SAN RAMON, Calif., Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a highly successful launch in 2010, Chevron and DonorsChoose.org today are announcing the kickoff of the second Fuel Your School campaign. During October, consumers in Alameda and Contra Costa counties will once again have the opportunity to generate up to $1 million in funds for classroom projects in local public schools.
"We are extremely proud to continue the Fuel Your School campaign," said Dale Walsh, president, Chevron Americas Products. "We were touched by the outpouring of support from the community last year. As a Bay Area company, we are committed to improving and supporting our local schools and communities. Fuel Your School enables us to fulfill this commitment with funding for critical education resources."
"Last year, Chevron brought much needed materials and supplies to more than 114,000 students in the Bay Area," said Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose.org. "DonorsChoose.org is proud to be a part of the Fuel Your School campaign for the second year and continue working with Chevron to help support California's schools and students."
Consumers can help generate funding for local public schools in Alameda and Contra Costa counties by simply filling up at participating stations from October 1 through October 31. For every eight or more gallons of fuel purchased, Chevron will donate $1 to help fund classroom projects. Last year, the Fuel Your School campaign donated more than $850,000, providing public schools with resources and tools for education.
Educators at approximately 640 eligible public schools in Alameda and Contra Costa counties will have the opportunity to apply for new materials to enhance learning in their classrooms through Fuel Your School. By visiting www.FuelYourSchool.com, community members can track how much money is being raised in their city, as well as see funded projects and feedback from educators.
Chevron's Fuel Your School campaign is part of the company's global Energy for Learning Initiative, in which the company partners with local communities, governments and non-profit groups to expand learning opportunities and support the development of the social and economic vitality of these communities.
Eligible public and charter school educators from Alameda and Contra Costa counties are encouraged to post eligible classroom projects at DonorsChoose.org. Chevron contributions help fund classroom projects, including science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related projects, among others, as part of the Fuel Your School campaign.
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To see videos from individual teachers in Alameda and Contra Costa counties and learn about the classroom projects they are requesting funding for through the Chevron Fuel Your School and DonorsChoose.org partnership, please visit:
Chevron is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide. The company's success is driven by the ingenuity and commitment of its employees and their application of the most innovative technologies in the world. Chevron is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. The company explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and other energy products; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops the energy resources of the future, including biofuels. Chevron has been headquartered in California for 130 years and is the state's largest company. More information is available at www.chevron.com/CA.
Founded in 2000, DonorsChoose.org (www.donorschoose.org) is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers post requests, and then individuals can browse and fund projects that speak to them. After completing a project, the donor hears back from the classroom they supported in the form of photographs and teacher thank-you letters. To date, 193,000 public and charter school teachers have used the site to secure funding for $88 million in books, art supplies, technology, and other resources that their students need to learn. Through DonorsChoose.org, individuals from all walks of life have helped 5.3 million students.