Stripes Convenience Store customers contributed more than $530,000 in just four weeks to its 2013 Stripes College Scholarship Fund campaign—far exceeding its goal of $400,000.
Customers purchased $1 Stripes College Scholarship Fund paper cut-outs during the December 2013 campaign to benefit local students obtain a college education.
In just the first year of its existence, the Stripes College Scholarship Fund will award $1,000 scholarships to 530 students in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. All funds raised from the in-store campaign will be distributed as student scholarships in the 2014-2015 academic year. Stripes Convenience Stores is underwriting all administrative costs to run the scholarship program.
“We are proud of our stores teams and the energy they put into the first annual Stripes College Scholarship Fund campaign,” said Steve DeSutter, Stripes Convenience Stores president and CEO. “We will make a difference in the lives of our youth by investing in them today through college scholarships. Again, we are overwhelmed by the generosity of our customers for contributing over half a million dollars to further the education of so many students.”
The four-week in-store fundraising campaign was held at all Stripes locations throughout the Stripes operating area from Dec. 2-29. The scholarship awards will be selected and managed by the participating community colleges and universities enrolled in the program.
Headquartered in Corpus Christi, Texas, Susser Holdings Corp. operates over 575 convenience stores across Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma under the Stripes Convenience Stores banner.