Parker’s Donates $6,000 To Area Public Schools

(from left) School board president Dr. Joe Buck and superintendent of schools Dr. Tom Lockamy accepted a check from Parker’s president and CEO Greg Parker, as Chewy, the new Parker’s mascot, looked on.

Parker’s donates one cent of every gallon of gas purchased at all 27 of its convenience stores on the first Wednesday of the month to community schools through the Fueling the Community program.

Parker’s has presented a check for $6,000 to Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools as part of the company’s Fueling the Community program.

This donation ceremony, which took place at Godley Station School in Pooler, Ga., is part of a larger $20,000 charitable contribution to area schools in Georgia and South Carolina.

“At Parker’s, we believe in supporting education in the communities where we do business,” said Greg Parker, president and CEO of Parker’s. “Education lays the groundwork for future success in life and helps make our community stronger. We are grateful to all the teachers and administrators in Chatham County who work hard to ensure a quality education for children of all ages.”

Parker’s donates one cent of every gallon of gas purchased at all 27 of its convenience stores on the first Wednesday of the month to community schools through the Fueling the Community program. The company’s charitable initiative officially launched in the fall of 2011 and has donated money to public and private schools in every community where Parker’s does business.

Parker’s customers can sign up for a PumpPal card online at www.PumpPalClub.com to select a school of their choice for their one cent per gallon donation. Existing PumpPal members can access their account online and select a specific school to receive donations.

The company’s PumpPal club, which provides discounts of up to 10 cents on every gallon of gas purchased, has saved customers $2 million since the program first launched in February of 2011. Today, the PumpPal program has more than 57,000 members throughout Georgia and South Carolina.

Parker’s currently operates 27 convenience stores across the region and plans to open additional locations in Chatham, Liberty, Effingham, Bulloch, Jasper and Beaufort counties within the next year. The company’s newest location in Garden City is set to open later this month. A new convenience store on Hwy. 21 in Rincon will open in December 2012.

 

 

 

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