ALTOONA, Pa. – Sheetz Family Charities, Inc., a charity that for the past 23 years has set out to make the holiday season brighter for children in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina, will be doing business as Sheetz For The Kidz. The name change more accurately reflects the charity’s mission to provide support, hope, joy and happiness to children in need in the communities where Sheetz Corporation operates.
Sheetz For The Kidz raises funds through in-store donations, branded bottled water sales, the Annual Golf Classic, Prize-A-Palooza, and other fundraising events throughout the year. All proceeds from these events benefit the Sheetz For The Kidz Holiday Program and Make-A-Wish.
The charity’s renaming comes after a successful in-store holiday campaign that raised more than $516,000, benefiting close to 4,000 children in need across six states. “Thanks to loyal Sheetz customers, we continue to make an impact in our communities,” said Sarah Piper, executive director, in a press release.
In 2015, Sheetz For The Kidz raised more than $1.2 million and impacted more than 8,520 kids. Sheetz customers can get involved through in-store fundraising campaigns, donating on the website and selecting Sheetz For The Kidz when shopping on Amazon Smile. In store, customers are able to purchase Sheetz For The Kidz bottled water benefiting the charity, as well as branded cookies for a limited time.