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Giant Convenience Stores Steps up for MDA

Western Refining and its more than 224 Giant convenience stores raised the bar in its second year of supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association and its fight against muscle disease, raising $351,824 through the “Make A Muscle, Make A Difference” mobile campaign. The convenience stores–located throughout Arizona, southwest Colorado, New Mexico and southwest Texas–participated in the

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Love’s Raises $1.5 Million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Funds raised during five-week campaign will benefit 89 children’s hospitals. Love’s Travel Stops raised more than $1.5 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country. The company set a new fundraising record during this year’s five-week campaign. More than 290 Love’s locations nationwide contributed by selling paper donation hearts in the amounts of $1,

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Parker's Fuels The Community

Donates to Liberty County Public Schools. Parker’s has presented a check for $2,000 to Liberty County Public Schools as part of the company’s Fueling the Community program. The donation is part of a $20,000 charitable contribution Parker’s is making this month to area schools in Georgia and South Carolina. Parker’s donates one cent of every

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NOCO Donates To The Buffalo Zoo

Sea Lion Cove exhibit receives support. Family-owned and locally-operated NOCO will donate $45,000 to the Buffalo Zoo as part of a three-year commitment in support of the Sea Lion Cove, an exhibit NOCO has been proud to support since 2005. The Sea Lion Cove is home of the Zoo’s California sea lions, Dallas and Pocus.

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Pilot Flying J Raises Funds For Wreaths Across America

Pilot Flying J is asking professional drivers to join in its “Cup with a Cause” campaign in October-November. With some help from professional drivers across the nation, Pilot Flying J has pledged to raise $100,000 to honor our fallen heroes by supporting Wreaths Across America (WAA). WAA is a non-profit organization dedicated to coordinating wreath-laying

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7-Eleven Fights Crime in Dallas

7-Eleven donates to Safer Dallas Better Dallas, and announces a $40 million in-store, crime-fighting initiative in all of its U.S. stores. Dallas-based 7-Eleven Inc. has presented a $300,000 gift to Safer Dallas Better Dallas to fight crime in the Ross-Bennett and Five Points (Vickery Meadows) areas of Dallas. The donation is the first in Safer

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Anheuser-Busch Assists Isaac Relief Efforts

Helping communities cope with disasters has been an Anheuser-Busch tradition since 1906 when it donated to victims of the San Francisco earthquake.    Anheuser-Busch has shipped 4,312 cases of emergency drinking water—or 103,488 cans—to affected areas to support Hurricane Isaac relief efforts. The emergency water has been made available to communities and relief organizations assisting

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Athena Fights Against Breast Cancer

Athena fights breast cancer year-round. The company, founded by breast cancer survivor of Trish May and a division of DS Waters of America Inc., plans to contribute a minimum of $1 million to support breast cancer awareness, education and research by 2014. Retailers are encouraged to offer Athena water to serve to their customers to

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Salute Our Troops Campaign Raises $1 Million in Three Weeks

Campaign continues through Labor Day at Kangaroo Express to support military cause partners. The Pantry Inc. has raised $1 million in just the first three weeks of its “Salute Our Troops” campaign. Through The Pantry’s more than 1,600 Kangaroo Express stores across 13 states, store guests and communities have enthusiastically demonstrated united support for military

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Alon Brands Supports Military Recovery Funds

John West, vice president of marketing, said Alon Brands is “honored” to support military family members in a new community project. Alon Brands, Dallas-based supplier and marketer of fuels and the largest licensee of 7-Eleven in North America, announced its support of the new Marine Recovery Fund (MRF). MRF aims to support both service personnel and

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Local Store Marketing: Charities

By John Matthews, Founder, Gray Cat Enterprises. Some of the local store marketing strategies that I have highlighted over the past year are designed to increase awareness and sales for your brand, others because it’s the right thing to do. Working with charities over a period of time enables you to give back to the

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TETCO Dan Cook Memorial Classic Raises Money For SA Youth

TETCO fundraises for the San Antonio youth in honor of Dan Cook in a recent golf tournament. The 4th annual TETCO Dan Cook Memorial Classic golf tournament raised $90,000 for the San Antonio (SA) Youth on June 4 at La Cantera Resort. The tournament raised almost $5,000 more than last year’s event. The event is

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VPS Convenience Store Group Hosts Golf Tourney

The VPS Convenience Store Group hosts its 29th annual Summer Swing Golf Tournament and Auction. VPS Convenience Store Group, operator of the Scotchman c-stores, hosts a golf tournament and auction on June 12-13 to benefit the Boy Scouts of America, Cape Fear Council. The dinner and auction will take place at the Holiday Inn resort

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Jiffy Mart Launches Cups That Count

Proceeds from cup sales help local schools. Westminster, Md.-based Jiffy Mart, a division of Tevis Oil has announced its new “Cups That Count” program in an ongoing effort to contribute to the welfare of the communities in which it does business. Each Jiffy Mart location will feature a 20-ounce travel mug stamped with “The Cups

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Team Oil Promotes Higher Education

Team Oil presents scholarships to five high school seniors. Team Oil Inc. President Eric Huppert and his wife, Michele, have given five $1,000 scholarships to high school students on May 16 at the Spring Valley High School Awards Night. High school recipients included Corey Schlosser, Bailey Bednarek, Kiernan Schlegel, Laura Robey and Austin Jacobson. Team

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Rutter’s Golf Outing Raises Money for Children’s Charities

Rutter’s 10th annual golf outing sets records by raising $110,000 to local Pennsylvania charities. Rutter’s raised more than $100,000 in its Rutter’s Children’s Charity golf outing, played May 7-8 at the Out Door Country Club in York, Pa. For the past 10 years, Rutter’s golf outing raised more than $800,000 for organizations whose work is

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Thorntons Joins the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Matt Thornton says he is proud to be a partner with the Make-A-Wish Foundation for a fifth year. Thorntons announced that for the fifth consecutive year, it would partner with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. On May 1, all Thorntons store locations began to sell “wish stars” for $1. All of the

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Circle K Florida Donates Over Half A Million Dollars To UCP

Presentation at annual fundraising event underscores support for people with disabilities in Florida communities. Circle K Florida, the largest corporate supporter of United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), presented UCP affiliates with an oversized check for $552,837.73 during an awards dinner and ceremony at the company’s FishStix 2012, an annual golf and fishing tournament at the Sanibel Harbour

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Stripes Raises $772,486 for Children’s Miracle Network

Funds to benefit 12 children’s hospitals in three states.   Stripes Convenience Stores, with help from customers and employees, has raised $772,486 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals during its fundraising campaign April 2-29. The campaign ran in all 543 Stripes locations across Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. The record-breaking campaign raised an average of $1,422

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Cumberland Farms To Raise Funds For Children’s Hospital

Iced coffee sales at participating Cumberland Farms c-stores to help benefit U.S. Children’s Hospital Boston. During the month of May, Cumberland Farms is set to raise funds to benefit Children’s Hospital Boston through the convenience store retailer’s Pediatric Care Campaign. Participating Cumberland Farms stores in Massachusetts and Rhode Island will donate five cents per cup

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Rutter’s 2011 Charitable Giving Tops $320,000

“We believe these donations have made a lasting impact on the organizations that receive them and those who’ve benefitted from them,” says Rutter’s CEO. Rutter’s Farm Stores made charitable donations to several community organizations, which totaled more than $320,000 in 2011. “In economies as tough as this one, charities need the financial support of the

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Geo.H Green Oil Helps Disadvantaged Kids Have A Merry Christmas

Annual fundraiser beat last year’s charity goal by 6.4%. The Wyatt Brothers, co-owners of Geo.H Green Oil in Fairburn, Ga., have announced the results of their annual fundraising event that raised $25,000 for Atlanta’s Empty Stocking Fund, Newman’s Welcome House and Fairburn’s In His Great Name Ministry.  “We are so pleased and proud to report

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Kangaroo Express Welcomes Returning Fort Bragg Soldiers

Kangaroo Express to provide breakfast to returning soldiers before address by President Obama. The Pantry Inc. is joining the USO of North Carolina in welcoming more than 200 men and women returning to Fort Bragg with breakfast before they are addressed by President Barack Obama on Wednesday, Dec. 14. “Providing breakfast to these brave service

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Circle K Raises Record $1,005,198 for March of Dimes

Pick-A-Pumpkin Campaign funds March of Dimes programs working to give every baby a healthy start and helping sick babies survive and thrive. Circle K Stores and their customers in their Great Lakes and Midwest Regions helped raise $1,005,198 in the annual March of Dimes Pick-A-Pumpkin campaign during October.  This new record total will support March

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CITGO’s Popp’s for Paws Fundraiser Supports Humane Society

CITGO station launches first annual fundraiser as part of customer appreciation month.  Popp’s Riverwalk CITGO, with support from CITGO Petroleum Corp. has kicked off its first annual Popp’s for Paws fundraiser and pet food drive to support the Lakeshore Humane Society (LHS). Now through Nov. 20, customers are invited to drop off canned pet food

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