Parker’s remains committed to giving back to the communities it serves by supporting the schools in the community.
As a part of its official grand opening ceremony, the new Parker’s drive-through retail location in Claxton, Ga. presented a check for $2,000 to Evans County schools. Along with the check presentation, the store also held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Feb. 19.
The new store, located on Hwy. 301 at 3 N. Duval St., celebrated its official grand opening with a ceremony attended by more than a dozen local dignitaries.
“At Parker’s we believe in giving back to every community where we do business,” said Greg Parker, company president and CEO. “We understand that education opens doors and provides opportunities in Evans County. We’re deeply honored to support schools and strengthen communities through our Fueling the Community Program.”
Parker’s donates a portion of the proceeds from every gallon of gas purchased at all 43 of its convenience stores on the first Wednesday of each month to community schools through the Fueling the Community program. The company’s charitable initiative officially launched in the fall of 2011 and donates more than $100,000 each year to public and private schools throughout Georgia and South Carolina.
Customers can sign up for a PumpPal card online at www.PumpPalClub.com to select a school of their choice. Existing PumpPal members can access their account online and choose a specific school to receive donations.
The new Claxton, Ga. location is the 43rd Parker’s convenience store and the first to offer drive-through food service. The store features a hot deli serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Additional highlights include high-quality Parker’s gas, fountain drinks, freshly brewed tea and lemonade, gourmet coffee, locally grown fruit, salads, 28-degree beer, vape products, cell phone accessories and much more. Everything in the store, except lottery tickets, is available at the drive-through window.
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 and recently earned the Regional Economic Impact Award from the Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. Company president and CEO Greg Parker has been honored by the Savannah Chamber of Commerce as the Entrepreneur of the Year.
Parker’s currently operates 43 convenience stores across the region and employs nearly 500 individuals throughout Georgia and South Carolina. The company, which completes more than 80,000 transactions daily, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016.