Guests and employees raise more than $1 million at Kangaroo Express this year to help out a local organization.
The Pantry Inc. announced more than $1 million has been raised for Victory Junction, which will help send more than 400 children ages six to 16 with chronic medical conditions or illnesses to summer camp.
Kangaroo Express teamed with Coca-Cola during its fourth annual fundraiser to collect donations throughout March at more than 700 c-stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The two companies presented a check to Victory Junction during the recent NASCAR All-Star Race and Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte, N.C.
Additional funds were raised through the sale of Mars Candy at Kangaroo Express, including M&M’s and Snickers.
Victory Junction was founded in 2004 by Kyle and Pattie Petty in honor of their son, Adam. The camp relies on donations from individuals and corporations like Kangaroo Express to give children a “once in a lifetime” experience.”
“Kangaroo Express is proud to be able to help send hundreds of kids to camp every summer,” said John Fisher, senior vice president of marketing, merchandising and restaurant operations for the Kangaroo Express.
Kangaroo Express began raising funds for Victory Junction in 2009 and has since expanded to three states. The company pledged a continuing partnership, mirroring its efforts of the 2012 campaign, and will be the supporting partner of Victory Junction’s 10th Anniversary of Summer Camp in 2013.
The Pantry Inc. is the leading, independently owned c-store chain in the southeastern U.S. As of May, the company operated 1,607 stores in the U.S.