Sheetz starts July fundraising campaign to support the Sheetz For The Kidz Holiday Program and Make-A-Wish

ALTOONA, Pa., 2017-Jul-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the past 25 years Sheetz For The Kidz (SFTK) has set out to provide support, hope, joy and happiness to children within the communities in which Sheetz operates. SFTK is an employee driven 501 (c)(3) charitable organization that raises funds to support the Sheetz For The Kidz Holiday Program and Make-A-Wish.

The Sheetz For The Kidz Holiday Program provides children in need the opportunity to celebrate the holidays with new toys, clothes and other basic needs. The program works with The Salvation Army to identify families and collect their holiday wish lists. Sheetz employees from every Sheetz operating area shop, wrap and host parties for all the participating children. More than $1.4 million was distributed last year, making the holiday season brighter for more than 8,800 children in six states, amounting to 16 children from each Sheetz store location.

This will also mark the 12th year of SFTK partnering with Make-A-Wish to sponsor families of seriously ill children so they can experience a weeklong dream vacation in Orlando, Florida. Fifty-four families will enjoy a cost-free vacation at Give Kids the World Village, an 84-acre, non-profit “storybook” resort designed to provide accommodations for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families while experiencing the Disney vacation of their dreams.

In July, Sheetz customers can support SFTK through in-store fundraising. One hundred percent of customer donations go directly to supporting the children in our communities. In addition, throughout the year, customers can support local kids in their community through online donations and Amazon Smile.

Ways to support SFTK in July:

  • Donate at check out.
  • Purchase a Sheetz For The Kidz water, with 25 cents from each bottle supporting the charity.
  • Buy any Coca-Cola® 20 oz. bottle of carbonated soft drink between July 1 and July 31 and Coca-Cola will donate 5 cents to support SFTK.
  • Shop on AmazonSmile and select “Sheetz For The Kidz” as the charity of your choice and Amazon will donate .5% of your purchases to the charity.
  • Go to www.sheetzforthekidz.org to donate online today.

A main fundraising event for the organization continues to be the annual SheetzFor the Kidz Golf Classic, which celebrated its 19th year in May at the Pinehurst Resort. This year, the event raised more than $700,000 for SFTK.

“Sheetz For The Kidz has been successful over the past 25 years due to the support of customers who donate funds at Sheetz locations, and business partners that have supported our annual golf tournament and other events throughout the year,” said Sheetz For The Kidz Executive Director Sarah Piper.  “We are also so grateful for the work of Sheetz employees, who have devoted their time and efforts to bettering the lives of children in their communities.”

About Sheetz For The Kidz
Sheetz For The  Kidz is a non-profit organization, designated as a 501(c) (3) charity, independent of the Sheetz Corporation. The organization was created in 1992 by local store employees wanting to help local children. The mission of the charity is to provide support, hope, joy and happiness to children in need within the communities in which Sheetz operates. To date, the charity has raised more than $22.9 million and helped more than 100,000 children!

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need, in His name, without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Approximately 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter for the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar we spend supports those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). For more information, go to salvationarmyusa.org, or follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

About Make-A-Wish
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish come true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Headquartered in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 33,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 34 minutes. It has granted more than 285,000 wishes since its inception in 1980—more than 15,300 in 2016 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at www.wish.org to learn more.

For further information:
Nick Ruffner
814.941.5183
nruffner@sheetz.com

SOURCE: Sheetz, Inc.

Sheetz for the Kidz raised a record-breaking $580,000 during its annual December 2016 campaign

ALTOONA, Pa., 2017-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — 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.”

There are many ways customers can support Sheetz for the Kidz throughout the year:

  • Purchase Sheetz for the Kidz water – 25 cents of every bottle sold goes to support the charity.
  • Shop on AmazonSmile and select “Sheetz for the Kidz” as the charity of your choice.  Amazon will donate a portion of your purchases to Sheetz for the Kidz.
  • Go to www.sheetzforthekidz.org to donate online today.
  • In the months of July and December, Sheetz offers customers an opportunity to donate at the register.

Since its beginning in 1992, Sheetz for the Kidz has brought smiles to the faces of more than 100,000 children in the communities surrounding Sheetz stores in PA, MD, OH, WV, VA and NC through donations totaling more than $22.9 million.

About Sheetz for the Kidz
Sheetz for the Kidz is a non-profit organization, designated as a 501(c)(3) charity, independent of the Sheetz Corporation. The organization was created in 1992 by local store employees wanting to help local children.  The mission of the charity is to provide support, hope, joy, and happiness to children in need within the communities in which Sheetz operates.  To date, the charity has raised more than $22.9 million and helped more than 100,000 children!

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Approximately 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar donated to The Salvation Army is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). For more information, go to salvationarmyusa.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

For further information:
Christina Perry
cperry@planitagency.com
667-219-2067

SOURCE: Sheetz for the Kidz

Sheetz for the Kidz and The Salvation Army to make holidays brighter for underprivileged kids across Mid-Atlantic

ALTOONA, Pa., 2016-Dec-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the past 24 years, Sheetz for the Kidz has partnered with The Salvation Army to host Christmas parties and make the holiday season brighter for more than 100,000 underprivileged kids across the Mid-Atlantic. Sheetz for the Kidz is a 501 (c)(3) employee operated charitable organization that raises funds through in-store customer donations during the months of July and December, proceeds from Sheetz for the Kidz bottled water sales and the annual “Sheetz for the Kidz Golf Classic,” as well as, other fundraising events throughout the year.

This holiday season, each of Sheetz’s 535 stores will support 16 children from their local communities by partnering with The Salvation Army to receive wish lists from local families. Sheetz employees volunteer their time to shop, wrap and host holiday parties for the children and their families. At the holiday parties, Santa will greet the children and present them with new toys, clothes and other basic needs purchased specifically for them. The children and their families will enjoy food, crafts, games and an opportunity to take pictures with Santa.

“We are so grateful for our giving and loyal customers and the assistance from generous partners for helping us make holiday wishes come true for thousands of children in the communities we serve,” said Sarah Piper, Executive Director of Sheetz for the Kidz. “It is very important to Sheetz to give back to the communities that support us as a business, and we are honored to spread some Christmas cheer to local families. This charity was started with the goodwill of two Sheetz employees back in 1992; it’s incredible to see its growth and that the charity and the communities have now helped over 100,000 children.”

This year also marks the 12th consecutive year of Sheetz for the Kidz partnering with Make-A-Wish to sponsor families of seriously ill children so they can experience a weeklong dream vacation in Orlando, Florida. Fifty-two families will enjoy an all-expense paid vacation at Give Kids the World Village, a 70-acre, non-profit storybook resort designed to provide special facilities for seriously ill children and their families while taking in the Disney vacation of their dreams.

100 percent of customer donations go directly to supporting the children in our communities.

Ways customers can support Sheetz for the Kidz:

  • Throughout December, Sheetz offers customers an opportunity to donate at the register.
  • Purchase a Sheetz for the Kidz water – 25 cents of every bottle sold goes to support the charity.
  • Shop on AmazonSmile and select “Sheetz for the Kidz” as the charity of your choice.  Amazon will donate a portion of your purchases to Sheetz for the Kidz
  • Go to www.sheetzforthekidz.org to donate online today.

Since its beginning in 1992, Sheetz for the Kidz, previously named Sheetz Family Charities, has brought smiles to the faces of children in the communities surrounding Sheetz stores in PA, MD, OH, WV, VA and NC, through donations totaling more than $22.9 million.

About Sheetz for the Kidz
Sheetz for the Kidz is a non-profit organization, designated as a 501(c) (3) charity, independent of the Sheetz Corporation. The organization was created in 1992 by local store employees wanting to help local children.  The mission of the charity is to provide support, hope, joy and happiness to children in need within the communities in which Sheetz operates.  To date, the charity has raised more than $22.9 million and helped more than 100,000 children!

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Approximately 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar donated to The Salvation Army is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). For more information, go to salvationarmyusa.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

About Make-A-Wish
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish come true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Headquartered in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 27,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 37 minutes. It has granted more than 254,000 wishes since its inception in 1980—more than 14,200 in 2014 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at www.wish.org to learn more.

For further information:

Laura Hager
lhager@planitagency.com
667.219.2017

SOURCE: Sheetz, Inc.