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Parker's makes $9,000 donation to Effingham Public Schools

POSTED: June 1, 2017 4:39 p.m.

SAVANNAH – Parker’s, an award-winning convenience store leader, recently donated $9,000 to Effingham County Public Schools as part of the company’s Fueling the Community charitable initiative.

Effingham Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Randy Shearouse accepted the donation on behalf of the school district at a special ceremony held at Springfield Elementary School in Springfield on May 24.

 Parker’s donates a portion of every gallon of gas sold on the first Wednesday of each month to area schools through the Fueling the Community program.

PumpPal club members can select which school will receive the proceeds from their Fueling the Community gas purchase on the first Wednesday. 

“Giving back to the community is part of the Parker’s DNA,” Parker’s Director of Operations Jeff Bush said. “We believe in the power of education and are delighted to support the teachers in Effingham County who support student success and transform lives in their classrooms every day.”

Parker’s originally launched its charitable initiative in 2011 and has donated money to public and private schools in every community where Parker’s does business.

The company operates 49 convenience stores in Georgia and South Carolina and completes more than 100,000 transactions daily.

Parker’s has been ranked on Inc.’s elite list of the top 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. for four consecutive years.

The company currently operates 49 convenience stores across the region and employs nearly 1,000 individuals throughout Georgia and South Carolina.

About Parker’s:

Parker’s is dedicated to a superior customer experience and operates 49 convenience stores throughout southeast Georgia and South Carolina.

Headquartered in Savannah, Parker’s has a commitment to exceeding customer expectations and has been recognized as one of the nation’s pre-eminent convenience store and gourmet deli operators.

The company’s PumpPal loyalty program, which includes more than 125,000 members, has saved Parker’s customers more than $8.5 million.

Parker’s also gives back to every community where stores are located through the Fueling the Community Program, which donates a portion of the profit of every gallon of gas sold on the first Wednesday of the month to area schools.

In addition, the company endowed the Parker’s Emergency and Trauma Center at Memorial Hospital in Savannah, donates gas cards to benefit cancer patients, spearheads an Anti-Litter Campaign in Savannah and serves as the presenting sponsor for Picnic in the Park, a free outdoor concert held in Savannah every October.

For more information about Parker’s, visit www.parkersav.com.

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