ALTOONA, Pa. — On Monday, Sheetz, family-owned and operated convenience retailers for more than 65 years, kicked off its annual month of in-store fundraising at all of its 589 locations. Sheetz has a location in Lillington on West Cornelius Harnett Boulevard, directly in front of the Harnett County Courthouse.
Sheetz For the Kidz is an employee-driven charity supporting underprivileged children. Throughout the month of July, customers may support kids in their local communities through donation boxes near the register and also adding donations to their purchase at the point of sale.
With 100 percent of all donations directly supporting local children, Sheetz For the Kidz provides children in need the opportunity to celebrate the holidays with gifts such as new toys, clothes and other basic needs. Working with the Salvation Army to receive wish lists from local families, Sheetz employees shop, wrap and host holiday parties for the children and their families.
Last year, more than $1.6 Million was distributed, making the holiday season brighter for more than 9,500 children in the six states Sheetz operates.
In partnership with Make-A-Wish, funds raised during the campaign also sponsor wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. The charity sponsors one child per Sheetz operating district, totaling 55 children this year.
Furthermore, to broaden the connection to the communities it serves, Sheetz For the Kidz recently announced a $601,000 donation to Feeding America to provide food to children in need. This commitment equates to approximately 10,000 meals per store.
In addition to the July campaign, customers can support children in their community by:
Sheetz For the Kidz, a nonprofit organization, is independent of the Sheetz Corporation. The organization was created in 1992 by local store employees wanting to help local children.