to a press release from Love’s, studies show that just one funded project at a school leads to improved academic outcomes for students and makes a teacher 22% less likely to leave in a given school year. The relatively low cost of funding a project makes a difference in local communities.

To learn more about DonorsChoose, visit

Love’s also celebrated Gemini Motor Transport, its primary fuel hauler, being named the National Tank Truck Carriers’ (NTTC) North American Safety Grand Champion in the private fleet category for the second year in a row.

“Through our 1,800 professional drivers and 1,300 trucks, we deliver millions of gallons of fuel to Love’s stores and other locations in the industry and safety is always top of mind for every team member at Gemini,” said Brent Bergevin, executive vice president of transportation at Love’s. “I’m incredibly proud of our team and their commitment to keeping everyone they come into contact with safe. Earning this award in back-to-back years is an honor and testament to the consistent hard work and dedication of our team.”

According to Love’s, Gemini’s commitment to safety begins in the interview process where Gemini’s code of conduct is presented for the first time. From there, each driver learns of the company’s high employee expectations, strict safety protocols and is introduced to the advanced technology in every vehicle. Each Gemini truck has new collision avoidance features that include side-object detection, backup alarms, brake assistance, speed intervention, and traffic sign recognition.

In April, Love’s announced the opening of five new Speedco locations.