ALTOONA, Pa., Dec. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- For the past 25 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 campaigns 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 564 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. In total, 9,300 children will be impacted by Sheetz For The Kidz this December.
"Sheetz employees are committed to giving back to their communities and they wholeheartedly embrace our corporate charity," said Sarah Piper, Executive Director of Sheetz For The Kidz. We are also so grateful for our customers who, year after year, support our July and December in-store campaigns. Their contributions help make the holiday season a bit more cheerful for their local communities."
During the month of December, customers can donate at checkout at all Sheetz store locations across Pennsylvania, North Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio and Maryland. 100 percent of customer donations go directly to supporting the children in our communities.
Ways customers can support Sheetz For The Kidz:
- Donate at check out throughout December.
- Purchase a Sheetz For The Kidz water, with 25 cents of every bottle sold supports the charity.
- Shop on AmazonSmile and select "Sheetz For The Kidz" as the charity of your choice. Amazon will donate .5% of your purchases to Sheetz For The Kidz.
- Go to www.sheetzforthekidz.org to donate online today.
This also marks the 13th consecutive year of Sheetz For The Kidz partnering with Make-A-Wish to grant wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. The charity sponsors one child per Sheetz operating district, totaling 55 children this year.
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.
SOURCE Sheetz, Inc.