Parker’s convenience stores recently gave a $3,000 Fueling the Community check to the Effingham County School System. The donation, presented at Guyton Elementary School, is part of a larger charitable contribution to area schools in Georgia and South Carolina.
“We’re deeply committed to giving back to every community where Parker’s does business,” said Greg Parker, president and CEO of Parker’s. “I’m a firm believer that education is the key to future success, so it’s truly my pleasure to support the hard-working teachers and administrators at Effingham County schools.”
Parker’s donates one cent of every gallon of gas purchased at its convenience stores on the first Wednesday of the month to local schools through the Fueling the Community program. The company’s charitable initiative launched in the fall of 2011 and has donated money to public and private schools throughout Georgia and South Carolina.
Parker’s customers can sign up for a PumpPal card online at www.PumpPalClub.com to select a school for their one-cent per gallon donation. Existing PumpPal members can access their account online and designate a specific school to receive donations.
Parker’s currently operates 32 convenience stores across the region, including four locations in Effingham County.