During the month of May, Jiffy Mart locations in Carroll County participated in a campaign to “Give Thanks. Give Hope.” for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This is their sixth year participating, and since 2008, Jiffy Mart customers and associates have raised over $35,000 for St. Jude.
Customers were able to purchase a pin-up for one dollar, sign it, and have it hung at the location where it was purchased. The goal at each store participating was to raise $1500. Each Jiffy Mart store proudly exceeded their fundraising goal, and Jiffy Marts corporate team and its employees contributed, collectively donating $10,000 directly to St. Jude Research Hospital.
The campaign ran in all four Jiffy Mart locations in Carroll County, Maryland. “The $10,000 total was an increase over the 2012 total of $9,000, and our highest fundraising effort to date,” said Tom Moser, general manager for Jiffy Mart. “The record-breaking campaign raised an average of $2,500 per location.”
As an added incentive, the associate helping to raise the most funds in each location received an autographed framed photo of Baltimore Ravens field goal kicker, Justin Tucker. Jiffy Mart and Tucker had teamed up the month prior for an event to benefit Carroll County Food Sunday which helped to raise more than $4,500.
Jiffy Mart helped to raise more than $19,000 for these organizations in 2012.
“We are proud to partner with St. Jude each year as well as the local organizations such as Shepherd’s Staff, Carroll County Food Sunday, Special Olympics Maryland and the American Breast Cancer Foundation,” said Dwayne Cover, Jiffy Mart’s business manager. “We strive to give back to the community and participate in local events, they take care of us so in turn, we like to help take care of them.”
Because of generous donations such as these, no family at St. Jude’s ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. Their mission is to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment, and St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and from around the world
Jiffy Mart and its parent company, Tevis Oil, support the well being of the community it serves and are well known for their philanthropy. Jiffy Mart operates convenience stores exclusively in Carroll County including Westminster, Finksburg and Hampstead, and provides Hometown Convenience to all of its valued customers.