Sheetz for the Kidz is proud to announce that it raised more than $580,000 during its annual December campaign through customer donations. This is a record for the Sheetz employee-run charity that exceeds last year’s campaign fundraising total by more than $60,000. Sheetz for the Kidz is a 501 (c)(3) employee-operated charitable organization that raises funds through a variety of fundraising efforts, including in-store customer donations during the months of July and December. One hundred percent of customer donations go directly to supporting children in need of the local Sheetz communities.
Throughout the 2016 holiday season, each of Sheetz’s 541 stores supported 16 children from their local communities by collaborating with The Salvation Army to receive wish lists from local families. Approximately 8,800 children from across the six-state Sheetz operating area of PA, MD, OH, WV, VA and NC benefited from the program this holiday season. Sheetz employees volunteered their time to shop, wrap, and host holiday parties for the children and their families. At the holiday parties, Santa greeted the children and presented them with new toys, clothes, and other basic necessities purchased specifically for them.
“We are overwhelmed by the incredible kindness demonstrated by our customers and we thank them for their loyal support of Sheetz for the Kidz this past holiday season and always,” said Ryan Sheetz, AVP of Brand Development. “Our generous customers and employees helped make the season special for so many local children, and we were honored to be able to spread holiday cheer to these local families.”
“This fundraising initiative allows us to give back to the communities that support Sheetz and we look forward to its continued growth in 2017,” said Sarah Piper, Executive Director of Sheetz for the Kidz. “We are also thankful for the efforts of Sheetz employees, who volunteer their own time each year to help families in their own hometowns have a brighter holiday season.”