The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees donates nearly half a million to two charities.
The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees (NCASEF) announced it raised $410,000 for two charities during its 37th National Convention and Trade Show in Honolulu last month.
NCASEF raised a total of $340,000 for Hire Heroes USA, a nonprofit organization offering transition assistance, job search and job placement services to veterans injured or disabled in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operating Enduring Freedom.
The 7-Eleven franchisees raised funds for the charities through the sales of 39 specific products offered by the brand-name companies who donated a portion of each sale to the fundraising effort between May 1 and June 30. Participating companies included Anheuser-Busch, InBev, BIC, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, The Hershey Company, Kellogg’s, Kraft Foods Inc., Mars Inc., MillerCoors, Nestle Professional, Nestle Waters, PepsiCo and Perfetti van Melle.
NCASEF raised an additional $70,000 for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which will be donated in October during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Funds were raised through live and silent auctions, as well as a raffle during the organization’s convention.
“We are honored to be able to make these donations to two very worthy charities,” said Bruce Maples, chairman of NCASEF. “We’re very proud that our 7-Eleven family and our customers have all contributed to these charities, and we look forward to continuing with our tradition of giving back to our communities and our nation.”
Brian Stann, president and CEO of Hire Heroes USA, said he was “blown away” by NCASEF’s donation to the nonprofit. NCASEF continues to be the largest donor for that organization.
The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees is the national trade group for 7-Eleven storeowners in the U.S., representing more than 3,400 c-store owners whose stores employ nearly 40,000 workers.