Originally Posted on SavannahCEO.com
Parker’s, a nationally recognized convenience store leader, recently presented a $5,000 Fueling the Community check to Effingham County Schools. The donation, which is part of a larger unrestricted charitable contribution to area schools, was officially presented at the Effingham County Board of Education meeting on May 6.
“This donation is part of our ongoing commitment to give back to every community where Parker’s does business,” said Greg Parker, president and CEO of Parker’s. “We’re grateful for our Effingham County customers and want to show our appreciation by helping making a positive impact on local schools.”
Parker’s donates one cent of every gallon of gas purchased at all of its convenience stores on the first Wednesday of the month to area schools through the Fueling the Community program. The company’s charitable initiative officially launched in the fall of 2011 and donates money to public and private schools across Georgia and South Carolina.
“I truly believe education is the rising tide that lifts all boats,” said Parker. “Education helps make Effingham County a stronger community, reduces crime and increases opportunity for young people. I’m deeply honored to support local schools and local teachers.”
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.