SAVANNAH, Ga. – Parker’s recently donated $22,000 to Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools as part of the company’s Fueling the Community charitable initiative, which donates a portion of gas sold on the first Wednesday of each month to area schools.
“At Parker’s, we have a deep commitment to investing in education and expanding opportunities for young people in our community,” said Parker’s President and CEO Greg Parker, in a press release. “We’re proud to be headquartered in Savannah and are incredibly honored to support the hard-working teachers, administrators and students in Chatham County.”
Parker’s launched its charitable initiative in 2011 and donates money to schools in every community where the company operates stores. Parker’s has given nearly $1 million to area schools since the inception of the Fueling the Community program. During the current school year, the company has donated more than $100,000 to public and private schools.
“We hold Parker’s up as a great role model,” said Dr. Ann Levett, superintendent of schools for the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System. “We applaud Parker’s for believing in us and in what we’re able to do in our community.”
Parker’s PumpPal members have the opportunity select which school receives their Fueling the Community support. Godley Station School in Pooler, Ga., has more PumpPal member support than any other school in Chatham County. The portion of the Fueling the Community donation that goes to Godley Station School will be earmarked for technology, supplies and other items that directly benefit students. “Every cent goes back to the kids to get students ready for 21st-century skills and 21st-century jobs,” said Godley Station School Principal John King. “This partnership with Parker’s show that we have partners who care enough about students to invest back in the school system.”